MOUNT VERNON — Summer is almost here, and helping to usher in the new season is a full line of new businesses around Knox County.
Do you ever get to the end of a long work week and don’t feel like cooking or even going out? If so, make a call to “Son” Shine Catering and have a good, home-cooked meal delivered right to your front door.
Operated by DeWayne Hubbard, “Son” Shine Catering can offer a variety of meals served every Friday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. A weekly rotation of meals is followed each month with main courses currently featuring spaghetti, baked chicken, fried/baked fish and meat loaf. Ala carte salad can also be purchased, as can bottled water and pop.
Orders for Friday delivery should be made by 5 p.m. Thursday. Every 10 dinners ordered will qualify for one free dinner. Senior citizens can enjoy a discounted rate on their meal. Catering for larger groups is also available. “Son” Shine Catering can be reached at 507-5745 or 397-5702.
A new location to have one’s nails finished is now available in Mount Vernon. DX Nails opened for business May 10 at 1650 Coshocton Ave., Unit C. Owner and manager Sandy Nguyen has been in the business of doing nails for 12 years, working most recently in Mansfield. “There weren’t enough nail salons available in Mount Vernon. We hope we can serve a lot of customers,” said Nguyen about recently opening her business.
Nail finishing, manicures and pedicures are available at DX Nails. Nails can be done in full sets or partial sets. Walk-ins are accepted, or appointments can be made by calling 392-0188. Hours of operation are 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
“Stop in and check us out. Everything is clean and brand new,” said Nguyen.
In a hurry and need to pick up a drink or snack quickly? Fast, convenient, drive-thru service is coming in June to Dominic’s Drive-Thru. Located at 908 S. Main St. in the former Leonard’s Market, Dominic’s is being opened by co-owners Sandy and Jay DeGuilio. The DeGuilios have been in the business field for many years, most recently with Automotive Consultants.
Dominic’s will carry a large selection of drinks and snack foods, featuring all the standard beers. Various non-food convenience items will also be available such as charcoal, cigarettes, toilet paper and even select seasonal items. “We’ll have pretty much anything you would go to the store for,” said Sandy DeGuilio. Drivers visiting Dominic’s will enter on the east end from Parrott Street and exit at the west end by Main Street.
Dominic’s will be open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.
Numerous changes are taking place at Hidden Hills Golf Course at 24720 Millwood Road, Howard, with new ownership now in place. Dennis Morgan and Jeff Adrian purchased the business on May 17 and already have numerous renovations underway. The course will feature additional sand traps and new cart paths. The clubhouse will undergo many improvements and renovations, and a new menu is being put together as new distributors are being arranged.
Manager Amy Willey told the News that Hidden Hills now has an entire new staff of seven full-time employees. With many new details still being finalized, new hours for the golf course are still to be announced.
Local residents and businesses now have a more economical and environmental choice when it comes to disposing of old roofing material. Justin Fearn opened Green Machine Shingle Recycling in late February at 10439 Sparta Road, Fredericktown, and is already enjoying good business. GMSR will take all your roofing material — shingles, aluminum, siding, slate, cedar shakes, paper, plywood, etc. — and have it taken away by contractors and hauling companies.
Fearn had been a roofing contractor for four years. “I just decided to transition into this. It’s not necessarily super new; there are a few people who do this, but it’s something that’s fairly new,” said Fearn of his new business venture.
Fees are $5.85 per yard of material with a $40 minimum. A 10-yard dumpster, which usually weighs around 4 tons, would cost approximately $58.50.
Hours for GSMR are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. For more information, GSMR can be reached at 694-4677.
Planning to open around Mid-June is Frog Dog’s at 812 Coshocton Ave. Formerly known as Sips Coffee House and owned by Russ McGibney, Frog Dog’s will still carry a complete line of coffees, lattes, cappuccinos and frappuccinos. Signature items at Frog Dog’s will be gourmet hot dogs and hand-crafted sodas. “We’re going to have an old-style, 1950’s goose-neck soda head where we will hand make every soda drink,” said McGibney. Numerous flavors can be added to your drinks where syrups are injected into the soda on the spot. Other favorites like hand-crafted sundaes and Velvet ice cream with numerous toppings will also be offered.
“It’s an idea I’ve had for a long time and just wanted to try a different concept,” said McGibney, who added he tries to use as many local products as possible. Hot dogs will come from Young’s Locker in Danville. Visitors to Frog Dog’s can eat inside or can also enjoy outdoor seating on the patio.
Hours of operation will be 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday with Sunday hours still to be announced.