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Meet The Couple Reviving Business On Dalton’s Block 79

Viviana and Carlos Ramirez
Charles Oliver / Dalton Daily Citizen
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Viviana and Carlos Ramirez

Five years ago, Viviana and Carlos Ramirez opened a boutique on East Morris Street in Dalton.

Then, many of the buildings around them were empty - and over time, they started to buy and renovate them.

Today, Carlos and Viviana own or co-own several businesses on East Morris Street between Green Street and Glenwood Avenue - what they call “Block 79” - including the boutique, a furniture store, a gym and a coffee shop.

Carlos - who was born in Mexico - came to Dalton as a child.

Viviana moved to Dalton from California about a dozen years ago.

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