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Picturing The Past Ayers Store – A Downtown Brevard Treasure


Last updated 11/24/2021 at 1:04pm

Ikey and Ednamae Ayers' store as it appeared in the 1960s.

Ayers Store was a treasured locale on Main Street for 52 years. Opened by J.I. "Ikey" Ayers and wife, Ednamae, in 1936, it started in a space half the size and then later expanded into the space next door, formerly occupied by Edna's brother's business (C.B. Superette).

Located at 53 W. Main St. in downtown Brevard, Ayers Store maintained its old-fashioned appearance for decades, despite keeping its inventory up-to-date.

They carried everything from clothing to instruments to batteries.

Ikey Ayers was born in Stewart, Virginia, on Jan. 10, 1910. Raised in Pine Hall, N.C., he joined the...

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