Crane’s Country Store celebrates expansion with ribbon cutting

Emily O'Leary/Fulton Sun photo: Crane's Country Store celebrates the opening of their expansion, which includes updated restrooms, break room and office area.

A ribbon cutting was held Wednesday to celebrate the expansion of Crane's Country Store.

David Crane, owner of Crane's Country Store, said the project started in Dec. 2022 and took eight months to complete.

Crane said the initial project was to update the bathrooms, which "had been there since indoor plumbing existed." The bathrooms had also started to sink, "which eventually was going to be a problem," Crane said.

The addition included adding handicap-accessible stalls and changing tables in both the women's and the men's restrooms, Crane said. There are also free feminine products available in the women's restroom.

"We're trying to make sure everyone is taken care of when they come here," Crane said.

Crane said the expansion also included adding an office area, which also serves as a break room for staff and meeting area for vendors.

An area previously dedicated to children's clothing and rubber boots was converted into a receiving room, Crane said.

"Hopefully it's going to balance everything out," Crane said.

The bathrooms opened two weeks ago, Crane said, and the only additions left are two lights in the men's bathroom and gutters.

"Once that's done tomorrow, we'll be done," Crane said.

The expansion was contracted through GloveCon, who also conducted two other expansions to Crane's Country Store, Crane said.

  photo  Emily O'Leary/Fulton Sun photo: David Crane (center) prepares to cut the ribbon. The ribbon cutting celebrates the end of an eight month expansion project.