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The former Mister Wimp's Coin and Jewelry store in an old brick storefront on Wells Street in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The signs on the building advertise jewelry, gold, rare coins, and investments.


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Mister Wimp's Coins

This is the former Mr. Wimp's coin shop on Wells Street. The store was in this building for several decades, and moved to a newer location on West State Boulevard a few years ago.

Since I was very young, I have always thought that the owner of this place had to have the most unfortunate family name that one could have. Can you imagine the teasing he must have endured as a child?

When I was getting ready to put this photograph on my website, I did some research and found the Mister Wimp's website. It says the founder's name was actually Norman Rau. Wimpy was his nickname, which is probably worse, but he used it to create a business that has endured since 1962!





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