The Merry Garden

The Merry Garden, undated

The Merry Garden opened for business on August 22, 1927 on Broad Street next to Farmers and Merchants Bank. The formal opening of the company was held in September and was attended by approximately 4,000 people. Under the proprietorship of J. Paul Warrick, the Merry Garden offered fountain drinks, sandwiches, tobacco, and other various sundries. In 1928, the company expanded into prescription drugs.

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