Store #: 34
Opening date: May 18, 1960
There now: Waterbeds ‘n’ Stuff
As part of the “bear” theme, a live bear provided entertainment for customers at the grand opening.
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.