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Nona's Downtown Market celebrates grand opening


For Immediate Release
Monday, April 28, 2014
For more information contact:
Ted Sloan
(502) 564-1138

Maria Kelly

(270) 925-6321


OWENSBORO, Ky. — Nona’s Downtown Market, the new Kentucky Proud store in Owensboro, celebrated its grand opening and ribbon-cutting with Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, Daviess County Judge-Executive Al Mattingly, state legislators, and other local dignitaries Saturday.

“I am thrilled that my dream of a market that sells local Kentucky Proud foods has become a reality,” market owner Maria Kelly said. “I want to thank Commissioner Comer and his staff at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, as well as the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce, for all your help and support. Most of all, I want to thank my customers for supporting local farmers and local businesses like mine.”

“This is a great occasion for Owensboro, Daviess County, and Kentucky farmers,” Commissioner Comer said. “Nona’s Downtown Market gives Kentucky Proud producers another market for their products. It also gives local consumers a place where they can buy fresh, nutritious local foods for their families and support Kentucky agriculture at the same time. I congratulate owner Maria Kelly for getting her business off the ground.”

“Adding Nona’s Market to our Chamber membership is exciting. This great new member provides the model for our community to buy local and enjoy Kentucky Proud products,” said Amy Jackson, president and CEO of the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce. “It’s the perfect addition to our revitalization of downtown Owensboro.”

Nona’s Downtown Market, 126 East 2nd Street, opened April 5 with the goal of offering local Kentucky Proud products, participating in downtown Owensboro, and providing its customers a high-quality experience. To find out more about Nona’s Downtown Market, go to