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Business Pulse - Boats, burgers, Buchla and buildings
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The former Lovingood building on N. Spring St. has been the site of major work recently.

Got a boat?

Let me tell you

where to stick it

Having a boat is great fun. Figuring out where to store it when it's not in use is not. Cain Rogers and his father, Ronnie, are here to solve that problem for local boat owners.

On Dec. 8, Ronnie and Cain purchased property on Pine Bluff Rd. in Rock Island and expect to break ground on Rock Island Boat Storage within the next few months. They are aiming to have their first units up and running by Memorial Day.

"This is something I’ve wanted to do for years, but I’ve had a hard time finding the right property for a storage project. Finally, the opportunity has arisen and we’re excited about it. Rock Island is beautiful, and the river channels (Caney, Collins, and Rocky) have spurred significant growth in the area. This being said, I believe it’s time to provide additional storage offerings to river enthusiasts. Our units will be large, fully enclosed metal constructions with concrete floors, roll-up doors, electric outlets and overhead LED lights," Cain said.

It sounds like Rock Island Boat Storage will offer pretty much everything a boat owner could look for, but they aren't limiting themselves to just boats. "While our main focus will be on boat storage, our units will accommodate travel trailers, smaller RVs, autos and recreational vehicles," Cain added. 

Cain is no newcomer to the boat storage game. He is a lifelong Sparta resident and currently owns and operates Riverwatch Boat & Mini Storage in DeKalb County near Center Hill Lake. His primary job is as a banker/loan officer at First National Bank in Sparta.

More information can be found by navigating over to rockislandboatstorage.com or by calling Cain at (931) 273-6281.


In-N-Out moving

N our direction

While not quite local, some pretty major local-adjacent business news has dropped lately. In-N-Out Burger, a legendary California chain that many of us have heard of but few of us have experienced, is moving to Tennessee. 

In-N-Out was founded in California in 1948 and has 385 locations in California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Texas, Oregon and Colorado. The company has announced its intention to spend $125.5 million to establish an eastern territory office in Franklin, bringing 277 new jobs to Williamson County. Construction of the office building is expected to start before 2025 and is planned to be finished by 2026. 

Accompanying the headquarters will be several restaurants in and around Nashville by 2026. The announcement is an exciting one for Tennessee's business outlook and for burger lovers as well. 




The Doctor is in

USA Chiropractic is proud to announce the addition of a new doctor. Dr. Robert Buchla joined  Dr. Leland Northcutt's practice about a month ago and brings a wealth of experience with him to the area. 

Dr. Buchla has been working in the chiropractic field for over 33 years and has experience in the field of integrated and functional chiropractic medicine and integrated and functional neurological and sports rehabilitation performance enhancement. He has two BS degrees, one in human anatomy and physiology and another in biology. He also holds a masters in nutrition and exercise physiology and a doctorate in chiropractic medicine. He has certifications in diagnostic imaging, human dissection and laboratory diagnosis. 

Personally, I'm not exactly sure what all those words mean but it sure sounds like he knows what he's doing. 

"I've trained and rehabilitated several professional athletes in various sports such as football, hockey, basketball and volleyball. I feel my methods are unique and diverse, just like my education is," Buchla said. "My professional concern is with just two things - your health and my reputation. For that reason, I only accept patients I sincerely believe I can help."

Dr. Buchla uses a wide range of techniques and is happy to bring his expertise to Warren County. "I chose McMinnville because I've been doing this for 33 years in big-city environments and I want to take a more small-town approach and I feel the need is greater here," Buchla said.

USA Chiropractic is located at 1012 S. Chancery St. and can be reached at (931) 473-2345.


Action on

N. Spring St.

If you've been downtown lately, it's hard not to notice the amount of work that's been going on at N. Spring St. The building formerly owned by the Lovingoods has been the site of major renovation. On Wednesday, the storefronts of the building were cut away, necessitating the boarding up of the space. On Thursday, there were several workers seen on the roof.

I've been doing some digging and have reached out to folks but don't have any solid info ready to pass along just yet. I'll be keeping my eyes and ears open and will tell you what I can when I can. 


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