BEVERLY- Beverly has rolled out the welcome mat for three new businesses that recently opened their doors in the village.
"The western part of the county...is a good area to move to and build in, and people in business like this area," said Glen Miller, president of the Muskingum Valley Chamber of Commerce.
The Cornerstone Inn, located in the former King's Furniture building, was opened July 23 by two Waterford natives: owner Carolyn Plummer, and her partner and brother Daniel Schaad.
Carolyn Plummer, co-owner of The Cornerstone Inn, welcomes diners Joe Schaad, center, and Roger Thomas, right, at the restaurant. (Photo by Sharon Bopp)
"Mother's Breakfast" includes popular dishes like Mom's Special Scramble and made-from-scratch buttermilk pancakes. Favorite items from "Mother's Lunch" are Reuben on Rye, Mother's Oven Roasted Turkey Sandwich and Polish Sausage Sandwich. A dinner menu will be added in three to four weeks, Plummer said.
"We really want the restaurant to be a gathering place for the community," she said. A "no-tipping" policy is in place for breakfast and lunch.
With seating for 60, Shanghai Asian Cuisine began serving food for dine-in, carryout and corporate deliveries on July 12.
The restaurant is managed by Ellen Gonzalez. She is also co-owner with Luis Salas, who owns Tampico restaurants in Marietta, Moundsville and Parkersburg. Shanghai Asian Cuisine is located on Ohio 60, across from the BP gas station.
Lunch items offered include Sweet & Sour Chicken, General Tso's Chicken and Sesame Chicken. Top-selling combination dinners include Kung Pao Chicken, Pepper Steak with Onion and Shrimp Lo Mein.
A New Boutique
Opened in early May and specializing in casual/everyday clothing, Becky's Casual Boutique is owned by Rebecca Douglass. She previously worked at Marietta's Bridals by Carol G for 10 years.
The boutique features jeans, shorts, T-shirts and "dress-up-your-jeans" tops, Douglass said. Fall items set for arrival include flannels, tights and western-themed wear. Sizes from 0 - 3X are available.
Customers range in age from teens to ladies in their 50s, Douglass said.
"The women young at heart shop here," she said.
Becky's Casual Boutique carries some merchandise made in the U.S. and will expand with an "American Made" department later this year.
The boutique is located in Central Plaza, behind the Marathon service station.
According to Beverly Mayor Rex Kenyon, a new barbershop will open in Beverly in early September.
"If other businesses are interested in coming to Beverly, we'd welcome them with open arms," he said.