Store #: 90
Opening date: 1963
Big Bear Stores Co. purchased Harts Stores in 1954. At the time, two Harts stores were located in the basements of Big Bear stores.
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.