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Lad & Lassie, located at 1115 Central Ave., is closing its doors in the next few weeks. The family-run store was founded in 1953 by Beulah Leipsiger, grandmother of current owners, Patti, Mimi and Zee Evans. Photos submitted
Lad and Lassie owners Patty Evans (left) and Zee Barry pose with local students Dylan Bonn and Emma Pigott, who ran fundraisers there last year. 22nd Century Media File Photo
Alexa Burnell, Freelance Reporter
5:00 am CST January 12, 2020
For the past 67 years, Lad & Lassie — a family-founded and operated local retailer — has provided quality apparel and toys along with the type of community involvement and customer service that allowed them to stand the test of time.