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Dooley's Sport Shop, 168 Highway 378 West: 24 February 2017   9 comments

Posted at 12:01 am in closing

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This old-time fisherman's stop is apparently a Lexington institution, having been there according to The State for 67 years.

The development of the area, and the many changes in retail have persuaded the owning family that it's time to close:

“You just can’t make it on bait and tackle alone any more,” the elder Dooley said.

His son, 51, decided taking over the store isn’t worthwhile. “The only way it would is if I work seven days a week, be the only employee and probably live here,” he said.

And so goes another little piece of Americana...

UPDATE 26 March 2018 -- Now closed:

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Written by ted on February 24th, 2017

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Southeast Expo Rod & Reel Service / Airport Heating & Cooling / All Commercial Roofing, 3142 Platt Springs Road: 2000s   no comments

Posted at 11:13 pm in Uncategorized

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While I was in Springdale last weekend getting some Jewelry Warehouse pictures, I noticed this building set well back from the road. For some reason, perhaps the parking sign for the adjacent business, I expected I would find that it was some sort of lawn & garden store, but a little googling reveals it as the site of several light industrial operations, both in construction and fishing. (Google also claims 3142 is the Springdale Shopping Center, but I think that must be the strip mall on the next lot).

Note the stone facade on the porch of the building. You don't see too much of that anymore.

Written by ted on April 15th, 2013

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