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20th-Century Retailing in Downtown Grand Rapids (Hardcover)

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For decades, downtown Grand Rapids enjoyed a long run in the limelight as the epicenter of shopping in western Michigan. The vibrant Monroe Avenue corridor included three homegrown department stores, several chain department stores, five-and-dime stores, and scores of clothing and specialty retailers. It weathered mother nature, wars, the Great Depression, the advent of neighborhood shopping centers, and civil disturbances--but the one change it could not overcome was the regional shopping mall.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781531670030
ISBN-10: 1531670032
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Library Editions
Publication Date: October 27th, 2014
Pages: 130
Language: English