Store with discounted groceries opens in downtown Lyndonville
Photos by Tom Rivers
LYNDONVILLE – Mike Boring and his daughter Shelby are pictured Saturday at Discount Groceries and More, which opened on March 1 at 11 South Main St.
Boring wanted to bring a business to downtown Lyndonville, which has experienced an increasing number of vacancies in recent years.
“I remember when all of these buildings were filled up,” he said about Main Street. “Hopefully we can get more businesses down here.”
He sells many grocery items at deep discounts. Many of the groceries are past their “best by” date, but Boring said they are still fresh and good to eat.
Boring works with suppliers at Amish-owned stores in Ohio and Mennonite-owned stores in Pennsylvania. He has established many relationships with those communities through his work as a driver for local Amish and Mennonite, who return to their home communities in Pennsylvania and Ohio for weddings, funerals and other events. Boring has driven the local Amish and Mennonite about 100,000 miles a year.
He has 25 years in the trucking business and also runs a small farm in Lyndonville with beef, sheep and horses.
He will be looking to expand the inventory at the new store, adding bread, dairy products and soda, and possibly more in the future.
Discount Groceries and More is currently open six days a week, Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.