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Pink Gorilla
« on: December 31, 2012, 09:40:50 AM »
On Saturday 12/29 I witnessed what I think might have been a devastating event in Branson. While driving from the Landing towards the City on 76, we passed a flatbed with not just any Pink Gorilla on the back, but the now iconic Dicken's Gift Shoppe Pink Gorilla being taken away...now maybe just for the winter, but if it is not back in the Spring, at least I will know that I was there to see the last Hurrah of the Pink Gorilla.

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Re: Pink Gorilla
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2012, 10:16:20 AM »
There was a for sale sign up at Dickens back in the fall. The business may have a new owner.

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Re: Pink Gorilla
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2012, 12:01:06 PM »
Didn't there use to be Gorilla's in front of Mcguffey's (Now Moon River Grill). They were orange. Probally the same one, just moved down the street to Dicken's.
Hope Dicken's re-opens, that was a fun store to look through.
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Re: Pink Gorilla
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2012, 12:06:50 PM »
Again, I am not sure if it is a winterly thing to remove the gorilla, but I also knew of the for sale status at Dickens...who knows? Guess time will tell!

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Re: Pink Gorilla
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2013, 08:21:22 AM »
The Dickens building on the strip has been sold to Branson's Nantucket. Dickens Gift Shoppe is planning on relocating to a downtown Branson location.  The owner of Dickens has sold the pink gorilla statue and donated the money to St. Jude Children's Hospital. The new owner of the property plans on using part of the building for a craft mall.  More details in this article from Branson Tri-Lakes News:

http://bransontrilakesnews.com/news_free/article_d6eee8c8-537e-11e2-a0f1-001a4bcf887a.html

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Re: Pink Gorilla
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2013, 08:46:05 AM »
It will be strange not to have Dickens in the same spot it has occupied for 45 years. Another one of those places from my childhood swept away by progress.
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Re: Pink Gorilla
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2013, 10:12:51 AM »
Well I am glad that we witnessed the last hurrah of the Branson Pink Gorilla.

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Re: Pink Gorilla
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2013, 06:27:12 PM »
ohhhh????!!!!  Hope the mall is managed better than the Branson Nantucket time share program is....  They suck!!!... been ther dun that, will never deal with that group again, and I would suggest anybody contemplating time share, stay away from them too....

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Re: Pink Gorilla
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2013, 04:25:36 PM »
I loved that gorilla!!!
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Re: Pink Gorilla
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2013, 05:33:58 PM »
Boo to time shares and tours in general. No Bueno

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Re: Pink Gorilla
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2013, 06:20:46 PM »
During my time in Branson, there were at least four McGuffey's and they all had these gorillas in front of them (never really understood it).   
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Re: Pink Gorilla
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2013, 11:32:46 PM »
Got yer attention, didn't it?
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Re: Pink Gorilla
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2013, 10:11:34 AM »
Haha, I am so torn on this topic! On the one hand, I'm not a big fan of neon pink gorillas. On the other hand, I hate to see any memorable part of Branson go. It was definitely an attention getter! ;D

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Re: Pink Gorilla
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2013, 12:00:43 PM »
Same feelings, Ozark!
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Re: Pink Gorilla
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2013, 07:25:27 PM »
Not pink, but there are two others in the playground at Compton Ridge about the same size. As well as a rhino, couple of turtles, frog, and some other assorted concrete animals I can't recall at this time.
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