In the late 1960s, my father, while partners at B. Barer And Sons, opened his own business, The Fabric Outlet. It was located on Main near 4th in Walla Walla and eventually expanded to 4th and Main. My mother loved to sew, so she would be able to work at the store and did most of the buying. My Dad's uncle and partner at B. Barer, David Barer, was also a partner, but as far as I know, didn't participate in the store's operation.
The picture above is from a newspaper advertisement for the store, featuring my brother, Steve. The price of 3.88 per yard seems a little pricey to me for the period.
The store did well for a few years, but new buyers habits and my mom's illness forced it to close a few years later.