WEST JEFFERSON —After a four year hiatus, Ashe County native Dale Bare is getting back to work with the opening of his new business, Bare’s Reconditioned Appliances and Services.
Bare and his parents previously owned Bare’s Refrigeration Inc. in North Wilkesboro for 40 years before closing four years ago. His parents had continued to work with the business until they were in their mid-80s and eventually decided that they were ready to retire — but, Bare said that there was a catch.
“They wouldn’t quit, unless I quit,” Bare laughed.
Bare said he has been taking care of them ever since closing the business, but recently he’s been itching to get back to work.
“I need to work. I don’t like not doing anything,” Bare said. “So, I’m going back into it.”
The new store will sell used, refurbished appliances such as washing machines and refrigerators and although Bare said he won’t be offering new appliances just yet, he does hope to eventually.
“I won’t have them starting out. I have access to the new appliances but it’s a matter of cash flow,” Bare said. “I’ve got to get rolling before I can invest in those.”
According to Bare, he anticipates that the store could open sometime by the end of December depending on when the building’s renovations are completed.
Bare’s Reconditioned Appliances and Services will be located on South Jefferson Avenue in front of Ashe County Environmental Services in West Jefferson.
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