Garland Icon Celebrates 80 Years in Business

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Roach Feed & Seed Co. opened its doors on June 16, 1933 and has been providing old-fashioned customer service and an extensive product selection to the Garland community ever since.

On June 15, 2013, long-time owner Jack McDaniel invited the Garland community to commemorate the store’s 80-year milestone with a full day of festivities including live music, cake and old-fashioned lemonade.

The store’s owners, the Roach and McDaniel families, have always believed in supporting the local economy, a principle well-demonstrated through an 80-year membership in the Garland Chamber of Commerce. McDaniel joked that way back in 1933 the store paid just $1.50 every six months to be a member. Though the price has changed over the years, the services and community connections continue to be invaluable to McDaniel and his business. Garland Chamber President, Karina Olivares, was in attendance to present a Community Partner Award and extend her personal congratulations on eight decades of success.

“Roach Feed & Seed is a true role model for small business. They’ve changed and evolved through the years to continue delivering the products their customers want, yet all the while their outstanding customer service has remained the same.”

The Garland Landmark Society recognized Roach Feed & Seed Co.’s significant accomplishments on the occasion by presenting a historical plaque, which states, “Guided by successive, but overlapping, generations from two families, Roach Feed & Seed has continually reshaped itself to serve the needs of a changing customer base. Its staff represents more than 125 years of service to the Garland community.”

The Mayor of Garland, Douglas Athas, City Manager, Bill Dollar, and several City Council members were also in attendance to mark the occasion.

To support and congratulate this thriving member of the Garland small business community, visit Roach Feed & Seed Co. at 409 Main Street in Garland.

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