A new general store, market and deli opened last weekend in Clarkdale. Miller's Market at 915 Main St. will hold a grand opening March 1.
"We'll have a huge assortment of our baked goods," Laura Jones, one of the partners, said.
Those baked goods are prepared fresh daily by Maria Jackson, mother of Rachel Jackson, the other partner. Cookies, muffins, scones, brownies and coffee cake are among the baked items available.
The store also will sell, exclusively, Boar's Head meats and sandwiches. General groceries, including milk, bread and butter will be on hand along with candy, breakfast burritos and novelty ice-cream products.
"We'll have everything from cake mix to soup," Laura said. "We'll have all the basics."
Laura said she and Rachel are both Clarkdale residents. "Rachel is a lifelong Clarkdale resident," Laura said.
Rachel said that as a mother, she realized a need for a local store for general items so she didn't always have to drive to Cottonwood. "I had wanted to open a coffee shop for several years," she said.
During a discussion about the old Miller's store on Main Street that opened in the early 1900s, the two women came up with the idea to open a general store.
"Clarkdale hasn't had a general store in years," Laura said. "We all wanted something convenient."
"The timing is perfect," Rachel said. She thinks that along with the reopening of the town's theater and the current renovation of a café across the street, people will support a locally owned store.
"We're looking forward to being here for special events in town and, especially, in the park," Laura said.
Hours will be Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The store will open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and it will close on Sundays. For information, call 928-649-5994