Krispy Kreme isn't only business to receive new location - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Krispy Kreme isn't only business to receive new location

Posted: Updated:
While Roanoke is excited to have its Krispy Kreme back, many are wondering what will happen to Appliance Outlet, a tenant of that location on Hershberger Road for 25 years.

The building which is currently houses Appliance Outlet will be demolished in the near future and rebuilt as the new home for Krispy Kreme.

While the sun may be setting on this building, Appliance Outlet is preparing for a new start, just half a mile down the road. It’s a move that Owner Steve Genger says will make it cheaper to operate.

“It will be nice going from a mortgage and a lease to no mortgage or lease at all,” Genger said.

This is expected to help with the businesses overhead.

“We are excited that we might be able to offer lower prices to our customers,” Genger said.

The location is no stranger to change. Before Genger made this building into an appliance store, it was once a Wendy’s. A business that 25 years later still sticks out in customers minds.

“Even just last month we had someone in asking for a hamburger,” Genger said.

Genger jokes that after their long tenure it’s possible that customers could soon come to the Krispy Kreme looking for refrigerators. No worries though, they’ll be right down the road.

  • Accident on I-81N causes Labor Day travel headaches

    Accident on I-81N causes Labor Day travel headaches

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:35:44 GMT
    According to VDOT's 511Virginia.org website, an accident on Interstate 81 North near mile marker 96 is causing major traffic delays.
    According to VDOT's 511Virginia.org website, an accident on Interstate 81 North near mile marker 96 is causing major traffic delays.
  • 2-year-old girl dies in Roanoke after being left in van

    2-year-old girl dies in Roanoke after being left in van

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:45:01 GMT
    Roanoke City Police are investigating the incident surrounding the death of a 2-year-old girl. According to a news release from police, officers were called to the 1500 block of Kenwood Boulevard SE at 4:27 p.m. Sunday for an unresponsive child.
    Roanoke City Police are investigating the incident surrounding the death of a 2-year-old girl. According to a news release from police, officers were called to the 1500 block of Kenwood Boulevard SE at 4:27 p.m. Sunday for an unresponsive child.
  • Labor Day blood drive happening in Roanoke

    Labor Day blood drive happening in Roanoke

    Monday, September 1 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:13:31 GMT
    A Labor Day blood drive is being held today in Roanoke.It's at the Historic Lawson Building at 401 Gainsboro Road, NW.
    A Labor Day blood drive is being held today in Roanoke.It's at the Historic Lawson Building at 401 Gainsboro Road, NW.
Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.