Village food mart opens in Hogansville

Published 12:00 pm Saturday, May 15, 2021

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By Cole Trahan
Daily News

There’s a new convenience store and restaurant at 301 Askew Ave. in Hogansville.

The Village Food Mart and Kitchen opened Monday and has been busy. Early Thursday morning, manager Sam Somani said the business had received “almost 200 people” since Monday.

Sam’s wife, Aviza Somani, is the business’s owner.

The convenience store sells what most would expect— things like cigarettes, candy, and chips, according to Becky Griffis, who runs the deli with her friend, Shauna Johnson.

The kitchen is more unique, and the store is already becoming known for its hamburgers.

Griffis said some of the store’s popular burgers include The Lumberjack, which is topped with sliced brisket and bacon; stuffed burgers such as the Mushroom Onion Swiss burger; the Bacon Cheddar burger, and The Farm Burger, which is topped with a fried egg.

“All of our burgers are just selling like crazy,” Griffis said.

For breakfast, the kitchen serves biscuits, wraps and breakfast sandwiches. In addition to burgers, the lunch and dinner menu includes items such as sandwiches, fried chicken salad and wings.

The kitchen and store have different hours. Monday through Friday, the kitchen opens at 6 a.m., closes at 2 p.m., reopens at 4 p.m., and closes for the day at 8 p.m. On Saturdays, it opens at 7 a.m. and then follows the weekday schedule. The kitchen is closed on Sundays.

The store is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday. The kitchen’s menu can be found on The Village Kitchen Facebook page at