Downtown Merchant Spotlight
Owners: Rocky & Lynn Mondello
Celebrating 25 years in Downtown Silver City!
On Saturday, February 25th, Silver City’s own Morning Star celebrated its 25th Anniversary with sales, tours of the facility, hot dogs, raffled prizes and music. The family owned sports and outdoor recreation store began as a screen printing shop in a different location on Bullard, where a former business had gone into bankruptcy. Lynn and Rocky Mondello had been travelling back and forth from New York, where Rocky worked as a Union electrician, to Silver City where they owned land and hoped to settle. With help, they were able to purchase the equipment left from the old screen printing store on Bullard (Hullan’s), and start their own business. “We didn’t know what we’d gotten into,” says Lynn. There was high demand from the community, and she mentioned that it was it was overwhelming at first, and a lot of work. However, the business did well, established a solid customer base in the community, and began to deepen its roots. Over time, they developed their inventory, introducing sports and outdoor equipment and apparel, and embroidery, as well as trophy and plaque equipment. After twelve years, they moved to their current location, and continued to evolve into the store we know and love today.
The Silver City MainStreet Project would like to congratulate Rocky and Lynn and their family and staff for 25 years of business in downtown Silver City. Thank you for your time and efforts and all that you do for the community!
For more information about Morning Star visit the store at: 809 N. Bullard St. (575) 388-3191, or online at www.morningstarsports.com.