Tandy Leather to open 2 new retail stores next week


Tandy Leather Factory Inc announced that it is opening Tandy Leather retail stores in Ventura, CA and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. These are the fourth and fifth stores of twelve planned store openings for 2007 and bring the number of Tandy Leather retail stores to 67.The Ventura store is located at 1924 East Main Street. The Halifax store is located at 75 Akerley Blvd, Unit M in Dartmouth.

Both stores will be open next week for business.

"The Ventura store is our seventh Tandy Leather store in California and considering the population in the L.A. basin, this new store should have no problems developing its own customer base. Edie Hanson, a manager trainee in our Fountain Valley (Orange County) store for 2 1/2 years, has been promoted to manager of the Ventura store," Chief Executive Officer and President, Ron Morgan, commented.

"We believe there is a good market in far eastern Canada and our new Halifax store establishes a closer local presence. Brian Fehr will be managing the Halifax store. He's been training in our Edmonton store for a year," Morgan added.

Tandy Leather Factory Inc, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is a specialty retailer and wholesale distributor of a broad product line including leather, leatherworking tools, buckles and adornments for belts, leather dyes and finishes, saddle and tack hardware, and do-it-yourself kits.

The Company distributes its products through its 29 Leather Factory stores, located in 19 states, 65 Tandy Leather
retail stores, located in 31 states, and Mid-Continent Leather Sales, one store located in Oklahoma. Its common stock trades on the American Stock Exchange with the symbol "TLF."
Tandy Leather Factory Inc