Story and Photos by Alberta Stojkovic
March 4, 2014
The buzz at Edison Village Council meeting last Monday evening was all about the opening of the Edison Quick Stop Convenience Store the day before. Several had been in to sample their sandwiches and were impressed with their reasonable prices and tasty luncheon choices.
After three and a half years being closed, the store opened last week and owner, Monica Rollins says they have seen a steady stream of customers every day. The store at the corner of State Route 95 and Boundary Street in Edison carries a wide selection of deli cheeses and meats along with sandwiches, fresh fruit, bread and buns, chips, ice cream, candy, cookies and beverages.
They have an ATM in the store and it has been popular with local residents. They are presently accepting payment by cash only, but are planning to take credit and debit card sales soon.
Winter hours for the store at present are 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon. – Fri., Sat. 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. They said hours may vary with longer daylight in summer.
Rollins said some of the most popular items have been the 8 Sisters donuts, cream sticks and sticky buns. They sell out of some of the baked goods every day and will also be getting 8 Sisters biscuits when they have a biscuits and gravy special. They can also take orders for 8 Sisters.
Clancy Wyatt also works at the Quick Stop every day and said that the deli sandwiches also sell very well. They have deli subs and rounds with freshly sliced meat and cheese from the deli counter. They are planning to have a daily special that will include Sloppy Joes, meatball subs, tacos and a variety of other luncheon items.
The Quick Stop still has beer and wine sales and also sells beer and wine on Sundays. Coffee is also available along with soft drinks. They are planning to have eggs and milk and a few other staples on hand, but they’re starting to build their stock gradually.
“We’re still stocking the store and hope to get in things that people want,” said Rollins. “We’re asking people who come in what they would like to see us carry.”
Wyatt said he gets a lot of questions on whether he is going to sell mulch, but he may not be able to get around to it this year. He said the property beside the store will require him to build up a base of gravel before he can put mulch in. He hopes to be able to carry it eventually.
Rollins said they have had a lot of work just getting the place cleaned up and ready for business. They have been working at it since December and put in all new lighting, painted and installed new countertops as well as giving shelves and floor a thorough cleaning.
“We’re really excited to see them open up,” commented Edison Mayor Sandy Ackerman. “It’s really a handy and convenient place for the people in Edison.”