Happy Anniversary Penguin Place

Beware the Ides Of March?  Not when it comes to penguins, as it was 26 years ago today that Next Stop…South Pole ( the 1985 version of Penguin Place) first opened our pushcart doors to the penguin loving public.  Unfortunately, no known pictures of that historic day exists.  Since the odds of any business lasting more than a couple of years are about 1 in 10, we figure the odds of an all penguin store lasting 26 years to be significantly higher.  But, then again the “odds makers” never really understood the public’s palpable passion for penguins.  Anyway, what a long strange waddle it’s been.

Eric in front of his NSSP kiosk in October 1985


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