ELEPHANT BOYS BOATING STORE
A longtime co-owner of White Elephant Surplus Stores left the well-known family toy and sporting-goods retail business to launch a new store that
will sell boats and boating accessories.
Ed Conley, who managed White Elephant’s store in Spokane Valley and owned the two-store chain with
two brothers, has left that business to open the new marine store, called Elephant Boys. The new venture is located at 14811 E. Sprague,
“We have the only TRUE discount Boating Store, largest inside show room and
full-service marina,” says Ed Conley.
Elephant Boys sells Lowe, KingFisher and River Hawk boat brands. The new venture also carries all your boating needs plus Old Town Canoes, Ocean Kayaks, and sells and services Evinrude, Tohatsu, Nissan and Mercury outboard motors.
Ed Conley’s son, Marc Conley says the business has a boat service and maintenance department with a certified boat-motor mechanic on staff.
“We have anything you would find in a marina-style business—boats, motors, trailers, and accessories,” he adds.
Elephant Boys doesn't carry fishing tackle, but does sell some fishing-related items, including downriggers and depth finders, says Marc Conley.
“We want to complement White Elephant, but that’s not our bag anymore,” he says. “My dad’s passion is for the boating industry.”
He says many of the employees at Elephant Boys are family members.
“It’s still a family business,” he says. “We’re just our own branch of the family tree."
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