Store #: 49
Opening date: Nov. 1, 1967
Big Bear Stores Co. founder Wayne Brown cut a line of bread (presumably instead of a ribbon) at the grand opening.
Store displays were works of art.
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.