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Shillito’s advertisement, 1976

Posted on September 20, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
Full-page advertisement in the Herald-Leader celebrating Shillito's department store's fifth anniversary in Fayette Mall, Sunday, Oct. 3, 1976. The store, along with Sears, and Stewart Dry Goods, was one of the original anchor stores for the mall when it opened in 1971. In 1982 the store's parent company, Federated Department Stores Inc. announced that it had combined the operations of its Rikes and Shillito's stores, naming the stores Shillito's Rikes. In 1986 after a merger of other Federated Department Stores divisions, it became Lazarus.

Full-page advertisement in the Herald-Leader celebrating the fifth anniversary of Shillito’s department store in Fayette Mall on Oct. 3, 1976. Note: Most of the clothing in the ad was polyester. The store, along with Sears, and Stewart Dry Goods, was one of the original anchor stores for the mall when it opened in 1971. In 1982, the store’s parent company, Federated Department Stores Inc., announced that it had combined the operations of its Rikes and Shillito’s stores, naming the stores Shillito’s Rikes. In 1986, after a merger of other Federated Department Stores divisions, it became Lazarus. Click on the image for a closer look.

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