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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Lots of new businesses opening in the Boro
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The Plank & Tile Flooring Store opened Monday on Hwy 301 South in Statesboro.

Plank & Tile
Flooring Store

        Monday was the official opening day for our communities' newest flooring store, Plank & Tile Flooring Store, located at 9020 U.S. Highway 301 South in Statesboro.
        Plank & Tile is owned and operated by Roger Guerrero who has more than 15 years of flooring experience in our community. The store is located in the old "Yamaha" building giving it a new life.
        With its' rustic modern design and very spacious showroom, there try to offer something for every project and every budget. Guerrero said the store caters to everyone with flooring needs, including commercial contractors, interior designers or DIY customers.
        Guerrero said they have worked to create a unique experience for the customer when shopping for flooring in the large climate controlled building and they also offer design services.
        The entire staff has worked together locally in the flooring business and have come together as a team at Plank & Tile, he said. In addition to Roger, the team includes Roger's wife, Tiffany Guerrero, Steve Brown, Brandon Brannen, Kristi Barron and Christian Boatright.
        It is open Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday by appointment, (912) 623-2205.

‘Big Boy' Cookies
        New to Statesboro is "Big Boy" Cookies, which features gourmet, specialty cookies that are made from scratch.
Baker Jonny Wommack and his wife Hannah, recently moved to Statesboro from Vidalia and have brought their cookies business with them. They sell cookies from their food truck at festivals, through neighboring restaurants and shops, and online.
        This is not your average bakery, as many of the cookies include ingredients you would not normally find in grandma's cookies. Some of these ingredients include bourbon, bacon and much more.
        Jonny also enjoys giving his customers a unique twist on how to enjoy his cookies by suggesting drinks (not milk) to go along with each flavor. For more information on Big Boy Cookies visit bigboycookies.com.

Wacky Wingz
        Local businessman A.J. Trimble opened Wacky Wingz at 107 East Parrish Street in the old China One Restaurant last month. He has completely renovated the restaurant converting it to a takeout only concept restaurant.
        Trimble said he does chicken the "old-fashion" way, staying away from prepackaged or pre-seasoned product, priced competitively and giving customers lots of choices. All sauces and seasonings are made in house or sourced from other local vendors.
        Obviously their primary product are wings with 17 flavors to choose from, but they also offer chicken tenders, salads and sides.
        So far, Trimble said Statesboro has embraced the restaurant enthusiastically.
        They are open Monday - Thursday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Wacky Wingz offers 10 percent discount to law enforcement, fire, EMS and senior citizens every day.

Southern Cakes Bakery
        Cora Barrs, a native of Statesboro, has fulfilled her dream of opening Southern Cakes Bakery. Cora has more than 10 years of experience in the industry, where she first began baking cakes out of her home.
        Southern Cakes Bakery is located at 1035 Highway 24 East, in the former Mazanos Mexican Restaurant across from Mill Creek. They officially opened Monday.
        The full-service bakery will offer traditional bakery items including candy, 12-layer specialty cakes, wedding cakes, cupcakes, cake bars, eclairs and puffed pastries. They will also offer wholesale options to local venders and have a party room for birthdays, meetings and special events.
        They are open Monday - Friday 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Call (912) 871-5677.

Statesboro Auctioneers auctioning off Johnny Harris Restaurant
        Statesboro auctioneers Alex Grovenstein and Brent Stephens with South Auction and Realty were selected recently to handle the auction of the famed Johnny Harris Restaurant in Savannah.
        This auction provides a rare opportunity to own a piece of Savannah's history. All memorabilia, fixtures, equipment and décor will be sold. The only thing not for sale are the recipes.
        Johnny Harris closed recently after 95 years in business. The online auction is live now and will end June 22. There will be three open house dates to preview the items for sale on June 15, 18 and 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
        To participate in the auction or view items online go to www.southauction.com

             Please email DeWayne at dgrice@statesboroherald.com or give him a call at (912) 489-9499.

 

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