So many Michiganders (and others) have had wonderful experiences at that store.
I had a ball walking up and down each aisle before settling on a white and mint green ornament with Bambi on it. Man, that thing was my pride and joy. And it still dons my tree to this day, bringing back memories of walking those aisles and see that huge store through the eyes of a child.
Wally Bronner, whose Christmas retail empire made Frankenmuth one of Michigan's most popular tourist destinations but who strove to keep the focus on the Nativity and Christian tradition, has died. He was 81.