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Business Buzz: Loaf ‘N Jug in Craig gets facelift

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

The Loaf 'N Jug on the west side of Craig is going through a complete remodel that's expected to be complete by the end of this week.

"We kind of moved some things around, opened up the walls, got new floors, new bathrooms and new paint jobs," said Cindy Jones, manager of the store.

Business continued to operate and doors have remained opened throughout the remodel, and the convenience store staff is excited about all the changes, including 20 new heads of fountain soda, a new ice machine and more option for customers.

This week, shelves are being moved back into the store along with restocking goods.

The hope is to have most everything done by Wednesday, Jones said.

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Fall's arrival heralds in the season for sprinkler blowouts, furnace checkups and even getting boats and RVs winterized, according to a news release from the Better Business Bureau.

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