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Art Walk, Market Day mark Fourth

Art Walk, Market Day mark Fourth

The historic town of Montross celebrated the Fourth of July with wine, music, art and a courthouse s...

Montross to mark Fourth of July with Art Walk and Market Days

Montross to mark Fourth of July with Art Walk and Market Days

Montross is planning a celebratory Independence Day festival with music, an Art Walk and a busy Mark...

Montross man maintaining Purple Martin Retreat

Montross man maintaining Purple Martin Retreat

On Father’s Day, George Henry Oliff of Montross spent time with his family. He had dinner with...

Greater Montross revitalization group seeking input from area residents

The Greater Montross Partnership for Revitalization wants ideas for spiffing up and encouraging grea...

First Friday evening events return for 2015

First Friday evening events return for 2015

First Fridays and First Saturdays are back in Montross. The joyful weekend activities will continue ...

Dam breach threatens historic Chandler’s Millpond in Montross

Dam breach threatens historic Chandler’s Millpond in Montross

Picturesque Chandler’s Millpond, a 300-year-old lake on Route 3 west of Montross, has been clo...

 

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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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