The Duncan Banner

Homepage

January 9, 2014

Vacated business may be razed for new development

DUNCAN — Two buildings that have housed thriving businesses over the years will soon be vacant and may even be torn down for further development, the president of the Duncan Chamber of Commerce said Wednesday.

Stockman’s is still using its store on U.S. 81 to sell clearance items but has begun using its new location just north of Sonic.

Gardentown, meanwhile, also plans to move its operation to a five-acre spot further north on the highway.

The Whitten family, which owns the properties, is developing the vacated area to accommodate more commercial properties, said Chamber of Commerce President Chris Deal.

“The current buildings will go down, most likely,” he said.

The departing business owners said they are excited about their moves.

“We are about 99 percent moved and we don’t have much left at the old store in the way of merchandise,” said Ed Morgan, owner of Stockman’s. “We are real happy with the new location and we’ve gotten a lots of positive feedback.”

Stockman’s no longer will sell furniture, livestock feed and pet food but will continue to sell clothing, footwear, accessories, home decor and tack, he said.

Gardentown, meanwhile, also is changing its location to five acres at 4650 U.S. 81.

“We’re about a month away from our move,” said owner Jim Spurlock said. “This has been a long-term plan to get on acreage. We’ll be ten times as big as we are now.”

“It will be quite an adventure and improvement for our business I’m excited for what its going to offer our customers.”

1
Text Only
Local News
Features
Sports
  • Big game atmosphere VYPE picks Duncan to make playoffs

    Despite facing a rigorous schedule, Duncan was picked by VYPE’s preseason football preview to return to the postseason after a one-year hiatus.
    With new coach Craig Benson taking over this season, the magazine predicted Duncan will finish fourth in Class 5A District 1 ahead of Chickasha and behind Ardmore. The Demons are also ranked as the No. 16 team in the Class, with Lawton Mac being the highest ranked team in the district at No. 4.

    July 27, 2014 2 Photos

  • Dehydrator breaks participation record
  • She is Safe 5K draws more than 100
Education
Opinion
Special Deals
AP Video
13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp
Poll

Should the date for The World's Largest Garage Sale be changed from the third weekend in July to sometime in October to take advantage of cooler weather like we had this past weekend?

No. It's better in the summer cause kids are out of school.
Yes. More shoppers would come during nice fall weather.
Either time is fine.

     View Results
Facebook