A Five & Dime Story
It begins when K.C. Berdine and his brother, Lafayette, relocated from Pennsylvania to Harrisville, West Virginia after a brief effort to establish a store in Weston, WV. Harrisville was then winding down from an oil and gas boom that had turned Harrisville into a bustling town almost overnight. K.C. and Layfayette opened the doors to Hunt & Berdine’s Five and Dime, locating their store on the corner of Court and Main Streets.
Come Meet the Family
Our family, the Six family, has been the owners of Berdine’s since purchasing it from Fred W. Berdine in 1983. When we acquired it, efforts to modernize and “compete” with newer and chain stores had lead to decline. We removed much of the modernization: out went fluorescent lights, flower power bright plastic contact paper hiding older, darker solid oak counters came off, the classic bins and price labels on the bins were dug out an put back in use.