"Max was an important part of Stewart's history, and a member of the Stewart's family in Warrensburg," he said.
Competing Cumby's holds ribbon cutting
Tuesday, the Warrensburg central hamlet's competing corporate convenience enterprise, Cumberland Farms, held a grand opening complete with a ribbon cutting for their existing store, which was gutted and rebuilt over the past several months.
Cumberland Farms took over a formerly rented space at the southern end of their building, and doubled the size of their store. This store reconstruction resulted in the company expanding their hot food and bakery offerings and making their interior far more spacious, while installing a public rest room.
The renovated Cumberland Farms exterior is also white, with logos in sea green. An existing store sign is not as high as the former sign, but has red digital numbers displaying gas prices. The LED signage has caused concern with some town residents who have said the sign is visually intrusive and not in harmony with the town's historic character.