On September 28th Home Wines & Marketplace, located at Nelson’s Corner 601 Route 206 in Hillsborough, celebrated their Grand Opening with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony conducted by Mayor Frank DelCore. Joining the Mayor was Committeewoman Olivia Holmes, Business Advocate David Kois, EBDC Members Toni Natale and John Palinkas, Manager Dan Tong and owners Sanjay Patel and Ketan Patel along with their family and many supporters. Customers were welcomed with music, tastings, parings and giveaways.
“We are excited to be a part of the Hillsborough community. We thought the location was perfect and Hillsborough was a great location to spread our love of great wines, craft beers, spirits, and gourmet foods while providing a wide selection and great prices! We also put an emphasis on providing the best customer experience possible and we’re excited to continue to serve Hillsborough,” expressed owners Sanjay Patel and Ketan Patel.
Dan Tong, the Manager and Primary buyer for the store, grew up in Montgomery and first started out as a customer when the location was Gary’s Wines & Marketplace. He was enamored with the selection and the atmosphere. Over time, Dan Tong has gained extensive knowledge about the industry.
“I started in this industry with Gary’s because of my love for cheese, craft beers, whiskeys, and wines. I figured if I’m this interested, I might as well try to learn more by working here.” stated Manager Dan Tong. “I am continuing to learn everyday, in hopes of sharing some of my passion and knowledge with Hillsborough.” added Dan Tong.
Home Wines & Marketplace is a big proponent of “try before you buy” and feels it’s important for people to really know what they are getting. Dan Tong shared that one of his favorite things about working at Home Wines & Marketplace is showing a customer something different than what they were originally looking for then having them try it and finding they love it.
“I’ve really enjoyed being a part of the Hillsborough community in my time here and hope to keep that going with Home Wines,” Dan Tong expressed.
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