2017-08-11 / Front Page

The Gourmet Shop owner celebrates 40th anniversary

By Amy Franks, Executive director of Five Points Association

Dennis Hiltner Dennis Hiltner Five Points, Columbia’s original village neighborhood, is celebrating a milestone this week for The Gourmet Shop’s owner, Dennis Hiltner. On August 9, 1977, Hiltner took over ownership of the Saluda Avenue Wine & Liquor and That Place Party Shop, transitioning them into The Gourmet Shop in 1979. This past Wednesday, August 9 marked Hiltner’s 40th anniversary in Five Points and was celebrated with a 25 percent off storewide sale.

About Dennis Hiltner:

A longstanding pillar of the Five Points community, Hiltner has contributed in a variety of ways over the years, including:

• Past President of the Five Points Association

• Current Five Points Association Board Member

• Current Five Points Foundation Board Member

• Chair of the Five Points Association Beauti-5 Comittee, including construction, oversight, and maintenance over Five Points’ three fountain plazas

• Chair of the Five Points Association Finance Committee

About The Gourmet Shop:

The Gourmet Shop, located in the heart of Five Points at 724 Saluda Avenue, is an indoor/ outdoor café with specialty cheeses, coffees, wine, and high-end cookware. For over three decades, it has been a staple in the village and truly embodies the daytime spirit of the Five Points community. Ownership and staff credit the store’s longevity, in large part, to its loyal customers.

For more information about The Gourmet Shop and the anniversary sale, please visit TheGourmetShop.net.

For more information about the Five Points Association, please visit FivePointsColumbia.com.

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