For Food and Shopping, Opt for Ne-Mar

Ne-Mar Shopping Center in Claremore is home to many businesses

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2009

Owner Mo Zeidan and wife Wendy invite you to check out their extensive menu at Bill & Ruth’s Submarine Sandwiches in the Ne-Mar Shopping Center.

Ne-Mar Shopping Center in Claremore is home to many businesses, including Bill & Ruth’s Submarine Sandwiches, Carl’s Coney, Felts Shoes, and JC Penney. You’ll want to patronize these shops, all of which have a friendly, down-home atmosphere.

Just recently opening its doors, Bill & Ruth’s Submarine Sandwiches is the newest addition to Ne-Mar. Owner Mo Zeidan is a Rogers State University graduate and has more than 23 years of experience with Bill & Ruth’s. Mo previously owned stores in the metro Tulsa area. If you’ve never dined at a Bill & Ruth’s Submarine Sandwiches, you’ll be delighted to know that the menu is much more diverse than the name implies. Entrees include cold subs, hot subs, healthy wraps, and off-the-grill specialties such as gourmet burgers, reubens, gyros, barbecue sandwiches, chicken baskets, super spuds, spaghetti, chili, soup and more. They have a variety of fresh salads and numerous side orders. Bill & Ruth’s also caters to businesses and events. Please place catering orders 24 hours prior to your event.

Beth Truitt owns Carl’s Coney, a Claremore landmark. Her father started the business in 1974, and Beth has owned it for 11 years.  “We have the same great menu now as we did when Dad opened the doors years ago,” said Beth, who has also added tasty items to the menu over the years. Beth worked for her dad while attending high school in Claremore. When people who have moved come back to town to visit, they like to stop in to the old hangout. “It’s very special to see generations of families that have enjoyed Carl’s over the years,” said Beth. Her mother, Jean Schloss, still works at the store one day each week. The Carl’s Coney menu includes coneys, kraut dogs with chili and cheese, three-way chili, polish sausage, hot links and much more. They also serve some great salads – taco, chef, chicken or ham – plus homemade tuna and ham sandwiches.

Tabitha Felts is the owner of Felts Shoes. The Felts family owns and operates nine Felts Shoes stores in northeastern Oklahoma. Felts Claremore is a great place to shop and will be featuring lots of back-to-school specials during the month of August. Catering to the entire family, with selections for women, men, children and infants, you will find products that range from casual to dressy. They carry recreational, athletic and work shoes, and offer a large inventory of cleated shoes for soccer, football and baseball. Tabitha says that August 7-9 has been declared tax free in the state of Oklahoma, and you’ll want to check out the store’s great selections of back-to-school footwear. Felts recently added stylish Sperry Topsiders to its roster.

Carl’s Coney owner Beth Truitt says she enjoys seeing the generations of families who visit the Claremore landmark.

JC Penney store manager Gary Miles says, “We offer our patrons excellent customer service with parking at the front door. If you don’t find what you want, you can shop the Penney’s catalog and receive your merchandise in four working days.” JC Penney was established in Claremore in 1927 and has been in its Ne-Mar location since 1988. The entire month of August will feature excellent specials, including the tax-free weekend August 7-9, the hottest back-to-school sale August 14-15, the biggest bonus sale of the season August 21-22, and the lowest price of the season sale August 28-29. Be sure to check local media and mailing circulars highlighting each of these sales.

For all your shopping and hunger needs, visit the Ne-Mar Shopping Center, located at 1000 W. Will Rogers Blvd in Claremore. 

For more information, contact

Ne-Mar Shopping Center

1000 W. Will Rogers Blvd.
Claremore, OK 74017
(918) 341-0622 

Tabitha Felts, owner of Felts Shoes, says that her store is a great place for back-to-school shopping.

Store manager Gary Miles welcomes you to enjoy the numerous specials going on at Ne-Mar’s JC Penney during the month of August.

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About Author Duane Blankenship

Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.

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