When I was a young girl in St. Petersburg, Florida (MANY decades ago), there was a wonderful place called Webb City on the corner of Ninth Street and Second Avenue. If you are over 50, I’m sure you remember. It was torn down in 1979, but one of my vivid memories is the Mermaid Show. I have no idea how many city blocks it occupied, but it was a conglomerate (probably much like WalMart today) of many different stores.
My grandparents had a friend whom people called “I got ’em.” He would drive his truck or ride his bike and deliver food and ice and do yard work during the 1920’s and 1930’s. As he got older, he would sit outside of Webb City and ring his bell and say, “I got ’em! Fresh fish! Caught ’em alive!” What a fond memory. What a different way of life.