Gong's Market

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Do you remember the Country Boys Market with its wooden floors? Walter Smiths was the place to go for clothes on the Fulton Mall. Penny Candy had great blacklight posters and don't forget Whitie's Pet Store on Blackstone. What vintage retail do you remember growing up in Fresno?
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Re: Gong's Market

Post by LesPaulPlayer » Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:46 am

This is Paul Gong. Thank you for all the kind words towards my family.

Frank and Betty are my parents and are still in Fresno. Tom and Eva Gong, my uncle and aunt, are also here in Fresno. Keith Chun from the Fresno and Ashlan store passed earlier this year but his wife, May is in Fresno. All of my cousins and siblings that worked at these stores are well, and while some are still in Fresno, some have left our city. Gong Young Inc. is alive and well and my dad is still working and meeting new prospective tenants and First and Bullard and Bullard and West at 84 years old. Than!ks for the photos too. They bring back good memories! Let me know if you have any questions about the stores or if you have messages for some of my family members and I can try to pass them on.

Paul

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Re: Gong's Market

Post by cjnuxoll » Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:23 am

I don't know how exactly I stumbled upon this thread, but my family regularly shopped at the one on First and Bullard growing up in the '80s. For a few years in the early '90s, I dated the daughter of one of the owners. That's pretty cool that someone kept a thread alive in this place's memory. My family moved to Fresno around '77 or '78 and I moved away in '98. Is the one at Fresno and Ashlan still around?

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