Rainey’s Corner at Hwy. 234 and Antioch in Sams Valley is celebrating their 30th anniversary with a big event on April 1. In case you think that is not so significant, look around the area and ask how many businesses were in business 30 years ago with the same owner? Not many. Running a small business is no small feat.
Mike and Bobbie Rainey bought the Muchmore Market in 1978. Prior to it being Muchmore, it was Pruitt’s Junction.
The Raineys started with just grocery, gas and a laundromat. Their
first expansion was to carry feed from the Grange. Next came a hair
salon, auto mart and grocery. They added Do It Best hardware 15 years
ago and became a Purina feed dealer 10 years ago. Their most recent
addition was to expand the hardware and to include a second story where
4-H leaders could have sessions with their students.
Chloe is now the general manager of the center. Bobbie keeps the books
, Mike does whatever needs to be done and Travis Ellis, Chloe’s
husband, manages the grocery.
There will be a big celebration on
Thursday, April 1 which will include live music, karoke, giveaways,
extra sales on Purina feeds and a number of other items. There will be
ice cream and live music. In addition, there will be specials from
every business in the complex.
Some lucky person will win a $1,000
shopping spree courtesy of Do It Best Hardware and Rainey’s. Pepsi Cola
will be giving away a television. Weather permitting, a skydiver will
drop in about 1 p.m.
A number of vendors will be on hand with giveaways and Mike Boren will be there to sign his CD.
The grocery is open from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week. The hardware and feed store is open from 7:30 to 7:30.
you are one of three generations served by Rainey’s Corner or a
newcomer to the area, they will welcome you. For more information, call
Everyone in the complex is planning to have special on April 1 to celebrate the Rainy’s 30 years in business.
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent