Jacobson Stores


Jacobson Stores

Jacobson Stores Inc. (known as Jacobson's) was an upscale regional department store. Based in Jackson, Michigan, the chain thrived primarily in Michigan and Florida, but also had stores in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Kansas. Jacobson's focused on apparel, fine jewelry and home furnishings. Furniture sales were phased out in the late 80s through mid-90s. Jacobsons entered bankruptcy in early 2002 after 134 years of service.

An important event in the company's history was when Nathan and Zola Rosenfeld purchased a three-store operation from the Jacobson family, in 1937. After bankruptcy, the company's logo and other intellectual property were purchased by Tammy Giaimo, who formed a new corporation called Jacobson Stores, Inc., which operates one store on Park Avenue in Winter Park, Florida.

Former Jacobson's locations

Florida

*Altamonte Springs - Renaissance Centre - ("Now Baer's Furniture") - convert|60000|sqft|m2|-3
*Boca Raton - Mizner Park
*Clearwater - Northwood Plaza - ("now Stein-Mart")
*Fort Myers - Bell Tower Shops ("now Fresh Market and Ulta cosmetics")
*Jacksonville - ("now part of FCCJ")
*Longwood - Longwood Village Shopping Center - ("closed and replaced with the Altamonte Springs store")
*Naples - Waterside Shops
*North Palm Beach - Oakbrook Square ("Now Stein Mart and HomeGoods") - convert|90000|sqft|m2|-3
*Osprey
*Sarasota - Saint Armond's Circle
*Tampa - Olde Hyde Park ("now Lifestyle Family Fitness, Brooks Brothers and Williams-Sonoma")
*Winter Park - North Park Avenue

Indiana

*Indianapolis - The Fashion Mall at Keystone - ("now Saks Fifth Avenue")

Kansas

*Leawood - Town Center Plaza ("now Macy's")

Kentucky

*Louisville - Oxmoor Center ("now Von Maur")

Michigan

*Ann Arbor
**Downtown ("moved to Briarwood Mall in 1992; site became flagship store for Borders Books")
**Briarwood Mall ("opened 1992 in former Lord & Taylor, now Von Maur")
*Battle Creek - downtown
*Birmingham ("separate women's/children's, men's, and furniture stores in two adjoining blocks")
*Dearborn
**Michigan Avenue ("Now West Village Commons, a commercial and office mix-use project") - convert|75000|sqft|m2|-2
**Home Store, Westborn Mall ("opened 1999 in former Crowley's, closed 2000. Torn down for Kroger") - convert|26000|sqft|m2|-2
*East Lansing - 333 E. Grand River Ave. ("moved to Meridian Mall 2000; now Barnes & Noble")
*Grand Rapids
**Downtown ("moved to Wealthy St. location")
**2255 Wealthy St. SE (now the Gaslight Village condominium/retail development)
*Grosse Pointe - The Village Grosse Pointe now Trader Joe's
*Jackson - downtown
*Kalamazoo - Kalamazoo Mall
**359 S. Burdick ("renovated for a cultural arts center")
**209 S. Burdick - Home Store
*Livonia - Laurel Park Place ("becameVon Maur 2003")
*Okemos - Meridian Mall ("opened October 2000 on site of Service Merchandise, closed August 2002, Younkers 2003") - convert|80000|sqft|m2|-3
*Reed City ("original store opened by the Jacobson family in the 19th century")
*Rochester Hills - Great Oaks Mall ("mall torn down in 2003, mall torn down for a medical center")
*Saginaw - 400 Federal Ave.

Ohio

*Columbus - Columbus City Center ("closed 2002; vacant")
*Toledo - Westfield Franklin Park (" closed 2002, demolished for mall expansion, site now occupied by National Amusements theater, Dick's Sporting Goods, and other shops")

External links

* [http://www.jacobsons.com/ Jacobsons]
* [http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company-histories/Jacobson-Stores-Inc-Company-History.html fundinguniverse.com: Jacobson's history]


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