By Brad Dison
People in and around the town of Bienville are excited because on Wednesday, February 23, the Hilltop Qickstop in Bienville officially opened for business.
Within an hour of its opening, people took to Facebook to share the excitement. The most common response to news of the opening was a single word, “AWESOME!!!” Others commented, “YAY!!!” Many people congratulated Austin Pike, grandson of Bienville’s Mayor Wesley Boddie, for opening the store for the community. Several people expressed their gratefulness at having a store nearby.
I spoke with Mr. Austin Pike, owner of the store, who said the current hours of operation are from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., but that is subject to change.
Customers needing gas can purchase Unleaded and Diesel fuel 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if using a debit/credit card.
Hilltop Quickstop offers Hunt Brothers Pizza along with various foods from their deli including, as some requested on Facebook, the “delicious turkey sandwiches.” The store has a Community Coffee corner and a wide variety of snacks and cold drinks. Customers can enjoy their food, snacks, and drinks in the provided indoor seating area. Mr. Pike said that he is waiting on a part for the store’s vent hood. Once the part arrives, the store will offer an even wider range of good food.
Remember that shopping local provides jobs for people who live in our parish. It also keeps our tax dollars in our parish. Those tax dollars go towards the roads, schools, etc. in the parish.
Two weeks ago, the popular History Channel reality show American Pickers filmed at the Hilltop Quickstop. (Click Here to read about the American Pickers filming in Bienville.)
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