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'Not ready to be done yet'
Don Martin, owner of Martin's Sporting Goods, leans on the ledge supporting an array of firearms for sale as he talks with a customer Tuesday inside his shop on Monroe's downtown Square. Taking over the business after his father, Martin has owned the store for 58 years and remained a staple on the Square. (Times photo: Anthony Wahl)
MONROE - Whether you want to talk shop, buy guns, buy licenses or gawk at the antique Winchester rifles, Don Martin's shop on the Square in downtown Monroe has all that musty charm of an old sports shop. Martin, the owner of Martin's Sporting Goods, certainly doesn't appear to be worn down by his 58 years of owning the business. He will still talk at length to anyone who wants to share hunting or fishing stories, and has an almost encyclopedic knowledge of firearms.