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Downtown store offers variety

New business spotlight: Netta's Dollar and Sense

New business spotlight: Netta's Dollar and Sense

February 01, 2009

Name of business: Netta's Dollar and Sense



Owner: LaNetta Bristol

Address: 57 1/2 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown, MD 21740

Opening date: Nov. 8, 2008

Products and services: Flavored coffees and teas, school and office supplies, snacks and candy, sodas, health and beauty supplies, books, hats and gloves, cell phones and SIM cards.

How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "I worked for a D.C.-based company and was laid off in August 2008. So I thought to myself, 'What could I bring to the community?' Low prices and a smile to every customer coming in my door."

Previous business experience: "I had lots of retail jobs in my younger days."

Number of employees: Two

Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (fall and winter); Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (spring and summer).

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Phone number: 202-497-9751

E-mail: dollarandsense@comcast.net

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