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10.29.2007

Shameless Plug


My mom is closing her store over in Bridgeport after being in business for about 20 years. As much as she has to put up with me, the least I could do is reproduce the ad that will run in the Bridgeport Index this week. (She doesn't know I'm doing this - yet.)

And the closing is kind of bittersweet. That retail space was previously occupied by Green's Dry Goods which was owned by my dad and, before him, his father. I remember selling shoes, jeans, and underwear in there as a teenager.

(And if you think I'll allow one negative comment, you're crazy!)

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bitter sweet for sure. I remember waiting for payday so that I could go to Greens and get the new Bobbie Brooks item. It was the good old days :)

Anonymous said...

Barry, I remember the dry goods store and just wish it were still there. Quality products, owned and operated by a quality family.

The Green family has modeled for us such traits as faithfulness, hard work, honesty and trust in God.

I hope Nadine enjoys a peaceful and healthy retirement.

Thanks for letting us know.

Anonymous said...

I will never forget "the Chief" sitting behind the see through mirror and watching the shoppers come and go. But the best and lasting memories are the pearls of wisdom shared by one Bill Lenord. Too bad we don't have such "characters" to contribute to todays young people's educations.

Anonymous said...

is business just good in downtown or is she tired of doing it?

Anonymous said...

Amen anon 6:37 AM......

Good Luck Mrs. Green!

Anonymous said...

You should take over in the family business Barron.

House of R & R said...

I forgot that your family owned Green's Dry Goods. Such memories. I hope your mom enjoys her retirement as well.

Anonymous said...

I can still see you sitting just inside to the left on the counter. My, my how time flies.

Anonymous said...

Best of days to your mom ahead of her! She deserves them!

Annie Jokely said...

I think we should have a big retirment party for Nadine - with beer and male strippers. haaahaaa, no no, just kidding. I can't believe she is really closing, but I hope she enjoys every minute of her retirement. Also, I remember some of the nicest ladies in the history of ever worked at Green's back in the day. And Nadine can wrap a present better than anyone in the world. Love her!

Anonymous said...

barron, your family has contributed so much to the community it could not be measured. God Bless all the Greens .

Anonymous said...

"Ouch" Bridgeport won't be the same without a Green on the main street. Nadine may be one of my all time favorite people. I think of all the great people who had businesses downtown and I miss them so much. The Harwoods, the Germans, the Kings, the Meeks. All good, all remembered by me.

Anonymous said...

barron, if anyone does write something derogatory, just let me knwo and i'll whip their ass.

Anonymous said...

Is there going to be anything left in Bport?? It seems like everyone is closing shop-Maybe it has to do with all the new STOP signs theres one on every corner or was that the citys way of helping out their businesses. They have to STOP and look now!!

rpm said...

I still remember getting my first pair of school shoes at Green's. Black Track Kings with white stripes...

Man I'm getting old!

Anonymous said...

Maybe we should commemorate each stop sign to a significant family from town.

Like...

Green stop sign

Boaz stop sign

Harwood...nevermind...he's got the park

Double Fake Mr. Stevens St.