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Keeping the doors open for 25 plus years can be a challenge for small and local stores, but five businesses managed the task. On Tuesday December 18th, Sid's One Stop Shop, Mouton Grocery, Truman's Grocery, Harold's Barber Shop and Archie's Beauty and Barber Shop all received the Distinguished Business Award from the Lafayette City-Parish Council. These businesses were recognized for being long established in the parish.

Sid Williams, owners of Sid's One Stop, said when he opened the store, he never imagined he would make it to 35 years in business.

"I been here since 1977, when I came down from St. Martinville. My wife said 'let's open a little bitty store.' One thing led to another, and we have been blessed."

Williams said the community support has been a huge factor in his business staying open. Albert Plumbar, owner of Truman's Grocery, agreed.

"We pretty much know everybody the families that come in together they shop together. I think that's what makes us unique 'cause we have that repetition."

Truman's Grocery, celebrated their 30 year anniversary on December 10th. Plumbar said his advice for longevity is knowing your business and having the correct mind frame and people to operate it.

"When we opened up we sat down and did a business plan, before we opened," Plumbar explained. "How to budget, what it was gonna cost us for every item going into the store and all the fix costs."

Williams said he is planning to pass Sid's One Stop Shop onto his daughter in the future. Plumbar said he plans to sell Truman's Grocery.

"That won't be for another 10, 15 years. We gonna stay here for right now."

Keeping the doors open for 25 plus years can be a challenge for small and local stores, but five businesses managed the task. On Tuesday December 18th, Sid's One Stop Shop, Mouton Grocery, Truman's Grocery, Harold's Barber Shop and Archie's Beauty and Barber Shop all received the Distinguished Business Award from the Lafayette City-Parish Council. These businesses were recognized for being long established in the parish.

Sid Williams, owners of Sid's One Stop, said when he opened the store, he never imagined he would make it to 35 years in business.

"I been here since 1977, when I came down from St. Martinville. My wife said 'let's open a little bitty store.' One thing led to another, and we have been blessed."

Williams said the community support has been a huge factor in his business staying open. Albert Plumbar, owner of Truman's Grocery, agreed.

"We pretty much know everybody the families that come in together they shop together. I think that's what makes us unique 'cause we have that repetition."

Truman's Grocery, celebrated their 30 year anniversary on December 10th. Plumbar said his advice for longevity is knowing your business and having the correct mind frame and people to operate it.

"When we opened up we sat down and did a business plan, before we opened," Plumbar explained. "How to budget, what it was gonna cost us for every item going into the store and all the fix costs."

Williams said he is planning to pass Sid's One Stop Shop onto his daughter in the future. Plumbar said he plans to sell Truman's Grocery.

"That won't be for another 10, 15 years. We gonna stay here for right now."

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