Calling the previous week’s opening a soft opening, Carloss used the rest of May to iron out any wrinkles with the business before holding a grand opening May 31. With a focus on locally grown products, a made-to-order deli and customer experience, the market opened at the corner of Nahm Street and Broadway where Livingston County native Lester Myrick opened his grocery in the building in 1960 and ran it until closing in 2003.
Advertised hours for the market are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
The Patio Grill opened at Drake Creek Golf Club in Ledbetter. The new restaurant, located in the Drake Creek subdivision on the golf course, caters to everyone, golfer or no, according to Todd Butts, owner.
“Drake Creek is one of Livingston County’s most beautiful settings. But unless you play golf, we’ve really had nothing to offer,” Butts said in a release.
“Now this facility allows everyone to enjoy the unique views and great atmosphere.”
The Patio Grill features two large dining areas, five big-screen TVs and a 1,200-foot outdoor patio that overlooks the golf course. Free miniature golf is available as is a reception room for reserving that can seat 72 people.
For more information call 270-898-4653.
Banks Grocery Co.closed its SuperValu store at 2965 Jackson St. on May 20 and re-opened it May 25 as Cash Saver, according to H.B. Banks, vice president.
Banks has said the company changed wholesale suppliers from SuperValu, Inc. to Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc., which prompted the company to change the name of its SuperValu Foods store in Cairo, Ill., to Wonder Market of Cairo in the last month.
Cash Saver stores advertise items at cost plus 10 percent.
Banks Grocery also plans to remodel its SuperValu Foods store at 2855 Lone Oak Road before year’s end, Banks said.
The Lone Oak store’s business concept won’t change as the remodel is more cosmetic than the changes at the company’s other two stores in the region, Banks said.
Randall D. Fox launched Capstone HR Services, Inc. a human resources consulting firm for small to mid-size employers in the western Kentucky region.
Capstone offers HR expertise in talent management, compensation, compliance, policy and employee handbooks and human capital planning.
“Capstone’s vision is ‘Compliance for Today ... Growth for Tomorrow,’” Fox said in a release. “This will also apply to non-profit groups, especially small churches who have only a few paid staff members. They have compensation, policy handbook and staffing needs, too.”
Fox has 36 years of varied HR experience. His last 23 years of HR work were at Rio Tinto Alcan’s plant in Benton. He is also vice chairman of the board of directors for the Bluegrass State Skills Corporation for the Commonwealth, having been recently re-appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear. For more information call 270-703-9352.
MobileNation opened at 2780 New Holt Road and offers a wholesale approach to wireless cell phone services, according to the company.
MobileNation owns and operates its own high-speed wireless network in Tennessee and Kentucky. “We aim to keep our costs and overhead low to deliver high-quality wireless service at a significantly lower monthly cost,” said Nate Smiley, marketing manager, in an email.
Customers are covered outside of the two states as well with 3G service nationwide through partnerships with other wireless providers. “As for MobileNation’s core business concept, we are the first and only savings club designed for wireless phones,” Smiley wrote in an email. “We include many features like unlimited mobile to mobile and unlimited text messaging with the plan rather than charging extra for it.”
Smiley wrote that the local store employs four and is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
Other MobileNation locations in Tennessee: two in Jackson, and stores in Dyersburg, Humboldt and Milan. For more information, visit mymobilenation.com.
Google launched Kentucky Get Your Business Online, a program designed by the online company and Greater Louisville, Inc. to help small businesses get online.
Small businesses across the state can visit KentuckyGetOnline.com to obtain a free website as well as free tools, training and resources, according to a release from Judd Templin, spokesman.
Google is partnering with Intuit to provide its popular Intuit Websites offerings for free including an easy-to-build website, a customized domain name and web-hosting for one year.
According to the Small Business Engagement division of Google, 71 percent of Kentucky small businesses do not have a website or online presence despite that 97 percent of Americans look online for local products and services.
Interior design and furniture store Ethan Allen has expanded its showroom at 451 Jordan Drive into a neighboring space.
The added space includes an on-site warehouse, inspection station and offices, according to Kenn Gray, design consultant.
While approaching the two-year anniversary of owners Jim and Annette Moss opening the design center in Paducah, the location is set to roll out a new Express service.
The service will feature more than 20 rooms already put together by the store’s designers, from the furnishings to accessories to artwork and lighting.
Ethan Allen will offer the room at special rates and with quicker free delivery, Gray said.
Gray said the new look will also include customizable dining tables with store displays that make it easier to choose the size, top, leg and finish from more options. The company’s new four-poster beds are also available in several post and finish options.
Helitech, a waterproofing and foundation repair firm with an office at 935 N. 32nd St., celebrates 25 years in business this year.
President William Courtney said business integrity and customer service continue to be a focus that has helped the business thrive.
Friendship Doll Shop & Giftsopened in Lone Oak at the former Lone Oak News office at 202 N. Friendship Road.
Owned and operated by Jan and Bill Herzog, the shop centers around the 18-inch American Girl Doll and Bitty Baby doll models.
Although the shop is not affiliated with American Girl, LLC or its associates, it does have clothes and accessories to fit those dolls and others.
The Herzogs plan a grand opening from noon to 5 p.m. June 23. Office hours are noon to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
For more information call 270-908-5823 or 270-559-8958, or email email@example.com.
Creative Fitness Exercise Studio in Fulton held a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday.
The exercise studio opened at 611 Martin Luther King Drive in the former BB’s building.