In the next ShopTalk, we focus on the collection of small businesses in FreeMoreWest - an area that runs generally from the Bank of America Stadium at Morehead Street to Freedom Drive, then west to Interstate 85.
The community name itself is about 5 years old, meant to capture the area's historic industrial roots, as well as its emerging identity “as a really cool area to do business, eat or live,” according to one supporter.
In these videos, Erin Hoffarth with Mountain Khakis, an outdoor apparel business, talks from the company's operations office. located within the historic Grinnell Water Works building in FreeMoreWest.
Rob Rondelez takes us inside Rhino Market & Deli, which opened in the community in November.