The First Dawahares Store — Letcher County, Kentucky

Dawahares was a (almost) Kentucky exclusive department store that operated stores across the state and one store in Tennessee and 2 in West Virginia.
The First Dawahares -- Neon, KYThe first of those stores, which grew to around 30 at its peak in the early 2000s was this store at Neon, Kentucky.  This store opened in 1922 and the owner and his family resided above the store.  This location on main street in Neon closed in 1987.
The First Dawahares -- Neon, KY
In 2006 Dawahares closed several locations, including the one in Harlan at Village Center Mall where Goody’s currently is.  In 2008 Dawahares announced they would liquidate and close the remaining 22 stores.


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