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Business of the Month - Coach Light Ladies Fashions - Coach Light is located at 545 Main Street and is owned by Gordon and Joyce Schrader. This year they are celebrating 40 years in business.
This clothing business has a rich history that goes back to 1964 when the Schraders moved to Osawatomie. A ladies clothing store name "Mr. B's", owned by Bill Butler and managed by Minnie Crouch, was located in the small building next to what is now the Loft on Sixth. The business was sold to Minnie Crouch, Eleanor Waggoner and Gladys Hawkins and was renamed "Minnie's". Minnie Crouch retired and the store was renamed "The Coach Light" and moved to its present location. Web Hawkins actually came up with the name "Coach Light". The owners no longer wanted to name the store after a person. Downtown was newly redecorated and had the coach lights in the middle and on either end of the street. Thus, the name "Coach Light". Eleanor Waggoner Budke and Gladys Hawkins continued to operate the store with part-time help of which Joyce was one. Read more here.
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