Apparently, Flint has always been about The Economy. Didn't the Economy Shoe Store once have a logo something like that on a sign above the entrance? I thought that was where the picture was from when I saw it. Anyway, there were some good people I met over the years from the downtown shoe stores-Lauren Elliot, Booth Hollister, and Garo Kotchounian.
I sold shoes there in 1964 and 1965 while I went to Flint Junior College. I wonder if Booth Hollister is still alive. Last time I saw him he had a shoe store in Grand Blanc. RGG
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.