Bar G opened as “The Tack Shop” 205 S. Main selling tack, saddles and doing boot and shoe repair by owners Buz and Fern Goodson. In 1978 they moved to 203 S. Main and opened as Bar G Western & Casual Wear. In 1995 they purchased the present location of 115 W. 2nd Street and it was the best move for their store. Due to an electrical fire in 1996 the business closed for three months to remodel and restock the floor. They are a true “Mom & Pop” operation, with two of their sons and family helping for special events and Christmas. Granddaughters also help when school is out.
They offer western and casual wear for the entire family. From the top of your head to the soles of your feet, they can outfit you! They are constantly updating inventory with current styles.
Bar G received the coveted “Resistol Windy Ryon Retailer of the Year” awarded in January 2017, an achievement that is no small task. This award is a national recognition and Buz and Fern are humbled and grateful for the recognition.
When you stop by for all your clothing and tack need, don’t forget to drop in the Bargain Basement!
Chuck Abbott started Big League Sports in 1986 in the Sands Shopping Center. In the summer of 1991 Chuck moved his business on the square in downtown Portales.
Custom sport apparel business. They offer customers the ability to create many custom apparel options, in store and on the spot!
Big League provides many of the printed shirts you see in the are for schools, sports teams and local businesses.
Fashion Girl/Merle Norman has been a staple retail business in downtown Portales since the 1950’s. Current owner Nancy Tivis bought this business in 1985 and decided to keep it’s location on the square.
They offer Fashion by Picadilly, Lior, Alishad, Free Makeovers from their full line of Merle Norman cosmetics.
Owner Julie Rooney opened The Happy Place in 2016 at 119 S. Main Ave. This candy/bakery/yarn shop offers classes in knit and crochet, “Friday Knit Nights”.
This business is also home of Sweet Cakes Bakery, owner Mary Newell, and is the only free standing bakery in Portales. This is also the only candy and yarn store as well!
The Happy Place offers free wifi, classes, old fashioned candy counter, custom orders are accepted and classes are offered.