South Baldwin Chamber Membership Director Sat Down with New Foley Market Owner
The City of Foley has a new Market and Grill to Enjoy in Gateway Market and Grill located just west of Glenlakes Golf Course on CR 20. The Chamber’s Membership Director Travis Valentine sat down with Gateway Market’s owner Michael Condry to learn more about this terrific new business in Foley.
Travis- There are so many terrific products and offerings at Gateway, what are some of the bestselling items so far?
Michael-We have so many great products currently selling at GateWay Market, Grille and Liquor Store. However, our Butcher Shoppe has been a huge hit with our customers. We carry premium meats and our butcher prepares orders for our customers “cut to order”. It’s rare to find that kind of individualized customer service these days! Our premium steaks, chops, chicken, London broil and other selections are of the finest quality. It tastes good and its good for you!
Our Liquor Store has proven to be a real people pleaser. We carry products that fit every budget. We have your typical grocery store wine as well as selections including Dom Perignon. Additionally, our spirits selections (liquor) are one of the most comprehensive in the county.
Our Grille is very popular! Our guests enjoy sitting down and enjoying lunch or dinner from a surprising menu of great selections. You can enjoy a glass of wine or beer with your lunch or dinner and probably see many of your local friends and neighbors!
Travis- What prompted you to open Gateway Market?
Michael-We thought that a store that featured a Market, Grille and Liquor Store all under one roof would be very appealing to our neighbors in Foley. We offer this in Gulf Shores and our customers love it.
Travis - What do you enjoy most about your work?
Michael- What I enjoy most is working with friends and neighbors! This is our home. We live here. We are part of the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club and we are deeply invested in this community. We live here and it’s always exciting when we see some of our neighbors shopping with us.
Travis- Have you always been in this line of work?
Michael- We have not always been in this line of work. We spent many years in the healthcare field. My wife is a registered nurse and maintains an active license and I worked in healthcare administration.
Travis- What are you most proud of?
Michael- We are very proud of our staff! We believe that we have attracted some of the finest and most friendly employees in the county. They are eager to meet and exceed the needs of our customers. They are a great group of people and we are fortunate to have them with our organization. They are not employees … they are part of our family!
Travis- Tell me about some of Gateway Market’s more unique products, maybe something people might not find at the big box stores?
Michael- We are proud to carry Troyer Products! These are a range of delicious products that are produced by our Amish friends from Ohio. These products include: a wide variety of cheeses, meats, jar goods, snacks and candies, specialty items and health and wellness products. The Troyer Company is very selective as to who they allow to carry their products. You won’t find their products in the big box stores. Our customers tell us that they love the Troyer products and are glad that we are one of the few markets who Troyer has permitted to carry their line.
Travis-Where can people find out more about Gateway Market & Grill?
Michael- To discover more about our company, GateWay Market & Grille, please visit our website www.gatewayfreshmarket.com or like us on Facebook.
To learn more about hosting or attending ribbon cuttings or to join the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce please call Travis Valentine at (251) 943-1036 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org