MOUNT VERNON — Three Knox County businesses have changed ownership in the last few weeks.
Knox County merchants and residents doing business with Champion Air in Mount Vernon can now have their heating and cooling issues handled with 4 Season Air in Centerburg.
Brian Silveous, in partnership with Chris Rollins, has announced they have purchased the customer lists and phone numbers of the former business of Champion Air, and all warranties have been transferred to them as well.
“We will honor the warranties of all former Champion Air customers,” said Silveous, who has been in business with 4 Season Air since May 2008. A dealer in Trane heating, cooling and geothermal units, 4 Season Air will service any make and model, residential or commercial. Currently operating with a staff of five employees, Silveous is expecting more business.
“Our customer list has grown from 600 to over 2,000,” he said, adding that he expects to be hiring more employees soon.
4 Season Air is located at 17 E. Main St., Centerburg, between Subway and White’s Office Supply. They can be reached at 393-0789 or 480-8080.
Colonial City Lanes at 112 Mount Vernon Avenue is now under new ownership after the recent purchase of the business by Tim Carper. After serving as general manager for 10 years, Carper is now the sole owner of the local bowling alley. Future plans at the business include some remodeling, including putting in a kitchen.
“We just want to get more people in here and make it more affordable,” said Carper. There will be some specials being offered including “Rock-and-Bowl” on Wednesday evenings with per-game rates at family-friendly levels.
Entertainment at Legends Bar inside the bowling alley will be provided each weekend with karaoke on Friday evenings and a variety of bands on Saturdays. Carper added that he plans to advertise various special offers coming up at Colonial City Lanes.
Changes are also taking place at Breezy Bay at 22001 Coshocton Road, Howard. The local restaurant and pub, located near the entrance of Apple Valley, is now under the ownership of Eric and Deliea Griffiths. The biggest change customers will see is the name, as Eric stated it will now be known as Apple Valley Grille and Pub.
“We’ve put up banners over the signs and will be installing new signage in the next two to three weeks,” said Eric. A few minor changes will be made to the menu and will take a few weeks to revamp. A few small adjustments as far as cleanup and painting will also be taking place in the dining room.
“We’re going to try to bring in a few new bands,” said Eric, as they will complement the current lineup of entertainment on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings.
Apple Valley Grille and Pub currently will have no changes in staff, but Eric stated that he will be hiring a few extra workers for the summer months.