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'Gunnel Is Five Points'; At 77, Edge City Owner Has No Plans To Stop

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Jacksonville Daily Record
Gunnel Humphreys stocks her store with designer items and buys just three of each.

For more than 50 years, the Edge City retail store has been a landmark in the Five Points shopping and entertainment district at 1017 Park St. between Riverside and Brooklyn.

A lot has changed in that time, but an icon remains after 45 years: Gunnel Humphreys, owner of Edge City.

The Swedish-born Humphreys and her business and life partner, the late Tom McCleery, bought the store from the original owners in 1975 for $3,000 – his severance pay from the office job that disenchanted him at Bethlehem Steel Corp.

“It was nothing we ever talked about. I think Tom didn’t have another idea and the opportunity fell in our lap,” Humphreys said.

Read the rest of this story from WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record.