Happy 2012 and welcome back to Go To Places Monthly!
To kick off our Jan. issue, we have the pleasure of visiting with our old friend, Mr. Glenn Mattina, owner of Atlas Fights. He has a very big year planned for Atlas and GTP has an exclusive, inside line to everything!
Our first Mover and Shaker honoree for the new year is Ms.Kearn Cherry, Operation Manager and Owner of PRN Home Care. Get to know this dynamic and saavy business woman who has dedicated her life to the health and welfare of the elderly.
The restaurant biz is booming on the Coast! Dining out is extremely popular nowadays and the selection of fine eateries keeps growing. Be sure to catch our Taste Buds feature each month to find the best places to go. This month we feature Sweet Water, a wonderful New Orleans style bistro located in Hardy Court in Gulfport.
The Mississippi Surge weighs in on their 2010 – 2012 season and gives us a look into their busy schedule.
All This…And So Much More
At 767 Watkins Avenue you will find more than just a dry cleaning shop. Owners Pat and Denise Noonan came from Long Island, New York in 1985 and continued a family tradition of keeping their clients looking downright spiffy. Pat’s family has been in the cleaning and tailoring business for 4 generations. His grandmother and mother were both seamstresses and tailors and now his daughter and son are both in the business.
“The most important thing in any business is honesty and trustworthiness. I remember back in New York when a wealthy client left fifteen $1,000 bills in his pocket along with a solid gold and diamond money clip. He was so rich that he didn’t even know he’d lost it. He was shocked when I called him and told him that we found it in his pants and he could come pick it up when he got his clothes back,” Pat said. There have been similar instances here on the Gulf Coast in the last 20 years that Handsboro Cleaners has been in business. The workers and management are adamant that all things left in the pockets or attached to the clothes will be returned with a smile. (more…)