Shores Sisters Celebrates Opening of New, Expanded Building | Business
WYSOX – A local farmers market celebrated the grand opening of their brand new building on Golden Mile Road in Wysox on Friday morning.
Shores Sisters held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at their new location, which is right next to their old facility. The market offers a variety of products to the public such as fresh produce, dry produce, bulk meats and charcuterie specialties. There is also a cafe, greenhouse and bakery on site.
“We’re excited to open and we’re really proud of the finished product we have,” said owner Renee Wilson.
The planning process began two years ago, while construction took about a year. The company expanded its product line and grocery line, while adding two additional greenhouses. Shore Sisters also has a cafe which now has more seating for customers. Wilson plans in the future to create a pickup window for faster and more convenient service.
“We are here to serve the community and do our best to do so,” Wilson said. “We felt the expanded building would better serve the community and we have much more to offer now.”
The renovations provide a better working atmosphere for the market’s staff of about 40 employees, Wilson said. There are no plans yet for the old company building, while its silo will be used for outdoor seating.
Shores Sisters has been a staple in the Wysox community for many years now. It all started in 2004 under a yellow carnival tent where Wilson and his sister Raya Shores sold candy corn. The tent was set up at her grandmother’s original location, the Glenda Shores store called Shore Short Stop. The store sold ice cream, deli meats and gasoline from 1980 to 1994. The sisters then started their own store.
“In 2008, we built a small skate shed where we started selling plants, Christmas trees, pumpkins and produce,” Wilson said. “Then in 2012 when my husband and I got married, we built the previous building we were in until this week.”
The business continues to be a source of unity and collaboration between Wilson and his family. His sister, Rachel, is now the cafe manager inside the store.
Wilson is excited about the new building and how its improvements can improve services to the public.
“We offer quality products at a fair price,” she said. “We just wanted a better shopping experience for our local customers and those coming from out of town.”