Follow the Leader – Woodson’s Cast Stores, Inc.
It’s #followtheleader Friday!
We asked our Chamber Partner
– Rob Woodson some questions to get to know our Member a little better… And we wanted to share his answers with you, too!
1. How long has “Woodson’s” (as we all know it) been in business?
Woodson’s Cash Store Inc. has been in business since 1919. R.L. “Pop” Woodson, Sr. opened a general store in downtown LaFollette where Derick’s Pawn is now. In 1958, the company built a small shopping center with four rental units and Woodson’s Supermarket, adding real estate management to the business model. In 1978 the company-built Woodson’s Mall with 30+ rental units.
2. Tell us something Unique about Woodson’s!
In 1977 when the contractor was clearing land to build the mall, there was an old house sitting where Wendy’s is now. The contractor said he would knock the house down after lunch. Two days later he was still banging on it. His D-9 dozer hit it and bounced off. The old man that lived there had prepared for an “Atomic Bomb” blast. The house had two-foot-wide concrete walls.