In August of
2015, based on a rumor, the Vice President, Edward C. Graham and the Co-chair of the Acquisition Committee, George M. Sistrunk,
made discrete inquiries at the Biddie Banquet, to determine whether or not it was for sale. After talking with a gentleman
that claimed he was one of the owners, we discovered it was not for sale. In addition, the old Dukes Barbeque has been gutted.
The Chair of the owner's committee; Dorothy H. Sistrunk, reported the Piggly Wiggly in North, South Carolina is gutted and
Reed's on Chestnut Street, in Orangeburg is also gutted. In the future, grocery store acquisitions will be handled by Unity
Grocery Association, LLC.
The Vice President
also reports the Spinaker in Santee has also been gutted. Reportedly, a church acquired the building, but as of the date of
this report, the church has not occupied it. During the same trip to Santee, the Vice President also discovered the grocery
store that was closed some years ago has been gutted. It is in Unity's best financial interest to acquire businesses that
are in reasonably good condition with the necessary equipment or merchandise still inside. This concludes the Acquisition
Committee's report as of September 4, 2015. In the future, restaurant and franchise acquisitions will be handled by Unity
Restaurant Development, Acquisition & Management, LLC.