Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Cornering the Market on Success

Mink's On the Square Deli at College Hill and Molly Barr roads.
Mink’s On the Square Deli at College Hill Road and the intersection of Molly Barr

Location has been essential to growth for owners of Mink’s On the Park, The Whiskey Still and Bikini Beer

Stephen and Amy Donnely have cornered the market, so to speak, on the south side of College Hill Road at the intersection of Molly Barr Road.

Located across the street from the popular Skymart convenience store, the couple owns Mink’s On the Park, Bikini Beer and The Whiskey Still.

“We opened Mink’s Deli in 2010, and six months later Bikini Beer followed by The Whiskey Still liquor store,’ said Mrs. Donnely.

All three properties along with Skymart benefit from heavy traffic from College Hill Road and student housing developments in the area.

“Mink’s is open 7 a.m. to midnight, and we serve breakfast all day long,” Ms. Donnely said. “Probably our two most popular sandwiches are The HMM and The Alex. The HMM is a breakfast sandwich of bacon, sausage, turkey sausage, deli sliced ham, or deli sliced turkey with cheddar, Swiss or Provolone served on a croissant, English muffin or bagel,” she said.

“The Alex is roast turkey, blazing buffalo chicken, Vermont cheddar cheese, avocado, lettuce, tomato and mayo. The HMM is $3.49 and the Alex is $7.99, and we only serve Boar’s Head meats.

Mink’s Deli Manager Missy Wildman

Recently, Mink’s added a new bar which extends into space formerly used by The Whiskey Still, which is located in the same building. The Whiskey Still is a full service ABC unit with a wide selection of spirits and wines.

Stephen Donnely displays one of the beers at Bikini Beer

Bikini Beer offers a wide range of craft and domestic bears, all sold room temperature.

“I think we have the largest selection of craft beers in town,” Stephen Donnely said. “Customers can sample various beers by purchasing a six or four pack of different beers selected from the shelf.”