Revisit the “Store with no Name”

Revisit the “Store with no Name”

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

About 4 years ago I wrote a blog post about the Store with no Name and have been back a couple of times since. I bought the calendar men’s magazine poster from June 1967 and had it framed although it is still in California as well as two relatively small advertising posters. All of these will come back with me when I go for visit in later July. You can go to that post to see a lot of the stuff in the shop by clicking here.

I wanted to see Antonio again and show Laura the store. So we stopped by and chatted and Laura bought a very nice poster by Rene Gruau, an Italian illustrator in the world of fashion. It was clear that he is quite famous when Antonia brought out a book of his works.

Laura and her poster

Since there is no name on the shop you must know the address which is via San Vitale 54 and it is exactly where there is one of , I think, only 3 of the very old gates to the city that are still in existence.

Antonio and “the real boss”, his wife Loredana (I hope I have her name right).

If you go, say hello to Antonio and his wife Loredana for me.

2 Responses to “Revisit the “Store with no Name””

  1. Joy O'Neal Says:

    That looks like an amazing store, Joe. I love the poster that Laura is holding, and noticed the Name “Nantes” on it. Nantes is the name of the town in France that some of the Nance family was from.

    It is really great to read your posts and connect to your sense of being content and happy in your life. After two years of being in the Houston area, I am building a community, also. All my best to you!

  2. Joe Says:

    Thanks Joy. I always wondered if my surname had french origins because of that city in France. Good luck in your new location. Quite a change from Buda. Out of curiosity I looked up Buda and found that in the year 2000 it had about 2000 population and the latest estimate was over 15,000. When I visited you there I’ll bet it had maybe 1000. Quite a change there but an even bigger change in Houston. Of course my change was a pretty big one too and I’m really happy with the decision to move here. Come for a visit some time.


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