REED Center helps former Martin residents open Subway restaurant

REED Center helps former Martin residents open Subway restaurant
REED Center helps former Martin residents open Subway restaurant

OPEN FOR BUSINESS — With help from The REED Center, former Martin residents Brent and Kimberly Smith recently opened a Subway at Paris Landing.
Former Martin Residents Brent and Kimberley Smith, along with Brent’s sister, Anne Shackleford from Southaven, Miss., have opened a Subway restaurant in Buchanan near Paris Landing State Park.
 What started with a trip to see Landy Fuqua from The Reed Center ended up fulfilling a dream that Brent had to own his own restaurant.  
Fuqua helped from the word “go.”  
Brent said he had a vision and one day decided to stop by The Reed Center and see what it could help with and what assistance it could provide.  
Fuqua not only helped him write a business plan, she also helped prepare Brent to go before a bank board for a loan.
Fuqua has also has been one of the Brent’s cheerleaders, along with his wife, sister, mother and children.  
Fuqua has attended several events including the grand opening and a recent ribbon cutting ceremony in support of the new business that she helped create.  
While Brent and Anne run the Subway, Kimberley is employed at Martin Elementary School as an administrative assistant, where she helps on nights and weekends, and with catering/marketing.
Subway of Paris Landing employs 10 and is open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for inside dining and until 9 p.m. for drive-thru business.  
The hours are subject to change if needed.  
“We provide catering platters, cookie platters and will even put your sandwiches in plastic bags if you bring them so that they may stay fresh in the cooler” said Kimberley Smith.  “We have been so blessed and overwhelmed at the support from our Martin family and our new Paris Landing family!”

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