Photos by Dustin Bartholomew
Bicyclists, joggers, and other trail users will soon have a new place to grab a bite to eat or pick up a few groceries with the opening of a new trailside convenience store this week.
Abshire’s Neighborhood Store is set to open Wednesday at 546 W. Center St. next to Bike City on Frisco Trail in Fayetteville.
Abshire’s is owned by business partners (and current Roger’s Rec bartenders) Ryan Abshire and Michael Brown, and will carry snacks, drinks, frozen foods, toiletries, and grocery items.
“It’s a small space, but we want to try and carry as much as we can,” said Abshire. “We’re going to ask people what they want us to sell, and whatever people need, we’ll try and get it.”
Abshire said he’s seeking a license to sell tobacco products which he hopes to have in about four weeks. He also plans to offer a bicycle delivery service, with minimal fees based on a percentage of the purchase price.
“If it’s late, and you need some toilet paper or something, we want to be able to provide that convenience,” he said.
Store hours will be open from 9 a.m. until 3 a.m. seven days per week.
“We’ll be open every day,” Abshire said. “Even Christmas.”
Abshire’s Neighborhood Store will open officially Wednesday, April 24 at 9 a.m., and a grand opening is scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 29 featuring free hot dogs and live music from Spencer Hastings.
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