Dorothy's Market opens in Mount Sterling
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:28:05 GMT —
When you step into Dorothy's Market, one of the first things you'll see, is Dorothy herself.
Dorothy's daughter Jean Buckley is proud to see how far her parent's dream has gone.
"Mom is very, very humbled about it," said Buckley. "You know any time you put your name on something, and this is so visible, Dorothy's Market, she's quite humbled."
Dorothy Tracy and her husband Robert founded Dot Foods in 1960.
More than 50 years later, Dorothy's Market is another branch of the Dot Foods expansion.
A little over a week old, Dorothy's Market offers its customers dry, frozen, refrigerated and non-food items.
"Mount Sterling, Brown County, it's so near and dear to the Tracy family," Buckley said. "It's where Dot Foods was started, it's where mom and dad raised their twelve children, we love this place, the communities been great. Dorothy's Market is just one more way for us to be a part of the community."
The Action Brown County Board Chair Brad Henry is pleased to see businesses like the market, establish themselves along Main Street.
"Dorothy's Market is really the key piece to the whole uptown revitalization plan that we have in place," Henry said. "Because in order to attract new business to uptown, which is what's important for the revitalization, you've got to have foot traffic, which you don't see in small town America today. So it's really exciting with Dorothy's opening up, just to see it all come together and to see what's happening for the future of uptown Mount Sterling."
Dot Foods is also in the process of building a new restaurant.
It is set to open in the Fall, just right next door to Dorothy's Market.
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