HOLLY POND, Ala. – The Town of Holly Pond has recently opened its arms to three new local businesses all opening this week to the public, which the community has been excited to welcome.
Holly Pond Mayor Carla Hart said she was thrilled to see the three town members starting new journeys in their work endeavors with support from the community.
“We love seeing new businesses come to our town— it creates positive growth and support for each other,” Hart said. “We want to see each other grow here.”
The three new businesses to come to town were Holly Pond Nutrition, Flowers by Kayley and McNabb’s Tire and Repair.
Each location hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at their business, beginning with Holly Pond Nutrition.
Owners Christina Jones and Emily Sellers said they are thrilled about bringing something new to the area.
“We have been in this community for many years and being able to start up a business here is exciting,” Jones said. “We offer meal replacement, protein shakes and ‘loaded’ herbal energy teas. We have received tremendous support from the community and were encouraged by Dusty Stanley, owner of Downtown and North end Nutrition stores.”
Holly Pond Nutrition is located at 108 Brooklyn Road, Suite C. Their hours are Monday- Friday, 6:30 a.m.- 4 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and are closed on Sunday. They can be reached by phone at 256-917-1960.
Flowers by Kayley is owned by 23-year-old Kayley Fortner who has called Holly Pond home her entire life.
“I have been a designer in the floral industry since I was 16-years-old but have experienced the lifestyle of a florist since the age of three,” Fortner said. “My first encounter with a florist was when my mother would bring me to work with her at a young age when this building was formerly Chamber’s Flower Shop. I remember watching them work on flowers and being amazed. Eventually they put me to work and would pay me $5 after school to sweep everyone’s station. Years later when Chambers announced they were closing, everyone was in shock. After talking with my parents, I went and talked with Mrs. Ann about bringing flowers back to Holly Building in the Chambers building. That’s how Flowers by Kayley was created.”
Flowers by Kayley is a full-time florist for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, sympathies and silks. They are located at 10896b US Highway 278 East. They can be contacted at 256-590-7510 for more information.
McNabb’s Tire and Repair is ready to give Holly Pond another business venture with a full-service repair location, said owner Calvin McNabb.
“I’m super excited to be here in Holly Pond and want to thank everyone for the support,” McNabb said. “I look forward to treating my customers like family and helping in any way possible. When they come in, they can expect our full respect and help. My little saying will always be, ‘man makes money-money doesn’t make man.’ We will also have new and used tires. We will beat everyone’s pricing around, guaranteed. Last, we can do oil changes and brakes also. Come see us.”
“Myself, along with my wonderful council, are so excited about the three new businesses that have chosen to locate here in Holly Pond,” Hart said. “May all three be blessed in all they do, and we welcome them with open arms. I always say, ‘we are a small town with big dreams,’ and they are a part of that dream.”