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By Teresa Simpson
Whitman County Gazette 

Garfield native buys local meat shop

Handshake deal keeps local shop in local ownership


Teresa Simpson | The Gazette

Tom Tevlin, left, and Robby Riedinger shake hands solidifying their deal on the transfer of ownership of Garfield Meats, 102 N. Third St., Garfield.

GARFIELD - After more than 25 years, owner Tom Tevlin has sold Garfield Meats.

The new owner is 40-year-old Garfield native Robby Riedinger.

Tevlin, 60, originally from the Tri-Cities, bought the meat shop at 102 N. Third St. in October 1996.

The shop has been processing meat for Whitman County and the surrounding region since 1955. The shop is open Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

"I had worked at Dissmore's for two years, and my friend kept bothering me to buy the meat shop in Garfield," said Tevlin, "I did in 1996, and then we slowly grew."

Tevlin said he has know Riedinger sinc...

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