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November 14, 2013

Fulton businesses open, re-open doors


As for Holmes, she too has revitalized a Fulton treasure, putting her own, Krumpets, spin on things.

Diners can now relax while they enjoy a variety of Holmes’ homemade baked goods and unique lunch options, an experience they may not have gotten at Krumpets’ previous location.

According to Holmes, the acoustics at the old location made it difficult to hear when the room was filled with afternoon eaters, but when she moved to the new spot on the corner, that was the first item she chose to address.

“We fixed the acoustics so now the sound doesn’t bounce around as much,” Holmes said. “No matter where we were going to build, we knew we needed to fix the acoustics, so I’m happy that isn’t an issue anymore.”

Her customers are happy as well; customers she will soon be sharing with Ottens.

“We will be great neighbors,” Ottens said. “We will be able to bounce customers back and fourth so nicely. It’s going to be great.”

Holmes too is excited for the next chapter of life, a chapter that has embraced the community of Fulton and the people who call it home.

“These people have figured out how to work together and are really dedicated to making their little community work,” Holmes said. “It’s magic. There’s something special about these people.”



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