The Candle Shop at Westbury Square. Employees and a customer are showing off the inside of the shop where the candles were handmade and quite beautiful. It is believed by several former employees that the man on the right is store manager Paul Campos.
Back when it opened, it was called Gulfgate Shopping City. And it was an open-air shopping center, a new concept in those days. Gulfgate opened on Sept. 20, 1956. By 1964, the shopping center had 70 stores, 5,500 parking spots and covered 802,770 square feet.
record stores... - one thing that makes me sad for people who are a lot younger is that they largely missed out on the record store. I used to hit all of them and comb for jems, and downloading from itunes isn't the same experience. The last great record store I know of that's still open does have a cat, though.