State Street has so many great memories . . . "Snowball,” Rennebohm's, the theatres, Ella's Deli, Manchester's campus store, Victor music, the K.K., the Pub, the shoe store "Compared to What?", the "ETC Shop", all the street musicians that used to hang out and play percussion, the Brat Haus, Tellus Mater, the corner grocery stores / liquor shops, Pic-a-Book, University Book Store, Brown's Book Shop, Goodman's Jeweler's, "The Tree and the Poodle" ( i think that's what it was called!) ......... there were so many incredible places that flood my mind with heartwarming memories..... but who could forget the famous ''Renne's'',,,,,, the soda fountain -- loved sitting at the counter on those stools -- and they had the best chili !!
There were also many talented people who are now-famous in the entertainment industry, that used to be around campus & State St.
The library mall.
That was a vivid experience. What a blast, daily! My brother, Jay, owned a candle factory on E. Wilson St., next to Berman Buckskin -- now where Rubin's is – and I used to peddle candles on the ledge to the side of the library, on the State St. side. A friend even made a special peddler's cart for me to set up shop. We made novelty candles, ahead of their time, actually and they were beautiful -- and popular, too! In the factory, we manufactured a variety of candles and sold them to stores throughout the U.S., in the major department stores and in independent boutiques, and the extras were sold at the location and at the mall. If i remember correctly, Chuck Beckwith sold leather goods in the mall nearby.