MOUNT VERNON — One business closing, one business relocating plus a new local business moving in are among the recent commercial changes around Knox County.
Athens Greek Restaurant. A mid-October opening is planned for Athens Greek Restaurant at 1 W. High St. at the site of the former High Restaurant. Owners Roger McCoy and Myron Coblentz will strive to provide the same quality food and customer service which has come to be expected at their other Athens Greek locations in Mansfield and Ontario plus the Southside Diner on Newark Road.
A variety of lunch and dinner items will be on the menu including traditional Greek and vegetarian dishes.
Appetizers such as hummus and Spanakopita, soups and salads with Tzatziki, gyro sandwiches, souvlaki, roasted lamb shanks, falafel and mousaka are among the popular Greek dish offerings. Numerous desserts will always be on hand including koulouria (Greek cookies), and the ever-popular baklava.
Carryout service will be offered as well as dine in from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The restaurant will be closed on Sundays.
The Pink Cupcake Bakery. Those who go to downtown Mount Vernon to find fresh-baked cupcakes, pastries, cookies and the like will soon have more delectables to choose from when The Pink Cupcake Bakery at 109 S. Main St. moves to 115 Newark Road, site of the former Ice Cream Station.
Owners Rhonda Smith, Beth Murdock and Sommer Meade are very excited about their move which is planned to take place Monday, Oct. 21.
Renovations are soon to take place in their current block of buildings with the Woodward Development Corp. Murdock said they were made a nice offer to be moved temporarily during renovations and then moved back, but the trio decided to just find a new home and expand their business.
The selection at Pink Cupcake will be expanded to offer cake by the slice, bagels, sandwiches, soups, coffee and Velvet Ice Cream. More ample parking plus indoor and outdoor seating will also be available for customers’ convenience.
Kristin’s Kouture Kollections. Tuesday, Sept. 24 was closing day for Kristin’s Kouture Kollections at 10 S. Main St. Co-owners Kristin Leech and Kenny Daughriety opened the specialty purse and accessories shop in January 2012.
Leech told the News that business had been good, but she wanted to be able to be off work more and spend time with her son.
While she doesn’t really plan to open another store or do business online, Leech said she would be able to place orders for those who contact her on Facebook.
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