Indian Springs Village shops more convenient than ever

Published 2:23 pm Monday, November 5, 2012

Six local shops across U.S. 119 from Indian Springs School. (Contributed)

By DALE BRAKHAGE / Community Columnist

The price of gasoline has doubled in the last four years. That has many villagers considering the costs of driving their vehicles. Many have stopped making unnecessary trips.

Fortunately, six unique shops by Indian Springs School offer nearby convenience for villagers. Food, gasoline, medicine, insurance, a new hairstyle and pet care can be had without driving extra miles.

Indian Springs is fortunate to have these shops located so near our neighborhoods.

The Sunny Food Mart is a convenience store that sells gasoline, basic food items, household goods, snacks and beverages. The store’s staff does an excellent job keeping the items you need available from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m., seven days a week.

Next door is Neil’s Pharmacy. Owner Neil Damron and his professional staff not only stock the medicines most doctors prescribe, they also get to know their customers. They can offer expert healthcare advice. Call them at 988-5023. The pharmacy is open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and until 4 p.m. on Saturday.

The next shop is Dennis Lauzon’s Allstate Insurance Agency. He offers full-service insurance protection for all your needs. Call 944-2994 anytime to get answers for your insurance questions.

KenMar Microwave Specialists is the name of the fourth shop. Owned by Freddy Martin, this interesting business repairs microwave ovens. If you have a microwave question, call them at 988-4830.

Indian Springs Hairstyles is the fifth shop, and it has been open for 31 years. Owners Betty Payne and Donna Robinson provide styling services during the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and later by appointment. Call 987-8971 for an appointment.

Indian Springs Animal Clinic is the shop on the end. Dr. Robert Gaddis Jr. offers small animal veterinary service. He also practices specialized animal dentistry. People bring pets and working animals, like police dogs, from all over the Southeast for his veterinary dental services. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. They also offer boarding. Call 988.8654.


Dale Brakhage writes a weekly column about Indian Springs and its residents. You can reach him at