On October 13th 2021, Ellianos welcomed its twentieth store location in Rockmart, GA, under the ownership of Frank Phillips and James DeMar. Once a bustling train depot and slate roofing town, Rockmart is now a quaint town known for its position along the Silver Comet Trail and is a favorite for locals and visitors alike. Ellianos Coffee fits perfectly in the community, and we’re excited to now be serving the area’s residents.
Owners and operators Frank and James were drawn to the Rockmart location primarily because of its enormous potential and small-town feel. Frank and James have been business partners for about seven years and opened their first Ellianos location together in Dallas, Georgia, two years ago. They also own a store location in Lithia Springs, Georgia. Together they make the perfect operating team, as Frank has a background in the U.S. Marine Corps, food service, and technology, while James has experience in accounting and technology.
In an interview, Frank mentioned that the city of Rockmart has been extremely accommodating, and the community has already begun sharing its limitless hospitality throughout the construction process. Frank and James look forward to continuing to establish a loyal customer base and interacting with the community for years to come. When asked if there was anything he would like to share with the residents of Rockmart, Frank replied, “We are beyond excited to bring our families and our business to Rockmart, and maybe give Cedartown something to be a little jealous about.”