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Big Bear Corporate Office

Big Bear Stores Co.’s headquarters was located at 770 W. Goodale Blvd in Grandview Heights. The Big Bear Employees Credit Union was founded here in June 1957. (Today, the credit union is called MembersFirst Pathways Financial Credit Union and is located at 1445 W. Goodale Blvd.)

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.


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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.