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Big Bear: 553 Hebron Road, Heath

The Big Bear store in Heath’s Southgate Shopping Center opened in 1960.

Store #: 35
Opening date: Oct. 4, 1960
Closing date: January 2004
There now: Giant Eagle


The store was open for 44 years. It closed with the other remaining Big Bear stores in 2004.


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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.