The Gaylin's Story

Gaylin's history traces back to 1945, when Harry and Sophie Gordon opened their first store, WalMar, in the East Bronx shortly after Harry returned from service in the Pacific, during World War II.

The business grew through the years and in 1960 Harry and his oldest son Walter took over Gaylin's on the Grand Concourse (modeled after the Champs Elysee) in the West Bronx.

In 1965 Harry and Walter open a new store in Rockland County, New York. It was a continuation of their dedication to serve the public for all their needs at the right prices. After Harry retired Walter continued running the business with his wife Elaine and their three children.

Twenty five years later Walter and Elaine relocated to Boca Raton, Florida. The new Gaylin's store was located at the Polo Club Shoppes until April 2009. At that time the business was changed from "bricks to clicks".

Now, in 2014, the time is right to say goodnight to Gaylin’s. We’re proud of the legacy we’re leaving behind, and we thank you for your generations of support.

Walter & Elaine