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Picture Business Name Location Owner/Operator Dates of Operation Comments:
  Ben's Dry Goods Store 3rd St. between Flower & Reaney Molly's parents

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Molly

  "Ben's Dry Goods Store, located on Third Street between Flower Streets and Reaney Street: a thriving shoe and clothing store where I worked from junior high school through graduation from college. Actually
Ben's wife, Molly, owned the store and her sister owned the clothing store next door.  Both stores were started by Molly's parents."

Thanks to
Mary Carter-Williams, Ph.D.

  Deering 25-27-29 W. 3rd St.   ? - 1917 - ? "Dry goods & notions"

Thanks to their ad in a Chester High annual, courtesy of Janet Andrews Moulder, Wilmington, DE

  Ginn's     ? - 1916 - ? Thanks to their ad in a Chester High annual, courtesy of Janet Andrews Moulder, Wilmington, DE
  Keesey Yarn Shop 925 Edgmont Ave. Susanna Moore Keesey Pike ? - 1960 - ?  
  The Knitting Shop 525 Edgmont Ave.

(Opposite the Sears Roebuck Store)

Nina Yasnitz & Robert Rosen   "My father [Robert Rosen] and Aunt Nina had a famous knitting shop at 525 Edgmont Avenue. It was there for years. Next door was a barber shop and on each side was a five and dime store. Down the street was the Candy Kitchen where I had many lunches.

Everyone who knitted knew about The Knitting Store and my Aunt Nina was famous for her creativeness in knitting and crocheting. Her full name was Nina Yasnitz. Everyone came to the Knitting Store."

Thanks to
Marian Rosen Miller
  The Yardstick 6th St
(west of Edgmont)
  ? - 1950's - 1960's - ? "I remember a fabric store that was just after you crossed from the parking lot via 'the shaky bridge'. The name of the store was The Yardstick."

Thanks to
Linda Martin,
Lantanalinda@aol.com 

 

 

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