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Big Bear Warehouse

Not far from headquarters, Big Bear operated the nation’s largest refrigerated warehouse.

Closing date: 2004
There now: Grandview Yard

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This photo shows the construction of a produce warehouse at the site in March 1955.

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The produce warehouse housed food items sold in Big Bear stores.

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In addition to the jobs created by stores, Big Bear provided employment opportunities at its warehouse facilities.

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Like Big Bear stores, the warehouse facilities were meticulously organized.

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Related Video

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.