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Downtown Trivia

Posted on: July 21, 2021

Q: Can you name two of the oldest family businesses in Downtown Allen?

Photo of a sidewalk scape in Downtown Allen framed with trees

Not only do these businesses have charm - they're trademark pieces of Allen history!

Nestled in the heart of downtown Allen, Rodenbaugh’s has been a mainstay of the Allen business community for more than 55 years. Rodenbaugh’s opened in 1962 when the city population barely exceeded 500 people, and is considered the oldest operating business in town.

Gary and Ronald Rodenbaugh proudly own and manage the third generation family business operating today as Rodenbaugh’s Flooring America Kitchen Bed & Bath. 

The late Carolyn Kerr was a florist and owner of the Allen Flower Shop which still operates today as the second oldest business in Allen in the trademark yellow house on Main Street. The shop was purchased by her husband Jim for her birthday in 1972.

Pictured: Exterior photo of Rodenbaugh's Flooring America Kitchen Bed & Bath

Exterior photo of Rodenbaughs in Downtown Allen

Pictured: Exterior photo of Allen Flower Shop

Exterior photo of Allen Flower Shop in Downtown Allen