Lil' Blue History

The building at 126 North Main Street in Historic Mansfield, Texas, has been owned by the Smith family since it was built in 1895.  It opened as a saloon, became a general store and pharmacy with doctor's services in the back, and then became Dr. Robert Smith's optometry office in the mid 1970's.  Dr. Smith and his wife, Ann, still practice at this location.
1946 - The Smith Building was a General Store and Pharmacy

In October 2014, Ann attended a Texas Downtown Association meeting.  The keynote speaker addressed a current dilemma facing small historic areas as they move toward restoration and renewed life: many spaces are occupied by businesses that do not encourage pedestrian interest or retail/residential growth - such as accountants, doctors, insurance companies and owners who simply use their real estate for storage. One solution posited was to 'space share' window front areas with artists, bakers, gift shop owners, or other 'eye catching' operations that will enhance downtown ambiance and draw shoppers to the area. Ann was convinced.

We began remodeling Dr. Smith's window front waiting room November 19, 2014, and officially opened for business January 23, 2015.  During the restoration, the walls and ceilings were taken back to their original architectural glory, a partition wall was built within four feet of the ceiling, and a new floor was installed.  Using salvaged furniture - painted various shades of blue of course - we created our merchandising spaces, and filled the shop with our art.  Before this wonderful adventure, people had to know where to find our studio and garden (link to our master website - Guard'n Planet - here) to see our creations... And thus the 'Lil' Blue Goat' was born!

Space sharing is a win-win for everyone: the hosting business receives more walk-in traffic, the tenant has an inexpensive space to launch a retail venture, and the historic district gains more interesting shopping opportunities for residents and visitors to explore!

1 comment:

  1. Si vous avez probablement déjà utilisé une pharmacie traditionnelle pour obtenir vos ordonnances, les pharmacies en ligne peuvent être un moyen pratique et efficace d'obtenir les médicaments dont vous avez besoin. Les pharmacies en ligne vous permettent de faire remplir des médicaments sur ordonnance par une pharmacie que vous visitez en ligne ou sur une application plutôt qu'en personne.

    Quel que soit le type de pharmacie que vous utilisez, locale ou en ligne, les médicaments qui ne sont pas en vente libre doivent être prescrits par un professionnel de la santé autorisé (c'est-à-dire un médecin, une infirmière praticienne ou un assistant médical). Un pharmacien ne peut pas commander ces types de médicaments pour vous.

    Maintenant que les dossiers médicaux électroniques sont monnaie courante, la plupart des ordonnances sont transmises aux pharmacies par voie numérique. Bien que l'on puisse encore vous remettre une ordonnance manuscrite à l'occasion, la prescription électronique, comme on l'appelle, est préférable car elle permet de réduire les erreurs de transcription et de dosage. Pour obtenir une ordonnance, il se peut que vous deviez vous rendre dans un bureau ou à un centre de télésanté. Votre prestataire enverra ensuite votre ordonnance par voie électronique à la pharmacie de votre choix.