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Neighbors Make Mainstreet Grill Successful

By Potomac Local News September 12, 2012 11:30 am

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Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of posts by North Stafford business owners and residents that will examine North Stafford and Garrisonville as a community, and introduce our readers to the small locally-owned businesses and services in the community.

Crissy Sharon

By CRISSY SHARON
Mainstreet Grill and Bar 

We are Stafford County residents and small business owners.

My name is Crissy Sharon and I own Mainstreet Grill and Bar — a Marine veteran, family-owned restaurant located on Garrisonville Road in North Stafford.

I started working at Mainstreet in September 2002 as a waitress and bartender. In January 2006, I took over managing the restaurant.

That same year I married my husband, Chris, who at that time was a scout sniper in the U.S. Marine Corps. Shortly after Chris got out of the Corps, he started his own government consulting business also in Stafford County.

Along with his business partner, Taylor White, Adaptive Consulting & Training Services has slowly grown in the last few years.

A changing small town community

Stafford County is a community that, due to its growth, has lost that small town feel. Mainstreet is a place where we have created a hometown grill. A place whose walls are covered not with corporate-furnished knick knacks but real Americana — things that have been donated to us by our customers.

Even our logo was chosen by our customers in 2006. Our walls tell a story of a local place where locals meet to share their life stories and enjoy one another’s company.

We are committed to raising awareness and money for organizations. Our approach has been: “the closer the better” — the more local the charity, the more apt we have been to jump in and get involved.

We still raise money for national organizations like Hope for the Warriors, but we love helping out local organizations like Mountain View High School After Prom Party, where our two older children have attended high school or No Women-No Cry, a local charity to help stop domestic violence.

Along with my older two children, Brandy, 19, and Corey, 16, Chris and I have had 3 children, Olivia, 4, Eric, 2, and Mackenzie, 1. Having a large family and two businesses keeps us busy!

Thanks to Stafford residents

My biggest challenge is the same as for everyone else in America right now: the economy. Going out to eat or to grab a drink is something people do if they have the extra money to spend0

Our food is freshly made. We strive to keep our cost to our customers down. We give a great value for their money.

So keeping up with our high overhead while keeping prices low is a huge challenge! But, thanks to Stafford County residents we have made it these past six years.

 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=827586837 Karen Murphy Presecan

    Love love love Mainstreet Grill!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lcmalinowski Lynne Corso Malinowski

    Their build-your-own chicken sandwich and $7 lunch deals are awesome!

  • http://www.facebook.com/sam.graham.39 Sam Graham

    love this place….great owners, employees, great food, awesome prices!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lizbigger Elizabeth Bigger

    I LOVE this place! It is so cool to have something different going on every night from corn hole, poker nite, karaoke and bands/dj’s – this place ROCKS!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/melissa.flanaganwheeler Melissa Flanagan-Wheeler

    This place is amazing!!! I live out of state, but make it a point to go as much as possible while I’m home in Stafford, Va. Crissy is an amazing person and has done so much for the community! The staff is fun, and caring.. you won’t be disappointed. I highly recommend visiting on a football Sunday, great food and fun atmosphere! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/woodkv Katrina Wood

    It’s a part of Stafford. Down to earth owners, philanthropic, fun community involvement, and best crab dip ever!

  • Brian Ford

    Mainstreet is a must visit while in Stafford. Great atmosphere and great people. While your there try the crab dip.

  • http://www.facebook.com/melissa.britton.520 Melissa Britton

    Crissy is not only an awesome business owner but a great part of our community with putting together fundraisers for our warfighters and helping to support other local small businesses. Small businesses in the area look up to Crissy and all that she has accomplished and feel hope that they too can make it. Mainstreet is a great place and I hope to see it around for years to come!

  • http://www.facebook.com/pamela.quinones Pamela Dalton Quiñones

    Love Mainstreet Grill and Bar! Great place, great people, great food, what more can you ask for? :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/mlpalmertree Melissa Joyner Palmertree

    Mainstreet is a fabulous place for families too!! Love it!!