Bill Windsor opened a store in Winter Park, Florida named The Wear-House

When Bill Windsor and Barbara moved to Florida from Rolling Meadows, Illinois, Bill opened a store in Winter Park, Florida named The Wear-House.  Business #7.

The Wear-House was an expanded version of the retail store he opened as a college student at Texas Tech.  Bill and Barbara sold a full line of fraternity and sorority merchandise, but they also had a heat transfer machine and sold imprinted T-shirts, customized while the customer was there.

We didn’t have much money, so our decor consisted of free pickle barrels and orange crates obtained from local restaurants and fruit stands.  The wall decor was for sale.  We didn’t have a good location, just off busy Park Avenue.  We survived because I was selling to fraternities and sororities all over Central Florida.

 

 

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