Watkinsville resident Eric Gisler, who recently ran against John Daniell for chairman of the Board of Commissioners, has purchased the Olive Basket at the 8851 Macon Highway.

On a busy day last week, Bogart couple Jim and Linda Brothers chose a peach-infused white balsamic vinegar and the dark raspberry and cinnamon-pear vinegars. Jim said they use the vinegars in “anything and everything” from soups and sauces to salads. 

For Gisler, this newest professional endeavor after attaining undergraduate degrees in biology and oceanography, pursuing a career in finance and co-chairing the Oconee County Democratic Committee.

Gisler purchased the Olive Basket in June after seeing a posting for it on a business brokerage website. While he runs the store, he also works virtually as a product manager for an online insurance company. 

“I always wanted to have my own business,” said Gisler. “This opportunity came along, I thought it was a good one.”

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