Westchester's 100-Year-Old Businesses: Kelloggs and Lawrence, Katonah
A recent renovation doubled the company’s retail space and added extra departments, but the commitment to customer service hasn’t changed since 1887.
It was June 1, 1887 when Henry Kellogg first opened the doors of Kelloggs in “Old Katonah.” In 1895, it moved to a new building when the entire village of Katonah was moved to make way for a New York City reservoir.
In the early days, Kelloggs provided plumbing, electrical, and tinsmithing services. The store also sold gas and oil lamps, appliances, and, with the advent of automobiles, even installed a gas pump out front. Henry Kellogg served as Katonah’s postmaster in the early days, and the post office occupied a third of the main floor when the current building went up in 1895.
My wife, Diana Tyler, took over Kelloggs & Lawrence with me in 1996. Henry Kellogg’s great-grandson Jeff Kellogg is also our partner, and he’s an invaluable one.
From 2005 through 2007, we went through a renovation that doubled the retail space, and several departments have been added. Naturally, there is now a kelloggsandlawrence.com.
We’re proud that we’ve been able to continue customer service served up in a fun and festive atmosphere.
—Bart Tyler, Proprietor, Kelloggs & Lawrence