Opening date: July 1, 1939
There now: Kidney Center of Columbus East
Signs advertising sales in the storefront windows enticed customers.
Produce was carefully and intentionally organized to be visually appealing.
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.