|Jackson's Not To Be Demolished|
|Written by Bridget Smith, Staff Writer|
|Wednesday, January 23, 2013 2:31 PM|
The former general store was recently purchased by Lynn and Karena Reusser, who wants to save the Woodsfield landmark. Karena said new materials had been ordered to replace the roof, which had decayed significantly.
Fond memories of Jackson’s have played a part in saving the building. Karena reminisced about going to Jackson’s for ice cream and candy. “My eating habits became much better when the store closed.” quipped Karena. “Everyone has good memories of Jackson’s.”
The building itself has housed many different businesses over the years. When former owners Bill and Shirley Jackson bought the building in 1985, it was an auto parts store. Other businesses that occupied the building were Ault’s Tire Shop, Elmer Vessel’s Appliance Store, Saffel’s Chocolates, Charlie Keevert’s Grocery Store, and Cigar Manufacturing Company in the early 1900’s.