Store #: 17
Opening date: Oct. 27, 1948
There now: Family Dollar
Boxes of Hum laundry detergent sold for just one penny.
The History of Big Bear Stores
Former Big Bear Stores Co. president Stephen Breech and historian Doreen Uhas Sauer reminisce about the Columbus company, its growth to 65 grocery stores and numerous department stores across multiple states, the sale of the company and its eventual demise.