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The History of Gene Allen's Gifts

Gene Allen's Gifts represents 51 years of excellent customer service to their guests and dedication to its employees.

It all began in March of 1959 when Gene Allen came to Arlington to join his brother who had just purchased Park Row Pharmacy. In September 1965, Gene and his wife Nancy opened Randol Mill Pharmacy at Randol Mill and Fielder. Gene Allen's Other Place opened next in 1969 at Park Row and Bowen. Mrs. Allen was manager, and she soon became the gift buyer for the stores. She continued to manage the store until she moved her office in 1973 to their new gourmet store, The Wooden Spoon. The Allen's opened Gene Allen's Gifts in Grand Prairie in 1976. In 1980, Gene Allen's Gifts and Randol Mill Pharmacy moved into a larger location with 10,750 square feet, and the gift store was formally separated from the Pharmacy. A south Arlington location was opened at Little Road and 1-20 in 1984. Mr. Allen sold Randol Mill Pharmacy in 1991, and moved it into an adjoining space, also completing an expansion and remodel. Gene Allen's now occupies the full 10,750 square feet, making it one of the largest gift shops in the DFW metroplex.

Mr. Allen sold his three locations in February of 1996 to the former gift buyer and general manager, Connie Gauntt and her husband Doug. Connie worked closely with Mr. Allen for many years and shares his vision of continued success for the stores. The traditions and values Mr. Allen instilled over 50 years ago will continue to be the cornerstone of Gene Allen's Gifts future.