Fulton Opens New Grocery Store Downtown
FULTON - A new store opened its doors this week in downtown Fulton. The Brick Street Market is the first downtown market to open in more than 10 years.
The small shop offers a variety of products, ranging from fresh fruits and vegetables, pre-packed meat, dairy, canned and boxed goods and other daily items. Its owner, Michael Harrison, said the store will work with the farmer's market this spring and summer to expand its organic, local produce.
Michael has worked in several grocery stores around town for about seven years and he noticed a need for a new market downtown. With the help of his brother, he decided to open his own business.
"This store is a little bit different than the rest of them, because we are smaller, we have a selected variety, but it's a quick shop, you can get in and out, you don't have to wait in lines or really large traffic," said Harrison, adding that prices in the new store are reasonable.
Locals said smaller markets in the area had to close because of competition with larger stores throughout town, but Michael is confident his business will do well.
"There is always a risk in business. As soon as you watch your bottom line and as long as you take care of your customers and they take care of you, so this is not something I worry about," said Harrison.
The market is located on 505 Nichols Street and operates from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. It stays open until 1 p.m. on Saturday and it's closed on Sunday.