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Country Mart: Making Customers Feel Like Family

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Owners: Matt and Angie Goldstein
Address: 913 Taylorsville Road
Hours: Grocery and Fuel Center Open Daily 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Primary business: Full service grocery store, bakery & deli, meats & produce, floral department, health & beauty, fuel center, and more.
Phone: 502-477-2276
Website:
www.countrymartfoods.com

Country Mart is a vital thread in the community fabric of Spencer County, providing citizens with the only full-service grocery for miles. Owners Matt and Angie Goldstein consider their customers so much more than shoppers — they are like family.

“We grew up here, graduated from school here, this is our community,” Matt said.

The Goldstein family has been involved in the grocery business for more than six generations, and will celebrate its 50th anniversary of operating grocery stores in Taylorsville next year. From a vast meat department and a full-service deli, to a bakery, pharmacy, fresh produce and a large selection of dry goods, Country Mart offers thousands of selections in its state-of-the art facility.

When Matt’s father, Harry, opened his Taylorsville grocery Little Giant in 1966, it was in a 2,000 square-foot facility with hardwood floors. From there, the grocery moved in 1984 to a 10,000 square-foot building, where it remained for 23 years. The family business continued to experience growth and there was a need to expand again. In 2007, the Goldstein family moved into its current 30,000 square-foot location. Matt and Angie’s children, Christian Goldstein and Ally Steele, are now fully involved with operating the business as well.

“It took a lot of faith and prayer,” Angie said. “But we have a great community around us.”

Matt said opening the store’s current location was definitely a leap of faith, but has proved to be an extraordinary adventure.

“It was a field of dreams. If you build it, they will come,” he said.

Matt and Angie agree that making customers feel like family is high on their list of priorities. Country Mart employees go out of their way to connect with customers, meet their needs and help them have a pleasant shopping experience.

“We are nothing without our customers,” Angie said.

Matt said the grocery has become known far and wide for its high-quality meat department and a customer favorite — Banana Wednesdays — during which bananas are just 25 cents per pound every Wednesday.

“People come from Nelson, Anderson, Shelby County,” Matt said. “Our meat department brings a lot of that in.”

The meat department features an array of fresh and packaged meats including Black Canyon Angus Beef and several local butchers are on-hand to assist customers with particular cuts and selections.

Angie said Country Mart currently employs 85 people and continues to look for ways to positively impact the community. The store is involved in numerous community charities and events and works hard to support local initiatives in the schools and beyond. The store’s parking lot has even been the location of concerts by Tayorsville native and Nashville recording artist J.D. Shelburne.

Country Mart grocery is arguably one of the most important staples in the Taylorsville community because of the service it provides with a friendly atmosphere and commitment to quality. The Goldsteins hope Country Mart will be a vital part of the community for many, many more years to come.

“It’s so much more than just a job to us,” Matt said. “This is our home.”