By Lou Marzeles

Farm store reopens under new owner


November 20, 2019


NEW FARM STORE CREW: The Goldendale Home and Farm Store is now a Basin Feed & Supply store after new owner Kirk Sidwell bought it and re-opened it the same day Mid-Columbia Producers Grain closed it. Lef to right: Carla Cullison, Dustin Hooker, Sidwell, Deena Amidon, and Shirley Pence.

The Goldendale Home and Farm Store was looking like history. Mid-Columbia Producers (MCP) was closing up shop. But almost as soon as it did, along came Kirk Sidwell from Basin Feed & Supply, and the doors re-opened again.

Sidwell bought the store and got it going again with remarkable speed. "It happened pretty fast when [MCP] closed their doors," he says. "A friend of mine called me and told me what was going on. I came down and checked things out, and I said, 'This looks like a good opportunity. This is a great community, and this is a great opportunity for a feed store.' We're talking 30 years the store was open, and we came in that same day [it was set to close] and started then."...

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