New entrepreneurs revive outdated-fashioned neighborhood market in Fredericksburg | Area Organization Information

The retailer is a next career for Stanford and his spouse. He’s a banker, and she’s a Real estate agent. They live in Stafford County, and purchased the business in December 2020. COVID-19 rules prevented them from getting a correct grand opening.

But with most limits lifted, the Stanfords are holding a grand opening June 26 at 10 a.m., a little bit of an ironic minute for a store that dates back again to 1914.

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Stanford discussed that although he and his wife experienced operated retail garments stores in the space, they weren’t geared up for every little thing they would require to know. The shop sells anything from lottery tickets to souse, and provides extra than 100 unique varieties of soft drinks.

The previous proprietor stayed on for the duration of the changeover, investing much more than a month explaining the ins and outs of running a typical corner retailer.

“Sure, we’ve got the cigarettes, beer and treats that deliver friends in, but we have also obtained fruit, some vegetables, bologna that we slice and the souse that some consumers push an hour to occur get,” Stanford said. “And if we see prospects wanting for a thing and not finding it, we inquire them about it so we can get it the upcoming time they are in.”

A single current night time, customers arrived in for beer, smokes and ice cream. One came in specifically for Dole strawberry lemonade, an product the buyer had requested on a earlier go to.