2014-08-05 / Front Page

Millgrove Store Now Open For Local Residents And Motorists

by Michael Stanley
Staff Writer


The Millgrove Store offers those traveling along U.S. 231 North a convenient stop for gasoline, diesel fuel and a variety of items ranging from groceries to fishing tackle and bait. (Staff Photo) The Millgrove Store offers those traveling along U.S. 231 North a convenient stop for gasoline, diesel fuel and a variety of items ranging from groceries to fishing tackle and bait. (Staff Photo) After sitting vacant for the past seven years, the newly renovated Millgrove Store is back in business at the corner of U.S. 231N and Hardware Road under the guidance of new owner Wayne McCormick.

“It took a lot longer than I thought,” McCormick said. “We put in one new tank, a canopy over the gas pumps and we gutted the whole interior, put up new dry­wall, new ceilings, all new electrical and everything.”

Open seven days a week, the convenience store also houses his daughter, Nancy Welsey’s beauty salon, the relocated Main Street Sa­lon from Gosport.

Wesley is currently tak­ing appointments Monday evening and on Fridays, but has plans for a second styl­ist to take daily walk-in clients.


The Millgrove Store is being operated by man­agers Josh Olczak and Nancy Welsey, as well as owner Wayne McCormick. (Staff Photo) The Millgrove Store is being operated by man­agers Josh Olczak and Nancy Welsey, as well as owner Wayne McCormick. (Staff Photo) McCormick also has plans for a new restaurant in the back portion of the store, tentatively set for a mid-August opening.

“We offer gasoline, die­sel fuel, all kinds of conve­nience store items and we’ll have a restaurant in about three weeks, which will seat about 50 people,” he said. “There’s also a place to get a hair cut or perm, what­ever you need. Everybody is glad (the site is) open, because they’d have to go to Spencer or Cloverdale to get things, or down to the junction (of U.S. 231N and State Road 67N) at least to get gas.” Fishing merchandise in­cludes lures, night crawl­ers and red worms, with plans to add minnows and additional tackle in the fu­ture. Also being added to the store’s inventory will be novelty ice cream, propane and kerosene.

Along with gasoline and diesel fuel, the store also has ethanol-free gas for boats, lawn mowers, weed eaters and chainsaws.

The Millgrove Store is currently open from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Sundays. The store and beauty salon can be reached by calling 765-795-2030.

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