I think that Frank's went wrong when they changed from "Frank's Nursery & Trim" to "Frank's Nursery & Crafts". I grew up a stones throw away from there, on Wisner St. I remember shopping for Christmas trees there in the 1960's. Thanks for the memory, Gordon.
I was born and raised in Flint and worked at this Frank's Nursery from 1972 to 1975. Started out part time and then became a Manager Trainee before enlisting in the Air Force. Worked with great people and truly made great memories.
Thanks for commenting. You might enjoy my book about Flint called "Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City," a Michigan Notable Book for 2014 and a finalist for the 33rd Annual Northern California Book Award for Creative NonFiction. Filmmaker Michael Moore described Teardown as "a brilliant chronicle of the Mad Maxization of a once-great American city." More information about Teardown is available at www.teardownbook.com.