Mordecai’s first opened in the Garden Shopping Center in Gardendale before moving to the Northgate Shopping Center near the current Hobby Lobby store. The store moved to its current location at 809 Main Street in 1995.
All eight of the store’s employees will remain on board. Many of them have worked at Mordecai’s for more than 20 years, Logan said.
Although he has much to learn about the business end of things, he is familiar with sporting goods from the other perspective.
“When I played ball at the park, I got my sporting goods from Mordecai’s,” he said.