City of Emmett & Main Street Beverage

What about Emmett? A little Wikipedia info

Originally called "Emmettville," it was primarily a post office named after Emmett Cahalan, the son of Tom Cahalan, an early settler of the area. The post office was later moved but retained the name. A few years later the "ville" was dropped and the post office and town became simply Emmett. In 1883 James Wardwell had the town platted, and in 1900 the town was incorporated as Emmett. Later, in March 1902, the Idaho Northern railroad came to the valley.

After the closing of the mines in 1906, the power lines were extended to Emmett. A series of irrigation projects made it possible for more rapid expansion of the town as the major service center for a farming and fruit-growing valley. In the early 1900s fruit packers adopted the label of "Gem of Plenty" because of the fertility of the valley. During the mining era the valley was known as the "garden" for the mining regions.

What about Main Street Beverage

Located in the Historic Downtown of Emmett Idaho, Main Street Beverage is owned by Richard Walth and Mary Overstreet.  Rick owned a 7-Eleven Franchise for 12 years in Boise and wanted the opportunity to own and run an independent store. Main Street Beverage was established in 1989 and purchased in 1997. It has been responsible for providing outstanding tobacco and beverage products ever since. As a contract outlet for the Idaho State Liquor Division, they are Emmett’s Liquor Store.

Rick and Mary want to provide a pleasant shopping experience for their customers, while also providing a good working environment for their employees. “We aim to serve as Emmett’s only Liquor Store by providing an excellent selection and sell liquor products in a responsible manner,”

- Richard Walth


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