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New Business Offers Food Mart, Outdoor Gear, & More
Darren Doyle, story and photos:
Warm, sunny weather added a nice touch at today's Hickory Cabins Store and Lincoln Trail Outfitters grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony today, hosted by the Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce.
Owners Frank Hayes of Stockholm and his son Richard Hayes of Morgantown, were all smiles today as the ribbon fell from the large pair of scissors in front of a nice applauding crowd. The facility is located at 8679 Nolin Dam Rd., at the corner of Ollie Rd and Nolin Dam Rd.
Both men are outdoor enthusiasts and their business offers a line of outdoor products including kayak and bike rentals as well as Jackson fishing Kayaks that will available in the spring. They also offer Innova Disc, Granite Gear, Kelty, and Mountain Hardwear gear.
Hickory Cabins Store is a food mart offering Hunt Brothers Pizza, chicken wings, wing-bites, hamburgers, chicken strips, fries, onion rings, tater tots, cheese sticks, fried mushrooms, and jalapeño pepper poppers.
Lincoln Trail Outfitters provides hiking, backpacking, camping, kayaking, and disk golf, in addition to their outdoor apparel, supplies, and accessories.
"We wanted to bring a new business to this area," said Richard Hayes. "We want to see more tourism, kayaking, and fishing, and we also want to give locals more food options here."
Chamber Director Rhonda Clemmons said Frank Hayes serves as a member of the local Tourism Board and that the Chamber felt like the Hayes' would provide an outstanding effort to bring more folks to Edmonson County.
"We're always happy to welcome new businesses and entrepreneurs to Edmonson County," she said. "Hickory Cabins Store and Lincoln Trail Outfitters is a great fit for this community and we wish them well."
Regular business hours will be Monday through Saturday 10:30AM to 7:00PM. Their store phone number is 270-286-0358.
"We want to promote camping and hiking in the area," said Richard. "We'd like to help fill a need here and do our part to promote the county and the Mammoth Cave area."