Eleven-thousand vehicles pass through the only stoplight in the town of Mineral each day, and town leaders acknowledge that most pass through town to reach points beyond. But a higher traffic count is attractive to business owners who rely on greater visibility to garner new customers for their business.
Earlier this month, town leaders hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome four new businesses to Mineral Town Square—Butterflies Boutique, Foxbrook Auto Detailing, Primp My Pet and Sabor a Mexico.
Mineral Town Square, built by Fred Byrd and managed by Matthew Byrd, is located at the stoplight. The center was built 20 years ago and has been home to many businesses.
Two additional ribbon cuttings will be held soon for a pizza and sub restaurant that will open in the next few months, and to recognize a change of ownership of the laundry mat. Other tenants include an insurance company, hair salon, nail salon, barber and upholstery shop.
“Mineral is booming,” Mineral Vice Mayor Bernice Kube said
An ice cream shop, Mineral Shakes, will also open soon in the former Mineral Town Hall and Department of Motor Vehicles building on First Street. The lease is being negotiated between the potential tenant and Town Manager Sal Luciano, according to Kube.
To read the entire story, see the April 24 edition of The Central Virginian.