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Hap Tallman Stockman's Supply closes doors

Posted at 8:38 PM, Nov 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-24 22:38:24-05

BOISE, ID — An iconic Boise store has closed it's doors.

Hap Tallman Stockman's Supply provided unique western wear and products to the Treasure Valley. It offered custom chaps, boots, gifts, and more. It started as a feed and vaccine store for horses and cattle.

An auction took place over the weekend to sell the remaining items. Carol Tallman, the manager of the store, says the feeling is bittersweet, but she's looking forward to retirement.

"I started here when I was 19. Hap put me to work in the leather shop, and I've been building stuff ever since," said Tallman.

Tallman says the best part was all the memories made there.

"The coolest thing has been meeting all kinds of people and hearing their stories. I've had a lot of really loyal customers over the years, and I've gotten to know them by name, and it's just been awesome. It's just been awesome. I'm going to miss the interaction with people."

The store has been open since 1962.