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October 24, 2004
Name of business: Mastrouni Lawn Care & Services Owner: David S. Mastrouni Address: 68 Devonshire Road, Hagerstown Products and services: Lawn care, leaf removal, gutter cleaning, tree and shrub trimming, snow removal, furniture moving, landscaping, mulching, power washing and other odd jobs Market area: Tri-State area How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "As a kid, I assisted a neighbor with lawn care and started doing lawns in the neighborhood.
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NEWS
August 15, 2004
Name of business: Off The Hook Diner Owner: Chance Barnhart Address: 200 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown Opening date: Oct. 1, 2003 Products and services: Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Market area: Hagerstown How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "I was motivated by bringing the diner food and atmosphere back to town. " Previous business experience: None in the restaurant business Number of employees: Two, plus family help Hours: Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Web site: None Phone number: 301-665-1015
NEWS
September 12, 2004
Name of business: Alsip & Associates, P.C. Owner: Lawrence N. "Chip" Alsip III Address: 626 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown Opening date: June 2004 Products and services: Architecture Market area: Maryland How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "Lifelong goal. Timing and market conditions were right. " Previous business experience: Fifteen years working with local architectural firms. Maryland-licensed architect. Number of employees: One Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Web site: None Phone number: 301-733-1537
NEWS
November 4, 2002
Owners: George Whitehair Jr. and William Shifflet. Address: 29 N. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown. Formerly Ron's Deli. Opening date: Sept. 6. Products and services: Full-service menu lunch and dinner, sports bar, blues and jazz club. Market area: Tri-State. How did you get into your business or what motivated you to start it? Chef for 15 years - William Shifflet, graduate of Baltimore International Culinary/European Educational Center, Ireland.
NEWS
December 5, 2004
Name of business: Mt. Nebo Christian Preschool Director: Mary Martin Address: 134 S. Main St., Boonsboro Opening date: Nov. 1 Products and services: Day care and preschool Market area: Boonsboro, Keedysville, Sharpsburg, Rohrersville, Smithsburg and the surrounding area How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church members started the process, hired me and we are moving forward with God's speed.
NEWS
August 8, 2004
Name of business: Frederick Glass Shop Owner: Tony Dodson Address: 525A Northern Ave., Hagerstown Opening date: April 15. Another shop has been in Frederick, Md., since 1961. Products and services: All commercial and residential glass needs. New products and service repair. Market area: Washington and Frederick counties How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "Started working in the trade in 1973. Owned and operated glass shops in the Frederick County area since 1979.
NEWS
October 3, 2004
Name of business: Sharpsburg Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant Owner: Alberto Calderon Address: 208 S. Church St., Sharpsburg Opening date: April 18 Products and services: Dine-in restaurant with pizza, lasagna, stromboli, manicotti, subs, spaghetti, fettuccine, linguini, shrimp, calzones and Sicilian pizza. How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "Started working in restaurant in New York City. I love to cook, and was ambitious to have own store.
NEWS
September 5, 2004
Name of business: Franklin Street Grill Owners: Leslie Rosensteel and Mary Spells Address: 116 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown Opening date: July 26 Products and services: American grill cuisine (burgers, cheese steaks, wings, seafood) with weekly specials. Offers delivery in a limited area and fax ordering. Market area: Downtown businesses and residents How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "Saw a need for this type of restaurant downtown.
NEWS
December 5, 2004
Name of business: New York Pizzeria & Pub Owner: Zach Tran Address: 61 Eastern Blvd. N., Hagerstown Opening date: Nov. 20 Products and services: Pizza, pasta dinners, salads, beer and spirits Market area: Hagerstown How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "Good career opportunity. The chance to bring people a good product for a fair price. " Previous business experience: "Between the three guys in the shop, there is over 40 years of experience.
NEWS
November 7, 2004
Name of business: Upstairs Linen Closet Owner: Dosha Green Address: 672 Oak Hill Ave., second floor, Hagerstown (Business is above Bill's Other Yard Sale) Opening date: June 22 Products and services: Secondhand/vintage housewares, window treatments, linens, bath accessories and kitchen dcor. Market area: Hagerstown How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "Sprang from the used furniture store my parents own. " Previous business experience: "Seven years at my parents' used furniture store, numerous customer service jobs around Hagerstown.
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