According to an announcement on Uncle Lee’s Facebook page yesterday, new owners are planning to reopen Uncle Lee’s store (820 N Main St, Greenville) in October.
Uncle Lee’s closed this past January after nearly 40 years in business.
The Facebook announcement said Bud’s Gun Shop will be the new owners. Buds Gun Shop has been selling guns for 40 years and presently has two store front locations and a very popular online store, Budsgunshop.com.
Here is an excerpt from Bud’s announcement:
“After visiting the Greenville area multiple times and spending countless hours talking to former staff and customers about the history of Uncle Lee’s, we knew we wanted to be part of bringing back something that meant so much to so many people.
With two Buds Gun Shop & Range stores in KY and TN, we could have easily just opened a third Buds store. We did talk about it, but it just didn’t feel right. After all, it’s not Buds Gun Shop, it’s Uncle Lee’s!
So we plan to bring back a lot of what you loved about Uncle Lee’s; same location with great people, great service, and a great selection of products. However, we also plan to add to a few new things that have helped Buds Gun Shop remain successful for over 40 years.
We understand Uncle Lee’s did a lot of things very well. Here at Buds, we do one thing extremely well….GUNS ! You can be sure the new gun selection and pricing at Uncle Lee’s will reflect the volume buying power of Buds. We look forward to bringing back a local favorite to Greenville, KY…and also introducing you to some new favorite deals from Budsgunshop.com!”
Owensboro Living will keep you posted on future announcements.