The Galeville area will soon see a major change.
Galeville Grocery, on Old Liverpool Road, has been purchased by Byrne Dairy. The company plans to take down the grocery store and the Hing Sing Chinese restaurant next door to make room for a new Byrne Dairy store and gas station. The project is currently still in the planning stages, but they hope to begin demolition soon with the goal of having the store open early next year.
The building that houses Galeville Grocery is a local landmark that has stood in that location since the mid-1800s. Originally headquarters for the Thomas Gale Salt Company, the building was transformed into a grocery store in 1888 and has operated in that capacity ever since.
Byrne Dairy has indicated that they intend to pay tribute to Galeville Grocery history and tradition in this new location. In addition, Hing Sing restaurant has noted they are considering opening a new location in the immediate area; they are currently exploring options for space locally.
Galeville Grocery will certainly be missed, but we look forward to what Byrne Dairy will bring to the community.
In other business news, Tim Hortons recently opened a new location here in the town of Salina. With more than 3,300 locations in Canada and the United States the company is well known for their famous Tim Hortons coffee. But, they also offer a wide variety of sandwiches, baked goods and more.
The new shop, located at the Super 8 Motel, on the corner of Buckley Road and 7th North Street, opened on Tuesday Sept. 28 and has been busy with the breakfast and lunch crowds since.
And on to town business ... The Salina Highway Department will soon begin their yearly leaf pick up. Unlike the weekly yard waste pick up, the leaves do not have to be put in bags or containers, just raked to the edge of the road.