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Big Bear: 1805 E. Main St.

The Big Bear store at 1805 E. Main St. opened in 1939.

Opening date: July 1, 1939
There now: Kidney Center of Columbus East

Signs advertising sales in the storefront windows enticed customers.

Big Bear Company Collection at Ohio History Connection

Produce was carefully and intentionally organized to be visually appealing.


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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.