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New store opening in Bowling Green

Tuesday, December 30, 2003

Jeannie Weber goes over some paperwork with Eric Jones of Wabash Foodservice.

While the opening of a grocery store is hardly big news, sometimes the services provided can make the difference.

Jeannie and Brent Weber, proprietors of the 6 Points Trading Post, plan on having all of the usual stuff in their store -- with a slight twist.

Jeannie said the name was chosen because six roads come to a point near the new store.

"We're going to contact local churches to get the names of shut-ins," Jeannie said, "and deliver groceries to them if they live in a five-to-10 mile radius of the store. We don't want anyone starving to death because they can't get groceries, and that's happened before."

Weber said that the store plans on charging "a minimal amount" for the deliveries.

"We're just going to be a little grocery store with pizzas, fresh deli meat, and basic grocery stuff," she said. "We won't have a lot of convenience foods, but we'll have a coffee bar, and basic first-aid stuff and medicine."

The store is located 2 miles east of Bowling Green on S.R. 46. As of Monday, Jeannie was still hard at work getting things together, but she promised that "the store will be ready" on their opening date, Jan. 2.

"It's getting kind of hectic today," she said, "with stocking everything and all that, but otherwise it's been pretty smooth."

The couple has had help putting everything together, especially from Bob Hampton of Wabash Foods, who Jeannie said "basically sets up stores."

"We're getting a list of what visitors want that he didn't bring," Jeannie said.

Her husband works in Bloomington at Evenson, and was doing so Monday afternoon as Jeannie and others set stuff up for the store's big opening.

"I'm not letting him quit his day job this soon," she said with a laugh.

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