Mount Vernon News

By Mount Vernon News
March 5, 2013 10:41 am EST


MOUNT VERNON — A new accounting practice, a homestyle restaurant, and the closing of a restaurant/pub are among the recent business changes around Knox County.


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•Pub 36. Business has ceased at Pub 36 at 22001 Coshocton Road, Howard, as owners Trisha and Tracy Messer have recently closed down the pub due to lack of business. “Just being out there where it was, there was just not enough business,” said Trisha Messer, who told the News that business had been going downhill for the past six months.

Owner of the property at Pub 36 is Santmyer Oil Co. of Wooster. Chief financial officer of the company is Blair Antoni who said, “We’re trying to find suitable tenants to lease it and operate it. Whether it would be a Pub 36 or subdivided into commercial situations, I don’t care ... just so long as we have a quality tenant that will be there for quite some time.” Antoni was unable to provide any specifics on possible business leases at the property.

•Curves. Changes have recently taken place at Curves, 1502 Coshocton Ave. in the Knox Village Square. New owners at Curves are Kathy “KC” Crocker and Susan Marotte, who took over the business in January from Toni Spaulding. Crocker recently had an online purchasing store with Amazon, and Marotte owns the Dance Revolution studio in Mount Vernon and teaches in the Mount Vernon School District.

A new program offering at Curves is Curves Complete, a complete weight loss program with exercise, diet and coaching all in one program. This includes personalized meal plans, a 30-minute workout with cardio exercise and strength training, plus weekly one-on-one coaching.

For more information, call 397-6364. Hours of operation are 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3-6 p.m. Friday; and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

•WRP CPA’s. A general public accounting practice is now available at WRP CPA’s at 8 W. Vine St., Mount Vernon. Todd Parsons is managing the Mount Vernon office of the accounting partnership with Mark Wilging and Scott Roush. Parsons has been in the accounting business for 12 years.

WRP CPA’s opened in January after purchasing the business of Kurt Schisler and offers services of individual taxes, business taxes, accounting and auditing. WRP is a branch of Wilging, Roush and Partners which opened in December 2012 in Mansfield.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays or by appointment. They be can reached at 392-0062.

•Wagon Wheel. Home cooking at its best is now available to those in the Danville area at the Wagon Wheel, located at 505 S. Market St., formerly the home of Cafe 505.

Wagon Wheel opened Feb. 20 under the ownership of Danielle Berger who also previously worked at Ruth Ann’s in Bladensburg. “We recently moved to the area, and I was always interested in getting back in the business; and this opportunity was here,” said Berger about her new business venture.

Home-cooked meat and potatoes, biscuits and gravy, and homemade pies are the specialties at Wagon Wheel where everything is made from scratch. Breakfast is a local favorite which is served all day long.

Hours of operation are 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday; 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; and 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The Wagon Wheel is closed Monday and Tuesday. They can be reached by calling 599-6800.

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