What’s happening in Davidson County: The menu at Nick’s Old Fashioned Hamburger House has sweet treats with new big fillings. Carter Lumber in Lexington is expanding. A new self-storage business opens in Welcome.
These Snack Creations Are Not Mom’s Cookies
Since opening in 2010, Nick’s Old Fashioned Hamburger House in Welcom has set itself apart from other burger joints with its fresh, never-frozen, daily hand-patted burgers.
Today, owner Jeremy Haynes is upping the restaurant dessert game with gourmet cookies made by Simon Mercado of Winston-Salem, owner of Chippeekiyay Cookies. About three weeks after Haynes started serving cookies here, Haynes said he thought it was the right move to start selling cookies. Still, Mercado had trouble convincing Hayes to carry the cookies.
“We had a lot of people wanting to put cookies in here,” Hayes said. “The space here, especially the counter space, is really limited. I wish we had a cake counter, but where are we going to put it? But Simon, he kept asking. We I solved it.”
Additionally, Haynes helped Mercadoa find a commercial kitchen where he could make cookies. Cookies are mostly sold at pop-up shops, businesses in the Triad area, and special events at festivals.
“He told me he was looking for a place, so I told him I knew an Arcadia caterer. I was looking so I wouldn’t have to pay. It was Nana’s. I hooked him up with Terry (Mello) and he’s now baking bread in Davidson County.
Chippeekiyay cookies are described on Facebook, Instagram, and Tik Tok pages as large cookies with a retro twist. Most cookies are named after 80’s movies and songs. For example, a new Christmas cookie called the Griswold Family Special is named after the “National Lampoon Christmas Holiday.” Contains Hershey’s Kiss sugar cookies, white chocolate chips, crushed candy, marshmallow fillings and Trader Joe’s Candy Cane Joe Cookies.
This holiday cookie is one of four cookies currently on sale at Nick’s but is subject to change seasonally and on holidays. For example, Nick recently ate Oreo-filled chocolate his chips his cookies. His three flavors of Chippeekiyay Cookies, which are always on sale at Nick’s, include Chocolate Chip, Red His Velvet, and Rocky His Load. Cookies are 6 to 8 inches in diameter and sell for $5 to $8 each.
“He delivers freshly baked cookies every Monday and usually sells out by Wednesday,” Haynes said. “I’m glad I added it. I wish I had done it sooner. I’m happy to partner with another organic brand. Simon is a true hustler like myself. He’s trying to get in here. I didn’t give up. I didn’t.”
Carter Lumber Company Plans Expansion
The Carter Lumber Company is expanding with plans to build a new open lumber storage facility, according to a Lexington building permit report.
Lexington architect Paul Briggs applied for the permit. Carter Lumber Co. is located at 747 Old Hargrave Road. According to reports, the new building will be worth about $1.4 million when completed.
Calls to Carter Lumber officials asking for more information were not returned.
welcome self storage open
You have a new place to store everything you don’t have room for at home.
Welcome Self Storage opened in November at 175 Hinkle Lane in the Welcome Community and is owned by a local family. The facility has 160 units. Some units are driven up with an outside entrance, while others are temperature controlled indoors.
“All units have Bluetooth locks and can be controlled from your smartphone,” he continued. “24/7 access.”
There is a security gate at the entrance and security cameras in place. Additionally, Welcome Self-Storage has boat and RV parking in an assigned paved area.
This property was once a C&D hardware store.
Jill Doss-Raines is The Dispatch’s Senior Reporter on Trending Topics and Personality Profiles, always looking for tips on business and entertainment events, secret and new menus, and interesting people in Davidson County. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.