Business Scene for the week of 3/11/20

Blairsden floral shop opens
Jene Preston and Amber Fellner have opened The Magnolia Mums, a floral shop in Blairsden. The two ladies met six years ago while working a C. Roy Carmichael elementary school, and Jene had started the kids’ garden program. Their shop at the Blairsden Junction complex will specialize in floral arrangements for every need, including weddings and events, and will inventory a selection of indigenous plants, and an assortment of gift items, and offer gardening consultation. Photo by Tom Perdue


This Friday and Saturday, March 13-14, Evergreen Market in downtown Greenville is having their annual Pork Sales Extravaganza. Serious shoppers will surely benefit from the great prices during the two-day event on everything pork: Pork sausage, pork ribs, pork steaks, pork tenderloins and more. Forty-year employee and meat department manager Steve Taddie and his crew in the meat department are ready to assist you with your selections, answer questions and offer cooking tips.


One of the first of many great seasonal restaurants we have here in the county, the Graeagle Restaurant, is set to reopen for the upcoming season this Saturday, March 14. Clearly, the exceptional food and service speaks to why this is its 64th year in business and the 20th year for owner/operators Candi Ward and Ed Ward. The centrally located eatery is open daily serving breakfast and lunch from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.


As we approach spring and summer, Traci Turner has expanded the hours at her store, Quincy Thrift & Co. This high-end and incredibly well stocked downtown store is now open Tuesdays through Saturdays.


Should you be feeling under the weather, Quincy Pharmacy storeowner and pharmacist Karen Schad is offering their over-the-counter cold and flu products at a 15% savings through March. She said they also have a special ongoing deal on the Core 3 Metagenics Supplements. Choose one of their vitamin D supplements, a probiotic and a multivitamin, and save $30 when you buy all three.


Ginger Gamble has planned what sounds like a delightful evening out just for the ladies at her Crescent Mills store, Gigi’s Market. Beginning at 6 p.m. this Friday, March 13, the evening features appetizers, refreshments and live piano music. Barbecued ribs will also be on the menu.


Tami and Duane De Jong, the owners of Lake Almanor Ace Hardware in Chester, treated their hardworking employees to a day of fun in Reno in recognition of Employee Appreciation Day. And they did it in a creative fashion that one could argue could have easily been an excellent team building experience. Activities included visiting the Escape Room, an entertainment business where the challenge was to work together to find a way to a successfully “escape.” Then it was a need for speed competition accomplished at a go- kart track, as employees Samantha, Darren, Tyler and Makayla offered their friendly smiles — just like the ones they wear at the store — as they passed one another on the track.


Brook Diaz and Haley Diaz

Tina Temaat-Zahary, owner of Little Shoppe of Nails is excited to expand her family business with her daughters Haley Diaz and Brook Diaz joining her business. Wanting to be close to their family in the Chester area, these two ladies recently received their esthetician license and will focus on skin care while Tina details nails. They offer the newest techniques in skin care with facials (including full body), microdermabrasions, waxing (full body options) and tanning services. Brook also specializes in eyelash extensions. The shop is on Willow Way in Chester.

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