The Maino Project: Ralph's Antiques Store
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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Nestled just east of downtown Green Bay, is a gold mine of history with more relics than a museum. Welcome to Ralph's Antiques, a little shop of rarities and artifacts. This business takes you back for a glimpse of the last 100 years or so. " My first phonograph I bought for 5 bucks," Ralph told us.
The shelves at Ralph's are stacked so deep, there's little room to move. It's easy to get lost and even easier to find lost treasures. If you're looking for something special, something unique, you'll find it. And it'll most likely cost you $77.50. That's the price tag on just about everything in Ralph's Antique Store. He calls it his magic number. "You gotta start some place. Everyone in here wants a deal. So, $77.50. If they pay $77.50, it's worth $77.50. 30."
But not to worry, he's willing to bargain and if you give him a chance you'll probably get a story or two... for free.
John Maino is always looking ideas for The Maino Project. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org