August 13th 2009 almost brought an end to a Beattyville era. As the fire consumed almost an entire city block, it was eating away at Rose Brothers which has been a part of the local community since 1931. Founded by Green Rose, the store has grown and changed with the times bringing a broad range of goods to the community for over 70 years. From overalls to fine china; from kids shoes to guitar strings; Rose Brothers has always been on top of the latest trends and gadgets to make life more pleasant. Lucille Lumpkins, the local manager, who has worked for the store since 1976, said ” we have a little bit of everything for everybody”.
Doug, Mike, and Phyllis Rose have continued the family tradition and kept Rose Brothers alive in Beattyville. They found a temporary space on Railroad Street in the old Stufflebean building and on October 30th opened the doors. They offer name products like Levi, Lee, Carhart, redwing, Nike, Vera Bradley and Village Candle. Things might look a little stacked in the space, but Lucille, Regina and Edna will be glad to help you find what you are looking for.
The rocking chair bench is there still, so come in and sit awhile.