By Betty Gandee
Clay County has seen its fair share of hardship when it comes to opening businesses and keeping them open. However, it seems like that problem may be a thing of the past. With many new businesses thriving in the county, more people are eager to bring their dreams of owning a small-town business to light.
The Hub, Small Town Market, and a tobacco store have all recently opened and seem to be having great success in town. Plans are in the works for a diner to open in the Starcher furniture building, as well as a kayak rental company located in Two Run. Shay Edgar is in the process of opening Shays Southern Chic Boutique where she will be offering a wide variety of personalized items along with a selection of boutique items.
With more and more people coming forward to turn their dreams into reality, several storefront properties are up for grabs. The locations available include the white house located on the Family Dollar lot for $300 (needs work and only to be rented to a trusting individual), owned by Betty and Frank Murphy; the old beauty shop next to the hotel for $225; and the hotel bar and grill for $250, owned by Morgan Gibson.
Vanessa Dunigan states, “This is beyond exciting to see and be a part of. This growth was not sparked or nurtured by elected officials or government funded groups that are supposed to help, but by resilient community members taking a leap of faith.”
If you think a small-town business is right up your alley contact Vanessa Dunigan on Facebook today for details and contact information on these locations. Help make Clay County a thriving town again.