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Big Bear: 280 E. Whittier St.

The German Village Big Bear store was located at 280 E. Whittier St.

Store #: 6
Closing date: January 2004
There now: Giant Eagle

Big Bear often had a live bear at the grand opening of a new store to draw publicity.

Big Bear Collection at Ohio History Connection

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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.