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Saying goodbye to a Tallahassee landmark

Posted at 5:12 AM, Jun 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-24 05:12:15-04

TALLAHASSEE, FLa. WTXL — A Tallahassee store is closing it's doors after more than a century.

Gramling's Incorporated has been a source for farming and gardening essentials since 1915.

Next Saturday will be it's very last day.

The store held a "farewell and thanks for the memories" party Saturday to reminisce about the happy times the business brought.

"Someplace like this that's been in your family for such a long's just it's in your blood and it's been such an integral part of my life. It kind of feels like it has it's own life and it's absence is going to be felt," said Terry Cay Gramling, daughter of owner.

Gramling's incorporated has been family-owned since it first opened. Many customers say its shame that the store is closing.

"We'll I'm sorry to see it go because it was the only institution in town where you could buy cow feed or horse feed or anything of that nature..and gardening supplies," said Walter Phillips.

Gramling says there are some silver linings.

Like how now her dad, Stan Gramling, is going to be able to officially retire.

Then he can devote more time to playing music.

Customers say they still don't know what they're going to do without this place.

The new buyer hasn't been announced yet.

But word is that person will preserve at least part of the historic building, for memory's sake.