An old store in Lamesa has been made into something new - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

An old store in Lamesa has been made into something new

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LAMESA, TX (KCBD) -

Most people who call Lamesa home remember when McCall's was the spot to purchase everything from vet supplies to prescription medicine. Decades later, after it was almost forced to close earlier this year, it has turned into a boutique, and the community has embraced the change.

"I've never seen the ol' girl look so good," Lynn McKinney says, smiling. 

She remembers how McCall's looked in the 1960s, when she was working there alongside a coworker, who would later become her husband. The two share memories of dating and teasing one another when they worked at McCall's in high school.

Fast forward a few decades and the store is quite different now.

Julie Todd is the new owner and manager at McCall's. When she heard ladies around town commenting about how sad they were to lose their favorite coffee spot, wedding registry location, and bridal shower spot, she decided she wanted to help.

"My husband said, well do you think it'll work?...So he said 'quit whining about it and do it!'" she said. "I thought, if I've got his support and he believes in me then I'll do it. He's a farmer so he knows what it is like to take a risk every day."

The ladies who she saved the shop for still come to McCall's on Friday afternoons to enjoy their coffee.

Julie says, "The old is new again."

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