Retail Tales – Kodak Create-A-Print and Unintended Consequences


To say the Create-A-Print (CAP) was important to us is an understatement. Our photo lab was going strong. Lots of happy customers and plenty of business. These were the late 80's and early 90's and film photography was very, very good. One particular day my favorite Kodak rep of all time, Roger Reed, Came to …

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Retail Tales – John Denver


Jenny and I are celebrating an anniversary. We are at the Tower Restaurant in Snowmass Village, CO. The bar in the Tower is a happening place in the late 80s. There is a magician slash bartender who puts on a great show and the bar is busy. We have a nice dinner and then go …

Retail Tales – Jerry Grote plays Tennis


It is the mid 80’s. Geno had a lot of friends from his early baseball playing days. One of them was Jerry Grote. This particular summer he stayed in the Gunnison area and helped out at the store a bit. When you look up ‘competitive’ in the dictionary it shows a picture of Jerry. So …