One of Adamson Square’s long-standing businesses will soon close. Just this week 118 Rome Street was sold. Rish Army Store has been operating since the 1980s in this spot. The City Menus spoke with Molly Strickland of Commercial Realty Services who tells us, “The previous owner is retiring and therefore closing his storefront; the new owner will be restoring the building, and we can’t wait to see the transformation in store for this historic building!”
According to neighbor Ronald Burson of Burson’s Feed and Seed, this location housed an auto parts store owned by Harris Hay. “Before Hay Automotive Company, it was an appliance business owned by Allen Meeks, and in the 1920s & 30s, a store run by Robison and Walker extended into part of what has been Burson’s Feed and Seed for decades,” says Mr. Burson.
Over the next 60 days the Rish Army Store will be liquidating their inventory. You can be sure to find some deals during this time!
Special thanks to Molly Strickland of Commercial Realty Services, Ronald Burson of Burson Feed & Seed, and Ray Smith of Smith Brothers, who helped contribute to this article.