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Business briefs 9/15

September 16, 2002

Dickinson & Wait Craft Gallery



SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Dickinson & Wait Craft Gallery in Shepherdstown was named one of the Top 100 Retailers of American Craft at an awards ceremony July 19 during the Buyers Market of American Craft at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

More than 26,000 professional craft artists from throughout the United States and Canada were polled by Niche magazine, sponsor of the awards program. Criteria for selection included treating artists with courtesy and respect, paying on time, promoting and marketing American crafts, giving back time and energy to the craft community and mentoring emerging artists.

Nearly 670 galleries, retail stores and museum shops from 48 states and the Virgin Islands were nominated.




Outback Steakhouse



An Outback Steakhouse is opening in Hagerstown at 240 Railway Lane next to the Holiday Inn Express.

John Staub, proprietor, said the Outback will have seating for more than 200 people, a bar area, a call-ahead service to check on waiting time and take-away curb-side service.

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The restaurant is hiring 120 employees, company officials said.

The Outback will open for business Sept. 23 at 4 p.m. following a grand opening ceremony.

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