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Smooth Rapids charts new waters with store
This duplex is scheduled to be removed to make way for Dollar General in Newtown, but owner Lynne Cole says she doesnt want it to be destroyed. She is looking for someone to buy it and move it to a different spot.
There may not be a fountain of youth, but Smooth Rapids Outfitters has discovered a river of success.Since getting its start over four years ago in April 2012, Smooth Rapids has quadrupled its number of kayaks to rent, bought a campground, and just recently opened a general store, complete with deck overlooking the Barren Fork River. “Our 10-year plan has become a four-year plan,” said Jimmy Barker, one of four Smooth Rapids co-owners. “We’ve come a long way from when we started in my garage.”The business got its start with 20 kayaks and has grown that number to 63 -- with 20 more on the way.