7 a.m., Oct. 21)
Navan country store returns to its roots
By Fred Sherwin
was a time, back in the 1940s and 50s, when the most important
product sold at a rural general store was livestock feed
for area farmers.
Bradley's Country Convenience Store owner
John Bradley (left) stands with store manager
Dan Bissonette outside J.T. Bradey's Feed
Store. Fred Sherwin/Photo
Bradley's Country Convenience Store in Navan was no different,
but then specialty feed stores started opening up and
the general stores focused more on grocery items and feed
sales were but a distant memory of a bygone era.
the Purina Feed Store in Sarsfield closed its doors back
in June, J.T. Bradey's owner John Bradley saw it as an
opportunity for the store to return to its roots. There
was only one problem, however, Bradley didn't know a whole
lot about animal feed.
been quite a learning curve, but Purina has been really
good about teaching us about the different types of feed
and what differentiates between one type of feed and another,"
Bradley explained during the feed store's official grand
opening on the weekend.
a great fit for us and once you get a customer they tend
to come back."
J.T. Bradley Feed Store is located right next door to
the Country Convenience Store.
you walk into the feed store you immediately notice to
things: huge bags of feed piled up against the walls and
a gallery of animal photos taken by Navan photographer
feed is arranged by animal type with matching pictures
on the wall. J.T. Bradley's Feed Store sells feed for
every type of domestic animal imaginable. They also do
a brisk business in bird seed.
story was made possible thanks to the generous support
of our local business partners.)
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