There now: Grandview Yard
Wayne Brown founded Big Bear Stores Co. in 1933.
The company celebrated its 50th anniversary with a cake shaped like the first Big Bear store on Lane Avenue.
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.