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Waynesboro Agway is moving across the street

September 05, 2007|By JENNIFER FITCH

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Inventory is being carried across the street in anticipation of the Oct. 1 relocation of Waynesboro's Agway.

For seven years, local couple Denny and Dede Cordell have owned businesses on both sides of West Third Street.

The Cordells agreed in 2006 to keep Agway open for another year and evaluate its operations. This summer, they decided to move its popular offerings to Waynesboro Builders Supply at 136 W. Third St.

"We're trying to get everything under one roof over there," Dede Cordell said.

The consolidation will leave the family with less space and fewer employees, Denny Cordell said.

"We hope to give (customers) pretty much everything with the service," Denny Cordell said.

The Cordells are working to transfer the popular pet department, birdseed merchandise, and perennials, annuals and hanging baskets. They are going to stop carrying farm feed, trees and shrubs.

Services such as dog licenses and small engine repair will continue, the Cordells said.

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"I think we probably already have the best selection of outdoor birdseed in town," Denny Cordell said. "There aren't that many lawn mower businesses in town, either."

Denny Cordell said he doesn't know what will happen to the Agway building at 201 W. Third St.

Before it was Agway, the site was the Blue Ridge Fruit Exchange in the 1960s, the Cordells said.

Workers at Waynesboro Builders Supply will "move walls and make some room" for the additional merchandise from Agway, which has between 65 and 150 customers daily depending on the season, Denny Cordell said.

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