Wayside Market has newname, new managementf
Judy Gray and Vera Walls opened Gray Walls Market in December at the former Wayside Market on Valley Road, north of Cacapon State Park.
Walls and Gray previously worked as manager and assistant manager at the ROCS Shell Station, just south of Berkeley Springs.
"We wanted to try to make it with our own business," Gray said.
Bruce Ullom, the former manager of Wayside Market, has leased the store to Gray and Walls. Ullom and John Schrider own the building, which also houses the Word to the Wise Christian Book Store, the motel next door and the land behind the businesses.
Gray said they are busy with restocking the store, which is now open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. She said that in addition to food and beverage items, the store will sell fishing tackle, bait and golf supplies in the spring.
"We are already a check-in station for hunters and we have applied to sell hunting and fishing licenses," Gray said. A license to sell beer and wine is in the works.
The most notable change at the market is to the operation of the sandwich shop and deli, which features a large dining area.
The deli's hours have been expanded so it is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. with a daily special and value meal offered between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Check with the store about delivery policies.
"Mike Leleux is still the cook and we welcome all to come in, sit down and enjoy," Gray said.
Future plans for the market include adding diesel pumps for on road and off road vehicles and kerosene. Gray and Walls eventually plan to operate the market 24 hours a day.