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Business Scene for the week of 3/20/19


“I’m Popeye the sailor man. I’m strong to the fin-ich cause I eats me spinach …” Remember that cartoon jingle? Bulging with muscles that certainly impressed Olive Oyl while scaring the dickens out of Bluto, Popeye regularly touted the value of eating spinach in his cartoons and today nutritionists will tell you he was 100 percent correct. So on National Spinach Day, Tuesday, March 26, be sure to stop by Evergreen Market in Greenville for a spinach tasting extravaganza that will include samples of fresh cooked spinach, house made spinach dips, spinach salads and more. Whether it’s fresh, frozen or canned, it is incredibly good for you regardless of how it’s prepared and the knowledgeable staff at Evergreen Market is going to share some of their serving ideas.


Bob and Linda Hart are planning a special day at their business, Coventry Gardensand it’s just for the ladies. So, if you are ready to shake off some of the winter blues enjoying a special lunch, cookies and refreshments while relaxing and visiting with one another then join us on Saturday, March 30, beginning at 9 a.m. You might also want to bring a game, crafts or perhaps your favorite book to what Bob and Linda are calling this special Ladies Day Out. By the way, this Saturday’s special dinner is a A Touch of Britain. Reservations necessary. Coventry Gardens is located inside the Walker Mansion Inn in downtown Westwood.


Lassen Gift Company has been providing quality gifts, fashion apparel, jewelry items and home décor products since 1955. The store is also well known for its old fashion soda fountain. But did you know they have an amazing Christmas Store within the store that is open year round? Here’s the best part, the very hard working and extremely talented and seasoned merchandiser, storeowner Sharon Henry, is having a gigantic storewide sale the entire month of March. Yes, it’s March Madness time and everything except soda fountain products and candy is half off! 


Just a reminder: The Quincy Chamber of Commerce’s second annual Easter Scramble is officially underway and continues through April 13. It’s a fun-filled adventure for participants to search for and find the golden egg at one of the participating Chamber member businesses. The winner receives $100 worth of goods or services to be used at the participating business of their choice. You can buy game cards at The Toy Store for $1 each.


Bink Huddleston and Josh Huddleston begin their 21st year at Sterling Sage in downtown Greenville. Patrons will quickly tell you how they thoroughly enjoy browsing through the store and checking out the array of gifts, furniture, antiques and gourmet foods and candy — and all ideal for the home or for a gift for a hostess, friend or family member for any occasion. Sterling Sage is also highly respected as a trustworthy source for jewelry repairs and jewelry design, again for any occasion.

Pharmacist Karen Schad opened Quincy Pharmacy two years ago and the business continues to grow as she and her well-trained staff take care of the customers’ prescription needs in a very attentive and informed fashion. The Pharmacy also sells over-the-counter medications, vitamins and supplements in a store that is also stocked with assorted handmade-only gift items.

Joanne and Ken Williamson have owned and operated Feathers, a gift store featuring items for the home and kitchen, for five years. The store carries rustic and unique home accessories perfect for either a cabin in the mountains or a home in the city. You’ll find an heirloom furniture line, accent furniture, bedding, artwork, seasonal décor, floral, candles and more.  It is truly “the little store with the big surprise” right there in Graeagle across from the park.

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