The Rocking Horse Toy Store in downtown Owen Sound reached a huge achievement recently. It was announced that the local landmark was the longest running independent toy store in the country.
The rocking horse has been running for over 30 years with a sister store in Kingston but the owners say that the Owen Sound location has been the hallmark of their business experience.
"We've had tremendous support from the community," co-owner Deb Haswell says during an interview, "Tourism in this area also plays a big part of what we do."
She says that the toy store continues to thrive through community support and that they are comfortable where they are at in their business.
Haswell also believes that the long life of the store contributes to its recent success, She says "parents who came in 20 years ago are now coming in with their families and sharing those memories."
They say that the store isn't going anywhere any time soon.