Cost King celebrates Grand Opening

Published 8:29 pm Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The town of Dozier was bustling with activity last Saturday as Cost King held its Grand Opening and ribbon cutting ceremonies, along with special activities all day.

Customers and onlookers alike enjoyed specials inside the grocery store all day, as well as outside entertainment and refreshments. Antique cars lined Main Street in Dozier as people visited the grocery store, the Pepsi wagon, and signed up for several free give-aways; live gospel and bluegrass bands performed along the sidewalks.

Cost King Manager Danny Davis said that April 4 was “Dozier D-Day” for him.

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“We’ve finally landed,” he said. “We have the bugs worked out, and that’s always a good thing.”

For Davis, it’s all about personal service.

“Whatever we can do for the customer is our number one priority,” he said.

Owner Ken Cook stayed busy carrying groceries to customers’ cars and welcoming everyone to the store. Cook’s sister, Public Service Commissioner Jan Cook and mother Joyce were also on hand for the day’s festivities.

Many residents were glad to see the former Dixie Dandy re-open.

“This is great,” Willie Smith, president of First National Bank of Dozier, said. “It’s so important to have a grocery store in the community—it’s vital for the growth of the town.”