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Nothin’ to do? George will help
In June 14 issue, Russell County News
By Greg Wells
Managing Editor



ABOVE: George Alford looks over the dance hall, where the stage in the dancehall is built and the wood floor is soon to come.

His restaurant is called The Meeting Place, but that might have been a better name for his newest business.

George Alford has taken a large building on US 127 in northern Jamestown and is turning it into a dancehall, a game room, a bingo room, a pizzeria and even an art studio–gallery.

“People are always saying there’s nothing to do, no place to go,” George said. “They won’t be able to say that after we open.”

The are putting in a wood dance floor and there is already a stage in the multi-purpose entertainment room.

Alford said he is planning to have regular dances in that hall, along with other entertainment like comedians.

That part of the building that was once a warehouse, where the carpet used to be stored in the building.

In what was once a carpet showroom there is now a studio where George’s wife, Gail is already teaching art.

Upstairs from there she has a gallery going in.

The bingo room is located in the back of the carpet business, which has re-located to the other end of Jamestown on US 127.

“I’m talking with several groups,” Alford said. “Some at the schools, churches…”

He said that will likely be the last of the rooms to go into operation, since the state’s licensing procedures will govern how soon that can begin.

In all Alford said the building should be finished, including new climate-control, by the 4th of July, but he isn’t sure if he can get all the equipment into the game room by then.

That game room takes up half of what had been a large automotive shop.

The other half is taken up with a planned pizzeria, along with an entry foyer and office space.

“Its going to be good pizza,” Alford said. “Not like some places serve. If you order sausage it will have real sausage, real cheese and tomato paste on it.”

For now there are a lot of walls in various states of construction, but things are moving along well.

“In a couple of weeks this will be a changed place,” Alford said.

And its name, The Jamestown Center.
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