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January 21, 2017

Strand offers more for the manly shopper

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  • sverige1 posted at 12:36 pm on Thu, Apr 10, 2014.

    sverige1 Posts: 4054

    Are these "news stores" that sell magazines, newspapers? Or new stores that offer knives, cutlery and hunting supplies, etc?

  • lauraelder posted at 2:06 pm on Thu, Apr 10, 2014.

    lauraelder Posts: 161 Staff

    Thanks for catching that. I wish you were reading it before it went to press.

  • Jake Buckner posted at 2:21 pm on Thu, Apr 10, 2014.

    Jake Buckner Posts: 2240

    Hahahaha! Lars caught Laura in a rare proofing booboo!

    Since it's clear to all, Lars, what the stores actually are, I say this is GREAT news!

    For a seacoast town, Galveston has remarkably few outdoors and athletics stores, and any new ones are hugely welcome!

    I'm sure the paucity of such stores is due to Galveston's unusual demographics for a resort city -- we're basically a smallish commuter town whose residents are poor. You won't find many Van Staal reels or Colnago bicycles for sale in Galveston. Academy does a fine job (though not as fine as the Webster store), but we can always use some new ones.

    Now if only parking on the Strand could be made as easy for residents as it is on Seawall...

  • gecroix posted at 3:07 pm on Thu, Apr 10, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 6723

    'Manly' stores?
    Cutlery and jerky?
    Where are all the 'feminists' howling about that description...[beam][beam]
    I don't know about anyone else's, but my wife handles sharp objects, and likes jerkey...
    I can attest with a high degree of confidence after over 40 years that all the pertinent parts that make the distinction between male and female are, in fact, there... [beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam]

  • sverige1 posted at 3:43 pm on Thu, Apr 10, 2014.

    sverige1 Posts: 4054

    Too bad. I was hoping that Barbara Walters, after her retirement, would come to Galveston and open up a news store.

    Even so, if anyone needs a proofreader, I'm available. Salary negotiable. [cool]

    And, it IS manly to have a knife collection, but not lady-like for a female to be chomping on beef jerky.