The Town Center CID recognizes local companies who are reaching out, fulfilling needs, and aiding their neighbors during the COVID-19 crisis. These are just a few of their stories:
Mellow Mushroom Kennesaw
Operator, Mellow Mushroom Kennesaw
Owner, Poole’s Pharmacy in Marietta
Cobb businessman Thomas Sherrer is the operator of Mellow Mushroom in Kennesaw and owner of Poole’s Pharmacy in Marietta. When the pandemic began to take hold in Georgia, he donated and personally delivered pizzas to feed all of Wellstar Kennestone’s emergency room staff. To say that they were pleasantly surprised was an understatement.
“Through our (family) association with Poole’s Pharmacy, previously located in the Whitcher Street building adjacent to Wellstar Kennestone, we developed a great working relationship with many of the hospital staff,” Sherrer said. “When we asked one of our ER friends what she needed most after a long day in the trenches she replied, ‘Food!,’ and we realized that that was something we could do. We were excited to have the opportunity to donate and deliver lunch to our hometown heroes, the ER staff at Kennestone.”
Sherrer said that it is small gestures like these that can have the greatest impact. Considering what hospital staff have experienced, these folks were more than appreciative.
Mellow Mushroom Kennesaw also participated in the nationwide fundraiser, “A Pie for a Pie Day” and donates one small pizza to a local charity for every pizza it sold. “Thanks to the generosity and support of our awesome guests, we were able to donate 175 pizzas to The Extension and liveSAFE Resources in Marietta,” Sherrer said.
Mellow Mushroom Kennesaw currently offers socially distanced dine-in, curbside pick-up, and catering.
Sherrer added, “We want to extend a big thank you to our staff that has worked tirelessly during this season, and we greatly appreciate our general manager, Katie Martin Hewitt, who has kept us running during tough times.”
2020 Small Business Heroes:
- Ajay’s Upholstery
- Carrabba’s Town Center
- Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
- Elder Law Firm
- Little Red Bird Gifts
- Mellow Mushroom Kennesaw
- Otter’s Chicken
- PCT Clean
- REMAX PURE Realty and Motto Mortgage
- The School Box, Inc.
- Tom + Chee Kennesaw
- Tropical Smoothie Café
- Viral Protective Services