The sign at 320 N. Main St. is vintage. The storeâ€™s inventory is somewhat eccentric and specialized in things not found elsewhere.
Itâ€™s a family business in a world of international big box chains. And, after 95 years of serving the Roswell community, Cobean Stationery Company will soon be no more. In August, Les McPherson, whoâ€™s been with Cobeanâ€™s since 1943 and its president for the past several decades, celebrated his 89th birthday.
Not long after, in front of the family and friends whoâ€™d wondered about his and the storeâ€™s future, he announced, â€œIâ€™d like to do something different for the next 40 or 50 years of my life.â€
The store will close before the ball falls on 2011. Looking back on 65 years at Cobeanâ€™s, McPherson, who could easily pass for 70, recalls the good times of doing business in Roswell. There were the jokesters who fished in the frequent floodwaters Login to read more