Tavern, consignment store open, Allstate, LaurelHurst new executives

Published 8:27 pm Monday, December 7, 2009

The Celtic Tavern
The Celtic Tavern plans to offer “a taste of Scotland in The Carolinas.” A grand opening is planned for the evening of December 11.
The restaurant will offer nightly entertainment including live music, open-mic nights and jams, and darts and pool tournaments. The restaurants bar will feature nine beers on draft from Ireland, Scotland and England, as well as more than 60 styles of bottled beer and 50 varieties of wine.
Andrew Walton of The Celtic Tavern is a native of Scotland and said the restaurant will serve traditional Scottish fare like Haggis, Scottish Pie, and Yorkshire Pudding as well as American favorites like burgers, soups and sandwiches.
The tavern will be open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until midnight with extended hours on Thursdays and Fridays until 2 a.m. and is located in the former Bird Mountain Market between Tryon and Landrum. For more information call 864-457-2250.
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Denise C. Byers has decided to make Columbus/Tryon her new home as she takes the leadership position of
Although she is a native of Gaffney, S.C., Byers has lived in North Carolina for 21 years. After having a career in the management of physicians practices, she chose to pursue the field of independent and assisted living in Shelby, N.C., beginning in 1992.
“My love of seniors began with the time I spent with my grandmother, a native of Bryson City, N.C. She shared much wisdom with me on growing older and taught me just how special seniors are. My respect and admiration for seniors grew from there,” says Byers.
After graduating from Gardner-Webb University in 1989, Byers began her long career in healthcare management which extends from South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, to North Carolina.
She has experience in managing both assisted living and Alzheimers/dementia special memory care communities. Byers is now a grandmother herself and enjoys spending time with her two grandsons, six-year-old Gavin and three year-old Braedon who live in Hickory, N.C.
Beyers says, “It is important that seniors live with dignity and independence as long as possible. I have spent my life and career being and advocate for seniors and the quality of life they deserve. I am extremely thankful and fortunate to have the opportunity to support the seniors in the Columbus/Tryon area as the new executive director of LaurelHurst and LaurelWoods, and I equally look forward to becoming an active part of the Polk County community.”
* * *, on Bird Mountain next to the Hungry Fox Restaurant on Hwy. 176, will open for business this week.LaurelWoods Assisted Living and LaurelHurst Retirement Apartment Homes.
Vera, Ultimate in Consignments and Originals
Owners Bart and Diana Winkler have created a multi-faceted shopping experience in a single location. Vera will consign high-end furniture and furnishings. Other shops within the store will be “A Change of Clothes,” a childrens consignment to help benefit The Tuesday School. “Wild Child,” formerly located in uptown Landrum, will offer the same fun and unusual gifts for the “wild child in all of us,” with a focus on American made items.
There will also be vintage, fine clothing and handmade gifts from “Lydias Closet.” Native plants and herbs will be available for sale on a seasonal basis.
“We felt there was an opportunity in the Landrum-Tryon-Columbus area for our retail vision,” Diana Winkler said. “Were excited to bring this eclectic shopping experience to our friends and neighbors.”
Consignment items will be taken by appointment only. To arrange an appointment, call (864) 457-3694. Store hours will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
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The Columbus, N.C. branch of
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A member of the, the newest member of Landrums retail community, will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 409 N. Howard Ave., Hwy. 176 in Landrum.Allstate has been purchased by Justin T. McDaniel of Rutherforton, N.C. McDaniel took over as the official principal agent on Tuesday, December 1. Justin along with Xavier Martinez, who is bilingual, say they look forward to becoming involved with the community in Columbus and Tryon and serving Polk Countys needs for insurance and financial services. Allstate, a national company, is known for its home and auto insurance but also offers financial planning services like IRA rollover and retirement planning, life insurance, and financial management. Justin McDaniel can be reached at 828-894-3269. The office is located at 155 W Mills St Suite 106 in the Dunn Columbus Commons, Columbus, N.C.Carolina Hills at Meadowbrook development team, acclaimed international golf course architect Rick Robbins, has been nominated to the executive committee of the American Association of Golf Course Architects.

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