Lanier Glass Co. closes after 53 years

Date: 11 October 2011
Atlanta Highway business started in a chicken house in 1958It may not be the oldest business in town, but after 53 years of operating, Lanier Glass Co. has closed its doors and goes down as one of Gainesville's most long-lived businesses.

Before opening the company, Doug Brannon was working with Gainesville Glass following a stint in the Army. But after a few years he decided to start his own business.

"We had no money, so we borrowed enough to get a truck and some things like metal and glass," said Evelyn Brannon, Doug Brannon's widow.

In its first few years of existence, Evelyn Brannon said Lanier Glass was slow to get going but eventually became successful.

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