Jun 15, 2017 under , , ,

25961 Euclid Ave: Shifrin's Merchandise Mart and Wyban's Gift and Book Shop

Read the opening of the Euclid-Richmond Shopping Center.

25961 Euclid Ave was the fourth unit from East end of the Euclid-Richmond Shopping Center.

1954 - Shifrin's Merchandise Mart.

Have you ever heard of this place? I can't find out a thing about the store or its owners.
1954 - Help wanted
I'm usually surprised at how little advertising was done. Hadn't advertising always been a crucial part of having a successful enterprise?

They were listed in a 1957 advert for Glidden paint, along with a huge list of other paint retailers.

Well as you well know, what comes next is the end of Shifrin's Mdse Mart.
February 1961 - closing due to illness.
1961/1962 - Wyban's Gift and Book shop moved in relatively quickly, as they were one of the 3 units affected by the Woldman's Deli fire.

Ever heard of this place? I'm showing my age.

Fast forward to July 1979, and Wyban's Gift and Book Shop says goodbye to the Euclid-Richmond Shopping Center.
Today? Merged with 25971 and 25981 to become 25991 Euclid Avenue, aka Family Dollar.