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Looking Back: The Billings Feed Store

February 26, 2014

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The Billings Feed Store, formerly located at 715 N. Main St., was built about 1906 and was used first as a root cellar, according to the Royal Oak Historical Society.

In the early 1920s, the Calvert Brothers bought the building and started the Calvert Feed Store.

In the mid 1940s, Les Billings bought the store and renamed it.

Rick Johnson worked there and then bought the business in 1985. Now, Johnson’s business is Billings Lawn Equipment, located in the old Lincoln Mercury building at 221 N. Main St.


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