If you have ever driven from Cromwell to Middletown on Newfield Street, you have driven by a wacky, colorful and bizarre looking shop called "Wild Bills", a shop that is just as interesting as the guy who brought it all to life. It all started in 1983 on Main St. in Middletown, where Wild Bill opened a little store called The Apple Core, it was pretty much an exaggerated version of a hospital gift shop. Over the next few years, bill would move to a new location and add toys, baseball cards and other collectables. His love for the odd continued to grow over the years as he ended up along Newfield St in Middletown and continued to buy collections to fill out the unique store.
Last year, Connecticut lost a local celebrity when Wild Bill passed away at the age of 70. It saddens us to the core as the legendary, Wild Bills Nostalgia, will be closing it’s doors forever in the coming weeks.
They are selling off everything that Wild Bill has been accumulating over his lifetime, not only is this place a Connecticut staple, it is also one of a kind!