Couple Buys Harrison Store

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Minor changes are expected for the grocery store in Harrison as new owners take over this month.

Those changes include extended summer hours, a tweaking of the name, and accepting food stamps.

The sale of the Harrison Trading Company closed last week.

Marie and Tim Neville took over as new owners of the Harrison Trading Post last week. They plan to extend summer hours and accept food stamps in the near future.

Marie and Tim Neville took over as new owners of the Harrison Trading Post last week. They plan to extend summer hours and accept food stamps in the near future.

The business, owned by Tina and Mike Smythe, was sold to Tim and Marie Neville, a couple who moved from Indianapolis, Ind. to run the company.

“We’ve visited the area a few times on vacation and were looking to buy property out here when we ran across the listing for the store,” Mr. Neville said. “We decided to give it a go.”

Mr. Neville has previously owned and operated several small businesses and worked in the insurance and investments and as the operations manager for a major transportation company. Mrs. Neville has worked in a grocery store for the past seven years and worked in the beverage industry prior to that.

The couple, who have been married since 2006, enjoy skiing and biking and plan to enjoy the areas recreational opportunities.

“We’ve visited the area a couple times on ski trips,” Mr. Neville said. “We are avid skiers and bikers. We moved here for the quality of life.”

The Smythes have owned the business since 2001. Mrs. Smythe plans to enjoy her summer having fun, then work to build up clientele for her massage studio.

Employees Rikki Wallace and Debbie Lockhart will continue to work at the establishment.

The business name will change slightly from the Harrison Trading Company to the Harrison Trading Post. The new owners are also expecting to extend summer hours and begin accepting food stamps as soon as their application is approved.

“We are really excited and looking forward to being a part of the community,” Mr. Neville said.

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