A new event center in downtown Cedartown was discussed at this week’s City Commission’s work session meeting. Reports said that the 4200 square foot complex would be named the ‘Jim & Jean Lankford Family Event Center and would be located at the corner of Main and Ware Streets.

Officials added that the design would be based on the former Brewster General Mercantile building.

The building would include a large meeting space, complete with industrial kitchen space, open outdoor patio space, audio/visual capabilities and exterior restrooms for cyclists riding on the adjacent Silver Comet Trail.

Rome based Cevian Design Labs said that the project is still in the schematic design phase, focusing primarily on the floor plan, building layout, and elevations.

Bids on construction are expected to begin early next spring with groundbreaking by late spring.