Edward Jones office relocating to Tryon, bookcases donated to local school

Published 11:58 am Tuesday, February 14, 2023

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TRYON – The Edward Jones office currently in the Columbus Commons is in the process of relocating to downtown Tryon. Its new office will be at 431 North Trade St., the former site of Goodheart Books.  

Edward Jones, a full-service financial advisory firm, is currently located at 155 West Mills Street, Suite 104, and has been serving the local community for fifteen years. Jay Geddings, a financial advisor for Edward Jones, and his team will have offices in the new location. The interior construction is being handled by Don Mintz Builders. 

“Our new location will enable us to offer a convenient, professional location to continue to serve our clients,” says Geddings

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Goodheart Books closed when owner Harry Goodheart passed away last year. Goodheart, a well-known and respected staple in Tryon, supported Polk County through his bookstore for many years. He left the bookstore and all of its contents to Lanier Library. The library thoughtfully and thoroughly handled the items in the store, until only the building and a few of the shop’s bookcases were left. 

After purchasing the building, Geddings donated the remaining bookcases to the teachers of Polk County Middle School. 

“Teachers now have these sturdy, beautiful bookcases to store their materials and help organize their classrooms, facilitating teaching and learning,” said Amy Ballentine. “Geddings now has a long-standing landmark to house his office, perfectly positioning him to help the community.”

There are currently no plans for any other business to move into the Edward Jones office in Columbus Commons.


Edward Jones is relocating its Columbus office to the former site of Goodheart Books in Tryon. (Photo by Grant Langston / Tryon Daily Bulletin)