Pa­trick Feed & Seed

The Covington News - - BUSINESS -

WHAT THEY DO:

Pa­trick Feed & Seed — lo­cally known as Pa­trick’s — is an old-fash­ioned gen­eral store. The in­ven­tory of the store changes through­out the year. Most widely known for its Christ­mas candy, Pa­trick’s sells more than 50 tons of spe­cial­ly­made candy dur­ing the hol­i­day sea­son. The store also of­fers fruit and gift bas­kets, an as­sort­ment of cheeses, a full-ser­vice quilt shop and even work boots. In the spring, the store trans­forms into a gar­den­ing store, sell­ing items such as seed and soil.

WHAT’S UNIQUE:

“When you walk in, you lit­er­ally walk back in time,” said owner Jan Pa­trick. “It was started in 1948. We’ve tried to keep it as much like 1948 as we’ve been al­lowed to. It’s dif­fer­ent from big stores like Walmart. When you walk in, we ac­tu­ally smile at you.”

HOW MANY YEARS IN THE BUSI­NESS:

Gary and Jan Pa­trick have owned the store since 1987. The two have worked for the store since ages 13 and 17, re­spec­tively. The store was for­merly owned by Gary’s fa­ther, who opened Pa­trick’s 64 years ago. In Jan­uary, the store will cel­e­brate 65 years in busi­ness.

FA­VORITE PART OF THE BUSI­NESS:

“Christ­mas time and all of the peo­ple who come in at Christ­mas,” said Jan. “It’s a child­hood me­mory for peo­ple, and now they are bring­ing their chil­dren and grand­chil­dren. We’ve prob­a­bly seen five gen­er­a­tions now.”

CON­TACT:

The best way to get in touch with Pa­trick’s is by coming in or call­ing the store at (770) 786-3220.

Hay­ley Wil­liams /The Cov­ing­ton News

Pa­trick’s is widely known for its spe­cially-made candy dur­ing the hol­i­day sea­son.

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