NEW BUSINESSES POISED FOR DOWNTOWN
Hard on the heels of an exceptional year for Kinston’s downtown, three more new businesses are poised to open in September offering patrons even more opportunities for jobs and spending.
• In addition to the new photography studio, Adams’ renovated space contains the Beauty Box; Leon Thomas Treasures at the Beauty Box with 20 vendors offering a variety of items for personal and home use; and The Exchange, a 2400 square foot party/social gathering space available for lunch and evening events. The space contains a warming kitchen. Exchange phone: 252-686-5061/Leon Thomas phone: 252-686-5060/Beauty Box phone: 252-522-3939; and Potter Photography phone: 252-522-8001.
• Around the corner on Herritage Street, the Middle Grounds Coffeehouse at 212 N. Herritage is scheduled to open in mid-September. The coffee business has been renovating space formerly occupied by Weeping Willow clothing for women. Proprietors Jessica and J.L. Dawson will be offering specialty coffees, pastries, teas and smoothies. Call 252-686-5140.
• Sutton’s Event Planning and Rentals at 207 N. Queen is set to open second week of September when Tanya Sutton begins taking reservations for her services. Potential customers are encouraged to call 252-939-5539. Ms. Sutton will help you plan for large and small events and help arrange facilities you might need for the event.
The queen of the Queen Street Deli & Bakery, Leraine Tolston, has expanded service for her very popular restaurant to include Saturday and Sunday hours with new breakfast menus. She advertises that the deli is open daily from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm at the 115/117 South Queen Street location.
Popular items on the new breakfast menu includes eggs benedict, million dollar pound cake French toast, Belgian waffles, three egg omelets, a menu of breakfast plates; other breakfast/brunch selections; and a variety of coffees etc. Phone: 252-527-1900.
Shelia Stroud at Designs by Shelia, 218 N. Herritage, is expanding her business hours to be available to a growing number of downtown visitors, often out-of-towners, who are showing up for their reservations at the Chef & the Farmer, Ginger 108 or the Boiler Room.
Bert and Gloria Pearson have decided to help a promising entrepreneur open his or her own business at 212-214 South Queen Street by offering merchandise in the store now known as the Clothing Warehouse at a reduced price of $2,000.00.
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