12:30 p.m., May 19)
Navan country store returns to its roots
By Fred Sherwin
in the day, or to be accurate, way back in the day, J.T.
Bradley's Country Convenience Store in Navan used to sell
animal feed to local farmers from miles around.
Bradley, second from the left welcomes the
first customer to the new Purina feed store
outlet next to J.T. Bradley's Country Convenience
Store in Navan. Photo supplied
practice stopped about 50 or 60 years ago, when other
suppliers made the practice morte competitive and Bradleys
began to run out of space.
Jump ahead 60 years and J.T. Bradleys is getting back
into the feed business thanks to a series of recent events
beginning with the closure of the Dancing Don's Hardwood
Furniture Store next door to the main store.
need of a new tenant, J.T. Bradley's owner John Bradley
saw a potential opporunity to expand his own business
when the Home Hardware store and Purina Feed outlet closed
a couple of phone calls, Bradley retained the Purnia license
and within a few weeks turned the vacant space into a
feed store where feed can be purchased for a variety of
livestock including horses, cows, swine and poultry, as
well as cats and dogs.
store is open for business as of Monday, May 19.
we heard about the situation in Sarsfield, we called Purina,
they were interested in finding a new location in the
area and we had the space available so we came to an arrangement,"
important for the community that they have a local spot
to pick up their feed. In a way, we're returning to our
Bradley's Country Convenience Store is located at 1220
Colonial Rd. in the heart of Navan.
story was made possible thanks to the generous support
of our local business partners.)
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