What a Long Strange Trip It's Been
Joe Utterback bought Penny Lane with a business partner in 1971. The previous owners were Danny and Mary Francis Perganson, who launched the business in 1968.
The store had several locations, but stayed put for a while at 1004 W. Ash St.
“We sold beanbag chairs and waterbeds. We had a room full of pinball machines and we paid the rent with the money we got from the pinball machines,” said Joe
Eventually we needed to expand so we moved from Ash Street to our current location, 2901 S. MacArthur Blvd., in 1983. Penny Lane continues to be a family affair, locally owned and operated....Awe Man That's Beautiful!!