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Carlson excited to join Montross Council

Carlson excited to join Montross Council

New Montross Town Council member Carolyn Carlson was well received by the rest of the group at the D...

Montross Spirit Festival

Montross Spirit Festival

Music and band students from Montross middle and high school perform Christmas music at the Art of C...

Montross Spirit Festival drew happy weekend crowds

Montross Spirit Festival drew happy weekend crowds

The annual Montross Christmas Spirit Festival drew steady and happy weekend crowds as Westmoreland C...

Montross to help decorate Christmas tree at governor’s mansion

Montross to help decorate Christmas tree at governor’s mansion

The Town of Montross is happy to announce its participation in this year’s decorating of the V...

Culver hopes to help generate jobs for residents of Westmoreland County

Culver hopes to help generate jobs for residents of Westmoreland County

A former production manager at The Washington Post, who served on the Westmoreland Board of Supervis...

Lewis sees teacher recruitment as a key to moving schools forward

Richard Leggitt

The newest At-large member of the Westmoreland School Board believes one of the key...

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New county store to end long drive for gas and groceries

A new country store, Erica Mall, will open this summer at the intersection of Mt. Holly Rd. and Erica Rd. in Westmoreland County. The new store will end a long drive of up to 15 miles for residents from Nomini Bay to the Potomac River who are in need of gas and groceries 

 

Ground was recently broken for the new convenience store at a location that previously had been the site of Bud-Dees and also Marie’s Corner Store. Don Hess and Diane Lank, owners of the new store and gas station, said it would be called Erica Mall, a humorous reference by area residents to the limited shopping previously available in the area.

“We’ve been overwhelmed with the support of the community and the county in pursuing this dream,” said Hess. “The community – from their responses to our initial survey, to support at hearings, to newsletter feedback – has indicated a strong need for this facility.”

Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors Chairman Darryl Fisher attended the ground breaking for the new business. The Board of Supervisors gave final approval for the county store at a special exception public hearing last summer.

Hess and Lank said the country store will offer a variety of foods and services to the residents of the area including groceries and convenience items. The store will offer regular as well as non-ethanol gasoline to drivers and boaters.

Hess said he and Lank hope to work in cooperation with area artisans and vendors to provide goods to consumers of the area. “We’re looking forward to serving the community that has already been so supportive,” Hess said.

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