S&H Supermarket, locally owned and operated for nearly 50 years, technically closed Saturday. "We come in to clean before the auction, people see us here and they start banging on the doors to get in," said owner Arjun Acharya.
Following a filing for foreclosure, most merchandise has been liquidated to either 50 cents or buy-one get-one free. Shelves are bare with only traces of items left. Several lingering customers expressed their sadness to see the store go as they stocked up on what they could find.
"People keep coming up to me saying 'this is so sad' or 'man, this sucks' but I say it's no big deal," Acharya said. "I'm young. We'll pick up and move on. That's life."
One of the store's main problems in survival, as pointed out by its owner, is relative not just to the economy, but also to the population and location. "This road doesn't get much traffic," stated Acharya, "but we have loyal customers who come here all the time."
Across town, the Adairsville branch of Renasant bank also will be leaving the community as of July 29.
After the acquisition of Cresent Bank, Renasant analyzed and researched ways to best serve the area. Accounts and customers will see no changes, and all staff at the location will be reassigned to one of the two Cartersville locations on either Joe Frank Harris Parkway or Old Mill Road.
For questions regarding accounts, call 1-877-367-5371 or visit the bank website at www.renasantbank.com.