It’s Throwback Thursday and we’re going all the way back to Day 1 of our beloved store!
Does anyone remember the original location of Paddington Station?
On July 2nd, 1973, Judy Patterson and one other employee opened a business at 268 E. Main (which now houses the Music Coop!) She chose to call her store Paddington Station because it had an English feel without being Shakespearean. The original store was small and the building was rented. When the store originally opened, people would ask, “Will you stay open all winter?” as most stores did not.
These pictures show the exterior and interior of the store as well as the original owner, Judy (pictured on the right). It was only in this building for two years before they needed to move to a larger location, the space we all know and love today!