These 8 Photos Show Cleveland’s Department Stores At The Height Of The Downtown Shopping Scene

Do you remember the good old days, when you’d go into Downtown Cleveland to go to the department stores? Do you remember the window displays, and seeing local icons like Mr. Jingeling? The glory days of shopping downtown may be gone, but the Cleveland department stores have come to be cemented in our local identity. Longing for a bit of nostalgia? You’ll feel like you’re back in the good old days through these photos:

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

The many Cleveland department stores of yesteryear may be gone without a trace, but they’re cemented into local hearts. We’ll never forget the thrill of going downtown to go shopping… there really wasn’t anything quite like it!

Want to explore the heart of Old Cleveland a bit more? Treat yourself to a trip to Severance Hall!

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