Monday, February 18, 2008

Good ol' days showcased in Historic Florence

[Source: Mark Cowling, Florence Reminder] -- With only his hands-free walkie talkie interfering with his old-time proprietor's attire, Bruce Woodmansee tells home tour visitors about his family's work to restore the historic Mandell Department Store during the 23rd Annual Tour of Historic Florence last Saturday. The family, which owns and operates True Value Hardware, is considering opening an ice cream and sandwich shop in the Mandell building. The Woodmansees' restoration included plumbing the building for a potential restaurant, and saving the original woodwork as much as possible.