nearly 40 years, Barron's has been a staple of Longview, Texas'
retail community. From it's start as a bookstore in 1972, the
then 1,500 square foot store has grown to over ten times that
size today to also include a women's boutique, body & bath,
home décor, and much more. In addition to this "specialty
department store", Jim and Julia Barron also opened Café
Barron's in 1995 offering gourmet fare in a polished casual
setting. This unique blend has captured the attention of The
Wall Street Journal, Southern Living, and Texas Monthly to name
In 2005 Jim and Julia were joined by their son Brandon, a
1998 graduate of Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business.