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Biz Briefs 11/19/17

Downtown is “Fuller” with the opening of new market on South Main

SALISBURY — A family legacy continues in downtown Salisbury with the opening of Fullers Market & Soda Fountain in the previous Innes Street Drug location — 112 S. Main St.

The market will open on the same day as the annual Holiday Caravan Parade, Nov. 22. Parade-goers are invited to stop in for a sweet treat and check out the recent renovations to the space.

The owners of this new market are familiar faces to the downtown community, as they have operated the adjacent business, Ultimate Sports Apparel, since 2008.

Justin Wells, stepson of Mike Fuller, and Justin’s wife, Sam Wells, will be moving their sporting apparel, merchandise, and screen printing business into the rear space of the market.

Retaining the old-fashioned soda fountain, the Wells will continue to offer Cheerwine and Hershey’s Ice Cream, as well as Pepsi products.

“We want to continue a part of what the Fuller family started over 90 years ago,” said Justin. “We hope to provide downtown Salisbury with a place to stop in to enjoy ice cream and grab a snack, but we also want to save shoppers an extra trip to the grocery store by carrying necessities.”

In addition to grocery essentials, plans for the market include becoming a destination for locally sourced items including fresh produce, local meats and cheeses, and products like Blowin’ Smoke BBQ Sauce.

“We are starting out small with our inventory because we want to know what our customers desire,” said Sam. “We welcome shoppers to share with us what items they’d like to see on our shelves as we grow.”

The building has undergone several renovations in preparation for opening, one of which involved expanding the soda fountain space and adding a small dining area.

Justin and Sam extend a special thanks to First National Bank and Seamus Donaldson, who helped make this project happen.

The hours for Fullers Market & Soda Fountain will be Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

An official grand opening celebration will be held in December.

Tractor Supply Company will be closed Thanksgiving

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — Tractor Supply Company, the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, will be closed on Nov. 23 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Tractor Supply, which operates more than 1,600 stores nationwide with more than 26,000 team members, will reopen Friday, Nov. 24 at 6 a.m.

“Tractor Supply Co. stores will be closed on Thanksgiving so our team members can spend the holiday with their loved ones,” said John Ordus, senior vice president of store operations at Tractor Supply Company. “Our stores will be open on Friday for the holiday season and our team members will be ready to offer the legendary customer service and great products we’re known for.”

Tenderhearted Home Care owner given Rising Star award

SALISBURY — Renee Gray, owner of Tenderhearted Home Care, was presented with a “Rising Star” award at the Hurricane Marketing Boot Camp in Atlanta, Georgia, on Nov. 9.

The Rising Star Award recognizes the effort and growth that Tenderhearted has experienced in the last six months, resulting in a more than doubling of hours servicing clients without a single missed visit.

Gray said that she wanted to recognize Tenderhearted’s great administration — Traci Collins, Tracey Barbee and Peter Gray; the more than 30 care professionals who have a part in the success; and, most importantly, the excellent, client-centered care that the Rising Star Award represents.

Gray also wanted to thank Meghan from Hurricane Enterprises for her encouragement and wise counsel.

Tenderhearted Home Care provides professional, affordable in-home living assistance for seniors in the Piedmont area of North Carolina.

If you want to learn more about having the Tenderhearted team of care professionals care for you or your loved one — or if you want to join the care professionals at Tenderhearted — call Gray at 704-612-4132 or visit www.TenderHeartedHomeCare.com.

Food Lion Feeds launches “Holidays Without Hunger” campaign to help feed local families in need this holiday season

SALISBURY – Food Lion is making it easy and affordable for its customers in its more than 1,000 stores to help families in need through its Food Lion Feeds “Holidays Without Hunger” campaign Nov. 15 through Dec. 19.

Through the campaign, customers can purchase and donate a specially-marked “Holidays Without Hunger” food box for $5, while supplies last, or make a cash donation at checkout.

Food Lion Feeds is partnering with Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief and food rescue charity, for this campaign. One hundred percent of cash donations benefit the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks. All food boxes are donated directly to the local food bank or partner agency.

Additionally, customers have the option to purchase and take the box home for their personal use.

Working toward its commitment to provide 500 million meals by the end of 2020, Food Lion Feeds has already donated approximately 335 million meals through in-store campaigns like “Holidays Without Hunger,” its food rescue program, local donations and volunteerism throughout its footprint.

To learn more about Food Lion Feeds or the “Holidays Without Hunger” campaign, visit www.foodlion.com/feeds.

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