The story behind The Light Bulb Shop
Every time The Light Bulb Shop Manager Kelly McGary walks into a room, she said she notices the lights. Kelly runs the day-to-day operations of the Allandale shop her parents, Edwin and Traci McGary, have owned since she was 5 years old. The Light Bulb Shop sells everything from sewing machine bulbs to the fixtures that light The University of Texas tower. Edwin got into the light bulb business in the early 1980s as the owner of Lamar Wholesale Supply Inc. off North Burnet Road. As the demand for expert knowledge of lighting grew, so did the McGarys’ business, and they relocated several times, Kelly said.