Roy Taylor and Ed Schell
When Roy Taylor and Ed Schell opened their grocery store in 1962, the corner market was a staple of every neighborhood. Roy and Ed worked ten to twelve hours a day, seven days a week, 364 days a year, closing only on Christmas Day. Their hard work, attention to quality, and dedication to customer service were rewarded by a loyal customer following.
The next generation of owners, like the first, is a tale of friendship and hard work. In 1969, Ed's son Kevin joined the business, starting out as a clean-up kid in the meat department. In 1983, Danny Johnson walked into Taylor's, looking for work as a butcher. He was 19 years old, and Ed hired him on the spot. "I knew he would fit right in with our family. He was a darn good butcher, too."