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For over one hundred years, Pomeroy's was a beloved household name for the shoppers of central and eastern Pennsylvania. Founded in 1876, the store began under another name in Reading and soon expanded to Harrisburg, Pottsville and Wilkes-Barre. George Pomeroy bought out his partners in 1923, and Pomeroy's became known for its exemplary service and a devoted sales force. From the extraordinary window displays and the annual Christmas parade to a bite at the Tea Room, the stores were a social hub where sweethearts first met and families did their Saturday shopping. Though the final stores closed in 1990, the memories live on. Department store historian Michael Lisicky chronicles the history of Pomeroy's and takes readers back in time with reminiscences of former employees, interviews with store insiders and a selection of classic recipes.
ISBN: 9781626195653
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Landmarks
Images: 79
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Michael Lisicky is a nationally recognized east coast department store historian and lecturer. He is the author of several bestselling books including "Gimbels Has It!" He has been featured in Fortune Magazine and on the CBS Sunday Morning show. He resides in Baltimore, and is an oboist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Albert Boscov is the chairman and chief executive officer of Boscov's Department Stores.
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