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Alligator in the back of a novelty store - QMart

Quakertown Farmers Market, aka QMart, is one of those old-time farmers markets/ bazaars/ flea markets that are so interesting. My 77-yr-old mom used to go to it when she was a kid (before a fire and a rebuild). The Just Stuff novelty store has an alligator habitat in the back of it, where Wally Gator, who is about 7-8 feet long, lives. Kids love him. [See Comments, below, on Wally's departure from this location.]

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Location: Just Stuff at Quakertown Farmers Market , 201 Station Road , - Store 260, Quakertown, Pennsylvania, 18951, United States
Listing Category: Animals, Childrens Interest, Oddities, Retail Stores, Malls, Weird, Zoos
Created Date: 06-24-2018

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Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : There is a good cover story in the Courier News Weekly for 6/12/13 on the history of the Quakertown Farmers Market. Something I found interesting was The building was 1200 feet long when fire struck again in 1960, but it was rebuilt with a sprinkler system, and air conditioned with equipment from the old Willow Grove Amusement Park. That is a nice reuse.
Date : 2013-07-12

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : I learned today that Wally the Alligator will be moving soon to the Just Stuff and Such booth at the Merchants Square Mall in Allentown, PA, because he is getting too big for the space here.
Date : 2014-04-18

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : Ive learned that Wally the Alligator will not be moving away from QMart after all.
Date : 2014-11-29

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : There have been many views on Cyber Plaque recently where the search request was Wally the Alligator. I Googled and see that there is a movement to free him from his small space at Q Mart. He is apparently a few feet longer than he was when this post originated.
Date : 2015-06-03

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : //www.thepetitionsite.com/184/161/633/demand-rescue-and-release-of-adult-alligator-living-in-its-own-coffin/. I have not been there lately. Ill check when I can.
Date : 2015-07-06

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : //www.care2.com/causes/success-wally-the-alligator-has-been-freed.html. Ill try to check for myself sometime soon.
Date : 2015-09-02

Name : Lets Be Honest
Email : jchiz346@gmail.com
Comments : Wally was moved to a sanctuary back at the end of June. Its nice that people like to make themselves feel better by patting themselves on the back for accomplishing this. But I know several shop owners at QMART and they told me that Management had already been working with the store owner and had agreed that Wally had to be moved already. Either way whats important is that Wally is somewhere now that he can enjoy the rest of his life.
Date : 2015-09-07

Name : Lets Be Honest
Email : jchiz346@gmail.com
Comments : The store is still there by the way. The area where Wally was is covered but when I was there 2 weeks ago there was a sign that said Under Construction New Space Coming Soon.
Date : 2015-09-07

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : I was in the store yesterday and yes, Wally is gone. There is a large, plush alligator, over the spot where Wally once lived.
Date : 2015-10-11