Garfield native buys local meat shop
Handshake deal keeps local shop in local ownership
June 30, 2022
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...