Wednesday, February 08, 2006





Brown's Custom Shop Closing

It's been an institution on East Sullivan Street - near Five Points - for half a century. Brown's Custom Shop is closing its doors. Mr. Brown - Bill Brown - is calling it quits after 60 years in the floor covering business in Kingsport. He started out in the basement of the Homestead Hotelin 1946, then moved to a spot near the Krispy Kreme before moving to the current location at 303 East Sullivan in 1953, when the Little Store, pictured above, moved to Supermarket Row.

If you have linoleum in any room in your house, there's a good chance it was installed by Mr. Brown and his men.

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