“I came up here and stuck it out, through the prostitution and the drugs, everything else that came along with the situation,” McCollum says of doing business on Hilltop during the late 1980s and early ’90s.
“And we’ve been up here ever since, surviving. … (Hilltop is) coming back great. And I wish I was younger to see the full growth.”
A few years ago, McCollum returned to the corner location where he first opened 60 years ago. These days, the city owns the land, and someday Tacoma Housing Authority hopes to develop it
For now, McCollum — who’s still in the store six days a week — says he plans to keep going, “As long as the Lord wants me.”
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