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Oh my gosh the memories! I lived at the Carousel Apartments and my mom would give us money to walk over and see a movie- I was only 5 or 6 and my brother was 7 or 8! I remember sometimes our mom would get us warm Shipley's Donuts. I still have toys from Playhouse toys (I am 52) and I remember all the stores you are all mentioning. I remember there was a gap jeans ("Fall into the gap!") there too. I think there was Florsheim shoes? Or some fancy (to me) shoe store. I remember the sound inside that mall. Once our mom gave us money to go to one of the little temporary fairs they had in the Gulfgate parking lot and some kids pickpocketed my brother and took all of the tickets he had just bought. We were pretty poor, so we were so upset because it was a sacrifice for our mom to pay for that.

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On 9/27/2019 at 12:55 AM, John Terrazas said:

I was born in 1975 and lived off linden street and fondly remember gulfgate as a kid. Does anyone know where we can see photos of the area from that time ? I would love to see them. I remember a big two story church with a tall steeple near that area as well.

My cousin Heath Sotomayor also lived on Linden St- would be your age, maybe a year younger. 

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On 9/28/2019 at 1:22 PM, ggmsmolly said:

I worked at Gulfgate in the mid to late 60s at Joske's as secretary to the store manager. I would hear the store managers talk about the club when they would meet at our store for mall meetings. I never went there but according to them, it was a great hangout.

I taught guitar at H & H music @1975-76. Took over the job from Joe Maines. Grew up in Garden Villas on Dillon. I remember Gulfgate and Mize Bakery well. Dad used to love going to the Piccadilly. He shopped at Norman’s I believe. Great memories.

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