Opening a convenience store and restaurant might not normally seem like such a big deal in the grand scheme of things, but the opening of C&B Quick Shop over the weekend was a great success story for Yazoo City.
The building where the new business is located had been empty for several years and it had become an eyesore on Yazoo City’s highest traffic area.
It took a leap of faith to make the major investment required to rebuild a building that had been empty for so long. Thieves had even stripped the copper wires that once supplied power to the building.
But Yazoo native Mitchell Saxton was willing to take the risk. Mr. Saxton already knows what it takes to run a successful business in Yazoo. He’s operated Ribeye’s for over 15 years, learning the ups and downs of operating a restaurant in a small town as he went along. One of the main things he learned is that it takes a lot of hard work.
Mr. Saxton’s family connection to the store, which was operated by his family for two decades, was obviously a big factor in his decision to make that investment. Yazoo is blessed that he has that connection.
The new life brought to C&B Quick Shop brings new jobs to our community and turns a vacant property in a highly visible location into what looks like it will be a thriving business.
We wish C&B Quick Shop much success, and we are grateful that one of our own native sons was willing to make such a needed investment in our community.