The days of online only business at Conrad Farms are in the rear view mirror, as we forge ahead to our exciting new venture as a retail establishment in the Tanger Outlet Mall on Highway 501 in Myrtle Beach. As we stood in our booth at the Dickens Christmas Show just a couple weeks ago, feeling confident that our online business was great and we were able to share our products with people nationwide, we had no idea what was about to happen. As we assisted a guest in choosing the right contents to add to her basket purchase, I noticed two ladies looking at the booth as talking. Just moments later, they both walked up to ask where we were located. We explained we worked from our home, to which they replied that we would be a perfect fit for their mall. We both quickly defaulted to our answer, malls are too expensive for our small family business to sustain and we appreciated it. She quickly replied that she felt strongly that we should at least talk. I soon found Albert and myself having a very unique conversation, and one that we did not think we would be having. Non the less here we are… We finally agreed to hear them out an at least see what they had to offer. We called them the following Tuesday to inquire about their thoughts. They went over kiosk options which would require us being outside. So I decided to go check things out at the 501 location first. I met with Carlee regarding our options only to find myself calling Albert to let him know I had signed a lease and we needed to get in gear. This was about to be the quickest project we had ever taken on. So today, with the longest week in history behind us, we celebrate a successful grand opening and hope to see all our local customers soon at our new store in Tanger Outlet Mall on Hwy 501. We are truly blessed to have such dedicated customers and friends and cannot wait to see what the future brings.