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Final salute: Col. Bubbie’s to close at end of summer - The Galveston County Daily News: Biz Buzz / Buzz Blog

August 28, 2016

Final salute: Col. Bubbie’s to close at end of summer

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  • Jake Buckner posted at 10:40 am on Thu, May 29, 2014.

    Jake Buckner Posts: 2240

    End of an era. I lived in Fort Worth 1975-2011, but visited Galveston several times each year as a tourist. A trip to the Island wasn't complete without a stop at Col. Bubbies. For years I hunted in surplus camo purchased there. I haven't been to the store lately, but I'll be sure to take at least one more tour of the jam-packed, convoluted warehouse before it shuts down, marveling at how small European soldiers and sailors must be...

  • gecroix posted at 11:46 am on Thu, May 29, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 6005

    If they didn't have it, you probably didn't need it...

  • Justjay posted at 3:47 pm on Thu, May 29, 2014.

    Justjay Posts: 145

    An end of an era. I remember back in the 70's in my Coast Guard days, hustling down to bubbies to get that last minute uniform item before inspecton time. Good times.

  • Rockstrongo posted at 7:08 am on Fri, May 30, 2014.

    Rockstrongo Posts: 335

    Love the Reiswergs. Great people. Hate to see Col. Bubbie go. By far the coolest store in Galveston county, possibly all of Texas. Enjoy your time off, Suzy.

  • miceal o'laochdha posted at 9:30 am on Fri, May 30, 2014.

    miceal o'laochdha Posts: 661

    Sad news to see it go. So many of the great Army-Navy surplus stores across the country have disappeared in recent years. When the one on Sand Street in Brooklyn and worse, the "Union War Surplus" in San Pedro California closed, I missed the warning and so lost the opportunity to stock up on items unavailable in the rest of the world. Thank you to Suzie and GDN for giving us the advance warning. I will be there Saturday, with a wheelbarrow and a bag of cash, before the good stuff is all gone.

    I guess after Meyer's passing, this was inevitable but many thanks to Suzie for keeping it open this long.

  • Jarvo posted at 2:45 pm on Mon, Jun 2, 2014.

    Jarvo Posts: 628

    Col. Bubbies was a great place. See you on the other side.

  • MM posted at 12:27 am on Tue, Jun 3, 2014.

    MM Posts: 27

    Jake Buckner - why do you think the Europeans need Americans to fight all their wars for them?