Shell Lumber has been sold
Jesus was born in Mercy Hospital, he is a Grovite. "I plan on being here and celebrating Shell Lumber's 100th birthday," said Jesus. "I'm the anti-corporate guy," he said. Jesus worked for some of the large corporate big box places and he told me he knows now what to do and what not to do to keep Shell just as small town and full service as he can. In other words, they are keeping the place the same. Jesus has been there since November 2012. The actual sale took place in December. He's a Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce member and a big part of the community. He'll be more visible this year as he settles in.
Shell Lumber & Hardware recently took part in this year's King Mango Strut, by loaning the use of two of their flatbed trucks and plans are still on for Howl in the Wood for this Spring. They have always been a big part of the community by donating time, employees, supplies and even their very lumber yard for events like Howl and even Shakespeare in the Park. They even have a painted peacock which they bought during our Peacock painting events a few years back. It's proudly displayed right out front.
Paul Naron who owned Shell Lumber & Hardware all these years will still have a minor interest in the business. He's retiring but will be a consultant and probably pitter patter around the place now and again.
Yes, the snow cones and hot dogs are staying, too.
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