We came across this picture of Bill Root standing proudly in front of his store at 439 South Ave. W. in Westfield back in 1966.    
Root's Sweet Shoppe, a candy store & soda fountain, operated from 1966 to 1988 and was a cornerstone of our community with many loyal, everyday customers. The environment inside was more like family than business. Root's helped shape many young people's lives in Westfield and was truly a special place for over 20 years.   
After a devastating fire in 2012, the Root building was rebuilt and is now home to Gallery U Boutique.