Jacobson's: I Miss It So!

Overview

Join department store historian Bruce Allen Kopytek in this return to the elegance of Jacobson's, a beloved Michigan institution for well over 100 years. Reenter the marvelous stores and meet the personalities who transformed Jacobson's from its humble Reed City origins to a staple of sophistication throughout the region and into Florida. The brainchild of a retail genius, this deluxe specialty store gave customers a peerless social, shopping and dining destination. Experience anew the refined beauty of its ...

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Overview

Join department store historian Bruce Allen Kopytek in this return to the elegance of Jacobson's, a beloved Michigan institution for well over 100 years. Reenter the marvelous stores and meet the personalities who transformed Jacobson's from its humble Reed City origins to a staple of sophistication throughout the region and into Florida. The brainchild of a retail genius, this deluxe specialty store gave customers a peerless social, shopping and dining destination. Experience anew the refined beauty of its Williamsburg-style Grosse Pointe store, the chic designer world of its Birmingham ensemble, or the charm and allure of its original Florida branch in Sarasota, revealing, along the way, secrets which made Jake's the dazzling store it was, and why it remains so profoundly missed by anyone who entered through its solid wooden doors.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609493240
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 10/6/2011
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 695,930
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 11

Acknowledgements 15

Introduction 17

Jacobson's Ladder 23

Sovereign Nathan 29

You Don't Know Jackson 41

A [Squared] 53

Cereal Number 61

A Capital Idea 65

Isn't That Just Grand? 73

Saginaw, Superstore 81

Get to the Pointe 87

Flagship Enterprise 97

I've Got a Store in Kalamazoo 103

Triple Crown 109

Snowbird Store 115

Never on Sunday 131

Rochester, Bring the Car! 135

Omnibus Jacobson's 141

We All Fall Down 151

Let's Do Lunch 157

Finding Jacobson's 167

The Gifts of the Spirit 175

Appendix A Jacobson's Timeline 183

Appendix B Jacobson's Store Locations 189

Appendix C Nathanisms 191

Appendix D Departments and Directories 195

About the Author 205

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