As I wrote in this week’s column, Marlen Hurter says it’s a “privilege” to operate a business in Vero Beach.
Her corporation, Banana Racing International, now runs Miller’s Neighborhood Market at the corner of U.S. 1 and 17th Street in Vero Beach.
Marlen (pronounced like “Marlene”) lives in Switzerland.
Shawn Schneider is in charge of the day-to-day operation of the convenience store / gas station. Marlen will stay in contact via email.
During her most recent visit to Vero Beach, Marlen talked about the businesses she runs in Switzerland.
Talk about variety. Her primary business is an accounting and tax firm, but she also runs an engineering firm and even owns a Ford dealership.
Yes, a Ford dealership in Switzerland. (Marlen drives a Mustang.)
Miller’s Neighborhood Market is her first attempt at a business in the United States. She once owned a gas station in Switzerland.
It’s going to be interesting to see how this convenience store evolves. All kinds of improvements are being made. Perhaps the biggest piece of the puzzle is finding a deli operator.