New in-store: Blackrock Leather 'N Rich

New in-store: Blackrock Leather 'N Rich
We just started carrying Blackrock Leather's Leather 'N Rich Leather conditioner after meeting the current owner, Thomas Angelo, last september at an event.  Traditionally, we've always stuck to oil to condition our goods, so we were amazed by the results of Blackrock's Leather 'N Rich. 
Blackrock has a unique formulation that is colorless to enhance all leather tones, is easy to use, and economical. The genuine carnauba wax wipes easily to a shine. It cleans, nourishes, and beautifies all finished leather, and colors to a rich mellow glow. We love this conditioner, and recommend using it on any of our leather goods. Just see what they did to my personal Red Wing boots:
Blackrock's Leather 'N Rich is available online here and in our retail store.
Check out their his story in his words below:
"In 1976, my grandfather and a few friends decided to band their talents together and open a small shoe repair store adding a few boots to sell. They named it Christian Brothers Western Store. Their first store was a small shop on Derby Street in Pekin, Illinois. Along the way, they added western wear and leather goods and grew from their humble beginnings to have six retail locations throughout Illinois.  
Christian Brothers Western Store
At the same time, my grandfather created a leather care product naming it Blackrock Leather N Rich. He started selling it in Christian Brothers with every pair of boots they sold. The demand for Blackrock grew and soon it was being sold all over the United States as a proven alternative to soaps, oils, water repellents, and other conditioners. 
Christian Brothers Western Store
Along with the help from my family, I'm lucky to be carrying on what was started by my grandfather. I have vivid childhood memories of filling jars and shipping orders in the back of his western store.  
Not much has changed because we proudly make Blackrock the same way my grandfather did, using the same formula. Blackrock is made in small batches right here in the U.S.A. to ensure it is of the highest quality standards. Blackrock is not mass produced in a factory somewhere. When we make Blackrock there is no cutting corners. "
-Thomas Angelo, Blackrock Leather
Blackrock Leather Family Owned
 Blackrock Leather Care
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  • Hello I’m the daughter of 2 former employees of the original Pekin, Illinois Derby St Location hired by Jake & Dixie Gray themselves and they both helped open the Peoria, Illinois location my Stepfather was Steve Moore and my mother was Pamela Moore. The reason for this email is to ask if you all might have photos of them in your old photos of either of the stores they worked at? I had a fire and lost everything including all my photos so I am trying all avenues I can think of to locate any photos there might possibly be. If so I would be so grateful in receiving copies of them.

    Wendy Kelley-Ingram

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