Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Cramerton ABC Board Chairwoman Carolyn Helms is cutting the ribbon, with (from left) Town Manager and Chamber Board member David Pugh, Mayor Will Cauthen, Commissioner Susan Neeley, ABC Board General Manager Sam Carpenter, Store Manager Greg Matthew, Board CFO Gil Aguirre, Chamber Board member Dick Cromlish of School Resources and store staff members.
Cramerton ABC Store #1 celebrates expansion
Almost 11 years after the Town of Cramerton opened its first ABC store with a Chamber ribbon cutting on March 26, 2007, the town celebrated a major expansion of the store in the Cramer Market Place shopping center on Jan. 23, 2018. The location at 202-C Market Street became known as Store #1 last year when Store #2 opened in an new brick building on South New Hope Road.
Store #1 was almost doubled in size and in inventory with an expansion into to an adjoining retail space that became available.
Cramerton ABC Board Chairwoman Carolyn Helms cut the ribbon and Mayor Will Cauthen spoke during the ceremony. A big crowd of Chamber members and Cramerton residents turned out to see the new store and enjoy refreshments by H&M Catering.
Others came because they held hopes of claiming the right to purchase a rare bottle of 23-year-old Pappy Van Winkle bourbon in a drawing that was the climax of the celebration. The happy winner wished to remain anonymous, since the bottle is reported to have brought several thousand dollars on the open market.
Store hours are Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. For more information, call 704.461.8752.
On March 26, 2007, then Cramerton ABC Board Chairman Barry Smith prepares to cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the town's first ABC store, with ABC Board members Carolyn Helms, who now serves as Board chairwoman, and Board member Sam Carpenter. Former mayor Ronald Murphy is in the back behind then Town Commissioners Jacque Sumner and Sandra Ware. Holding the ribbon are Montcross Area Chamber Executive Director Ted Hall (left) and then President Paul Lowrance of Mckenney Family Dealerships.