Frank and Bo’s closing

Anthony Gonzalez Staff Reporter

August 22, 2013

Frank and Bo’s Convenience Store located at 715 N. Bridge Street is closing on August 25.

All items remaining in the store are priced to sell with sales prices up to 50 percent off.

The convenience store was purchased two years ago by Mike McCraw from its prior owners, Frank and Bo, both brother-in-law’s.

McCraw decided to call it quits though after trying to keep up with rising costs and slumping sales.

“He’s the best person ever to work for. This is the best place that an employee could ever want to work,” said Tonya Jenkins, the familiar attendee who tends to customers. “Mike tirelessly takes care of all of his employees. It’s just that the cost of running a business became too high.”

Citing high rent, utilities, insurances, staff salaries, the store employee said that she can’t blame her boss for putting her out of a job.

“It’s just got so expensive for him and not enough customers have been coming into the store. I think I’ll apply for the Sheetz gas station that’s opening up,” said Jenkins who has children and grandchildren. “I can help run a convenience and gas store with my eyes closed.”

Jenkins, who stated that she will be able to collect unemployment and draw for a short time prefers not to do it at all.

“I’m the type that rather work. The longest time I’ve ever been out of work was four or five weeks. I love to work,” she said.

Reach Anthony Gonzalez at 336-835-1513 or email at agonzalez@civitasmedia.com.