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Business

  • One stop shopping

    Imagine a farmers market where you can shop for vegetables and other items indoors in air-conditioned comfort – an appealing idea considering the recent heat wave.

    But that’s just the tip of the iceberg, said Cheryl Clark, who owns the building where the market is located in Pleasureville, along with her husband, Danny.

    That’s because the building not only contains the market, but also a restaurant and gift shop, she said.

  • Wakefield-Scearce’s Burnett earns national retail recognition

    Each year The National Retail Federation honors outstanding small business retail owners across the nation for their leadership in the retail industry and their outstanding grassroots support and this year Matt Burnett of Wakefield-Scearce Galleries will fly to Washington, D.C. to stand alongside those recognized.

    Up to 50 Main Street retailers across the nation will be honored as America’s Retail Champions at a reception program during the 2015 Retail Advocates Summit.

    In addition, five finalists and one Champion of the year will also be recognized.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Farm store looks to locate on U.S. 60

    A retail spot may soon replace some overgrown landscaping along Shelbyville Road west of Shelbyville.

    On Tuesday, the Triple S Planning Commission will consider a zone change request for a 16-acre property just east of Claudia Sanders on the north side of Shelbyville Road when they meet for their regularly scheduled meeting at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street at 6:30 p.m.

  • Sales of cool treats heat up

     As the days get hotter and longer, you’ll see more and more people screaming for ice cream, especially in July, which is National Ice Cream Month.

    And in Shelbyville there are several options to serve up scoops this summer including some new comers, like Harvest Coffee and Café, and a few tried and true favorites, like Homemade Pie and Ice Cream Kitchen and Baskin Robbins.

    Harvest Coffee and Caféis the newest ice cream player, but they feature a well-known brand in Comfy Cow.

  • Housing market moving fast

    The trend toward houses spending less time on the market is continuing; say those in the real estate arena, which bodes well for the economy.

    “There’s certainly less days on the market,” said Chuck Kavanaugh, executive vice president of the Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville, which includes the Shelby County chapter.

  • Bell House Restaurant takes on new partner

     A new face can be seen at the Bell House restaurant in downtown Shelbyville these days.

    In May, Anderly Paller joined the team of Sue and Bob Androit, who opened the restaurant with nearly six years ago.

    Paller, who is originally from Brazil and has lived several places in the U.S., took her time before deciding to get into business with the Andriots.

  • Swifty’s swift closure leaves a hole in service

    Pumping our own gas may seem like a minor inconvenience for us in times of inclement weather, but for individuals like Glen Franklin pumping gas unassisted can be a major hassle.

    That is because Franklin, like several others in Shelby County, is confined to a wheel chair, and despite an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that requires “gas stations to provide equal access for their customers with disabilities,” Franklin said the assistance is rarely offered.

  • Trying to beat the early heat

     

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Plans progress for Simpsonville McDonald’s

    With a development plan approval in hand, McDonald’s is one step closer to a Simpsonville location but not everyone is loving it.

    Joe Watson with American Engineers presented the development plans to the Triple S Planning Commission Tuesday evening for the 4,490-square-foot restaurant planned for 1101 Buck Creek Road that included three waivers and three variances, several of which did not sit well with Dan Davilla, manager of The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass.

  • CUB to renovate Walmart branch

    The Citizens Union Bank branch at the Shelbyville Walmart will soon get a facelift.

    But even better than a new modern look, the transformation will give bank customers more space to do their banking, actually allowing them to walk into the bank instead of standing out in the aisle of the store, said Ben Wathen, CUB’s senior vice president for retail banking.

    “That’s the whole goal of the project,” he said.