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October 13, 2009

Peddler’s Mall opens

Peddler’s Mall is officially open. Many local and out-of-town guests traveled to check out the new store. Many who were shopping said they were happy to see it come to Morehead.

Peddler’s Mall management got word that they were cleared to open the store Thursday afternoon.

Kelly Runner, store manager, said the store was supposed to open on Oct.1 but it didn’t because the owner of the building did not have a permit for lighting and proper exits.

“We had just found out that we were going to be open at 2 p.m. yesterday,” Runner said Thursday. “It happened so fast we didn’t get to notify the media.”

Runner said she was relieved that the store was finally open.

“I’m very excited,” Runner said. “They (customers) seemed very happy about the store being open.”

Customers who were shopping at the Peddler’s Mall were excited about what the store will do for Morehead and Rowan County.

“I think it’s great,” said Lisa Glover, a shopper from Morehead. “I think Morehead needed it.”

Bath County resident Donna Montgomery was shopping in the mall Thursday.

“I couldn’t wait until it opened up,” Montgomery said. “I came here everyday to see if it was open. I love Peddler’s Malls.”

Shirley Cox of Hillsboro was shopping at the mall and was very enthusiastic about the flea market.

“I think it’s neat,” Cox said. “I’m glad we’re getting something else in Morehead.”

“I’m looking forward to this opening up all the way,” said shopper Nancy Brown.

Dallas Planck was shopping in a book booth in the mall.

“I like it,” Planck said. “There are a lot of people in this town who likes to come out to shop and set up booths to make a little extra money.”

Trish Campbell and Kelly Willoughby are local vendors who were setting up their booth.

“The biggest thing for me is to see an old building be used,” Willoughby said.

The Peddler’s Mall is located in the former Wal-Mart building in the Pinecrest Plaza.

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