The LaRue County Herald News office is getting neighbors – Papa John’s and Moore Electronics.
The office space next door to the newspaper has been empty since the social services office moved several years ago.
The building on Shawnee Drive in Hodgenville has been abuzz with activity in recent weeks with hammers and saws flying at all hours.
Chris Moore, owner of Moore Electronics, opened his store last week in an area that once was used as a storage room. His father, Jim Moore, renovated the area – replacing floor, walls, ceiling and lights.
“The place came around 360 degrees,” he said.
Chris Moore is Microsoft certified with 12 years of experience in electronics. He sells HP, Dell and Acer computers, repairs all makes of computers and troubleshoots Internet connection problems. He also custom builds computers.
He makes repairs at the store and offers house calls. He is assisted by technician John Nye.
“Within six to 12 months, I plan to open an Internet café,” Moore said. “People can rent time on my computers to play games or do research for school. Basically, a place to hang out.”
The Elizabethtown resident said he has been welcomed to town and described Hodgenville as “a great city.”
The store is open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday and noon-9 p.m. on weekends. For more information, call 358-5822 or visit www.MooreElectronicsKy.com.
Moore’s will share an entrance with the Herald News. Papa John’s will have a separate entrance at the end of the building.
The world’s third largest pizza company, headquartered in Louisville, will offer carryout service.
Representatives did not respond to messages, however, plans for the new store were filed at Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning last week. Construction has started and workers said the store should be up and running within two months.
The company was founded by John Schnatter For nine of the last 10 years, consumers have rated Papa John’s No. 1 in customer satisfaction among all national pizza chains in the American Customer Satisfaction Index.