Washougal River Mercantile to celebrate its 100th anniversary

Cake and coffee will be served Feb. 25

“After mom and dad had removed the cafe in the early 80’s, they left the corporate name the same and changed the business name backed to Washougal River Merchantile.”

— Chris Fuller, owner

A historic local business will soon commemorate its centennial.

The Washougal River Mercantile’s 100th anniversary celebration will be held Saturday, Feb. 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Complimentary coffee, birthday cake and balloons will be available.

Hot dogs will be sold at 1977 prices for 40 cents each, and sodas, 20 cents.

There will be prize drawings for gift certificates and T-shirts. Vendors are expected to include Dukes Designs and B&B Fish Market.

The mercantile’s owners are siblings Marcus Fuller, Jeri Connolly, Karlyn Woods, Chris Fuller, Lisa Joner and Diana Shiluk.

Their mother, Charrol Ann Fuller, died in July 2011, and their father, Theodore “Ted” Regis Fuller, passed away in September 2014.

The Fuller family has owned the mercantile for 40 years.

Chris Fuller said the original name of the business was Washougal River Mercantile.

When Ted and Charrol purchased the store in 1977, it was called Riverside Grocery and Cafe Inc.

“After mom and dad had removed the cafe in the early 80’s, they left the corporate name the same and changed the business name back to Washougal River Mercantile,” Chris recalled.

The Washougal River Mercantile, 4232 Canyon Creek Road, Washougal, is open Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information, call 837-3470.

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