Feb 20, 2013 Fox 13 News made a terrible mistake.
They ran promos about an old Bay Area business 'calling it quits.' The story was about a Tampa Bay Army Navy Store and Fox 13 MISTAKENLY ran video of Andy Thornal Company! The story did not air until 11pm and most that saw the dozen promos never realized that the story was about the Tampa Bay Army Navy Store.
As a follow up, Fox 13 ran this feature on the 10pm and 6am news. We appreciate the positive exposure from Fox 13.
We have spoken to several dozen people, but won't hear from the several thousand that saw the promo. Please let folks know about this screw-up. To quote Mark Twain: The rumors of our death have been greatly exaggerated! 2013 has been a very good year thanks to our customers!
And business has continued to grow. We opened a store on Anna Maria Island, several months ago. It is called 'Libby's Island Jewelry," named for Andy Thornal's mother who opened the first store in the family in the 30's on Anna Maria Island. Click here to see the Libby's website.
Store Closings usually mean bargains. Well we are not closing, but there are always a lot of bargain in our sale room. Ironically, most of these items go to our online customers. But here is a quick link to all of our closeouts. Shop online, or come check out the sale room.
We hope to hear from you soon. And please, help us to squelch the rumors.
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