Where We Work: Old Mill Market SquarePublished 5:16pm Thursday, January 20, 2011
Name of person featured: Linda Stevenson
Name of business: Old Mill Market Square
Street address: 151 Southern Mercerizing Road, Tryon
Phone number: 828-859-5467
Operating hours: Friday, Saturday, Monday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Business Owners: David and Nita Kersey
Nature of business: Antique mall
Year founded: 1991
Number of employees: 65+ vendors, 6 employees
How’s business? Going strong.One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: The mill has 60,000 sq. ft. of retail space with more than 65 vendors with a variety of items: antique glassware, silver, jewelry, pottery, furniture, toys, linens, guy things, memorabilia, Fenton glass and much more. We have something for everybody and now you are able to use your debit and credit cards (MC, Visa & Discover) to pay for purchases. If you have not been to The Old Mill Market Square for some time, please come in and have a cup of coffee and cookies with us.
Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: Customer service, low prices, large variety of items for sale.
Advice to young entrepreneurs: Customer service.
Your job: I am lucky to be a part of the “new” Old Mill Market Square. We have upgraded the lighting, hearing, vendors, merchandise and customer service. Sales, rentals and cleanliness have become a part of my duties.
Your role model (in business or in life generally): Honest and loyal people.
the key to a successful business is: Customer service and having clean, attractive merchandise.