12 Photos Showcasing The Era Of Cleveland’s Department Store Empire
Back in the day, window shopping came with a certain sort of excitement. Trips to Downtown Cleveland or the heart of its suburbs included bundling up to stave off that Lake Erie breeze, then visiting a number of department stores for clothing, housewares, gifts, and more. At that time, Downtown Cleveland’s department stores made up one of the largest retail districts in the nation. Of course, by the turn of the century, most of these stores existed only in memory. Take a trip back in time with these photos from Greater Cleveland’s shopping scene of yesteryear:
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Downtown Cleveland’s department stores are gone but not forgotten. Which was your favorite to shop at? Share your thoughts and memories in the comments!
Nikki is a lifelong Ohioan with a love for literature. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Akron and has enjoyed publishing her written work since 2007. She has a love of travel and does so frequently, though she believes that home is where the heart is - she continues to work in and around Cleveland as a digital content specialist to this day, working on everything from commercial scripts and social media posts to grassroots marketing initiatives.
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