Another sure sign of Spring is the planting of backyard gardens, and the opening of new businesses, or plans to re-locate existing places of business.
Opening this week in downtown Red Boiling Springs is Bag-Mor Grocery, located where Jimmy Durham's old newspaper office was situated on Main Street.
Owner Susie Eadler opened the nicely remodeled salvage grocery store this Tuesday. She will carry name brand items, non-perishables, specialty and gourmet items and promises to save you $$$ on your weekly grocery bill.
The new Bag-More store front also offers a "Tickled Pink" corner, with "new, used and in-between items.
Opening this Tuesday in Lafayette is the new Huston's Restaurant on the Hwy. 52 by-pass, east, next to Pat's Automotive. The old-style, new restaurant is owned by Mark and Scheryl Laureigh, and will be open for breakfast and lunch and promises the return of the "Liar's Table" to their good culinary offerings.
Case Transmission owner Tim Case has purchased 3.6 acres just west of Shrum's Feed and Supply on Hwy. 51-east, and is in the process of obtaining permits and sewer and water connections for the property, on which he plans to build a 75X100 (7,500 square foot) building, with hopes of being in the new building by the end of 2008. Case is currently renting part of the old Days Auto Repair building, which is owned by Max Mayhew.
RUMORS THAT A TACO BELL will be opening in the Long John Silver side of the Kentucky Fried Chicken fast-food outlet on the highway in front of Wal-mart are apparently true, but official word must come from the corporate franchise owners, and details are not yet available.
Apparently the Long John Silver lease expires later this summer, and Taco Bell is the likely successor to the fish and seafood outlet.
Also opening soon is a new financial services business called 3-D Financial, which will locate on the Scottsville Road, next to Dr. Lynn Cothron's dentist office.
A new beauty shop also opens this week, Sofia's Nail and Spa, at 200 Hwy. 52-east, Suite C, next to Advance Financial Services. Sofia's phone number is 666-3958.
TWO STOREFRONTS have been made out of the old Dollar General Store building across from the Post Office on Ellington Drive. Owner Charles Bray is looking for a couple of entrepreneurs to open their ideal business in that good location.
The Times wishes good business to all, and a successful Summer season to business owners, old and new, and to their customers alike.