Invoice Bernstein is so assured the enterprise neighborhood will bounce again from the COVID-19 outbreak that he’s getting ready to open a brand new farmers market in Brunswick in July.
“All of the issues that made downtown Brunswick a beautiful enticing and enjoyable place to reside and work earlier than the pandemic are nonetheless the case after,” he mentioned.
He’s not alone in that confidence.
Bernstein’s farmers market on the outdated Piddlers Antiques retailer on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard is amongst 5 new companies that plan to open or have opened in the course of the coronavirus pandemic.
Bernstein doesn’t assume it’s dangerous opening a brand new enterprise within the 10,000-square-foot constructing, although he concedes the virus put a brief maintain on tasks.
However “I’m not nervous in regards to the virus,” he mentioned.
Brunswick Downtown Growth Authority Director Mathew Hill mentioned he didn’t count on to see so many new enterprise begins. However he’s completely happy in regards to the continued confidence in the way forward for the town’s downtown district.
Different new companies opening embrace Courtyard Monetary within the outdated Hey Lady Closet location on Gloucester Road and Hidden Treasures, a consignment store close to Cunningham’s Jewelers on Newcastle Road.
Hasherlon Taylor has moved her on-line gross sales enterprise of hair extensions from the workplace within the Wick to a location on Gloucester Road. Her buyer base has grown to the place she is opening a walk-in enterprise, She Hasz Coronary heart, close to So Glo Guitar Gallery.
The Child Theater, 3D/4D ultrasound studio, will open on Newcastle Road. The enterprise will present a studio the place relations will have the ability to watch prime quality ultrasound photos. The Brunswick location could have a separate theater space for household and associates with a big monitor for viewing.
As for Bernstein, he got here to Brunswick over a yr in the past with a imaginative and prescient for the downtown district.
He bought a number of buildings downtown, together with the Zell Constructing on Gloucester Road, and opened Baredlous, a household leisure recreation room/mild menu restaurant on Newcastle Road subsequent to Tipsy McSways. The enterprise has pool tables, dart boards, different video games and public occasions, with a menu of snacks and drinks that embrace beer and wine.
Bernstein mentioned the farmers market will open on Tuesdays and Thursdays initially. There’s a chance it additionally will open on Saturdays.
The market will first open within the morning for restaurant homeowners and managers in search of contemporary produce. Many native eating places have preparations with farmers for contemporary produce and a neighborhood farmers market will make it extra handy for them, he mentioned.
The market will open to the general public a little bit later within the morning, Bernstein mentioned.
He’s working with a neighborhood advertising firm accustomed to the world to solicit distributors to promote contemporary produce from the 40 stalls deliberate on the market.
Bernstein hopes the market will spur extra boutique farming of numerous crops, particularly these native to Southeast Georgia.
“You may develop produce all yr right here,” he mentioned. “It’ll spur individuals to strive totally different sorts of greens.”
Bernstein mentioned he didn’t need to assume lengthy earlier than deciding to call the brand new market Piddler’s Farmer Market.
“Piddler’s is such a landmark; everybody is aware of it,” he mentioned. “It will be like calling the Ritz Theatre one thing else.”
— to thebrunswicknews.com