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Author Leebrick, Kristal, 1958- author.

Title Thank you for shopping : the golden age of Minnesota department stores / Kristal Leebrick ; foreword by Dolores DeFore.

Publication Info. St. Paul, MN : Minnesota Historical Society Press, [2018]
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  381.14109776 LEE    AVAILABLE
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Description xvii, 204 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 201) and index.
Contents Foreword: Back when we touched the merchandise before we bought it / by Dolores DeFore -- Introduction: They had (almost) everything you needed -- The granddaddy of Minneapolis retail: Donaldson's glass block -- Always no. 3: Powers Dry Goods Company -- A gem in the crown of Minneapolis: Young-Quinlan -- The last one standing: Dayton's -- All the lines! Lines! Lines!: Dayton's eighth-floor auditorium -- Capital city shopping: St. Paul's department stores -- On the road: retail stores from around the state -- The most wonderful time of the year: department store holidays -- Shopper's delights: department store dining -- A pleasure dome with parking: Southdale -- Epilogue: The end, or maybe not.
Summary "Throughout the twentieth century, department stores ruled the retail landscapes of downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. More than just shopping centers, stores like Dayton's, Powers, Donaldson's, Young-Quinlan, the Emporium, and the Golden Rule were centers of social life. From the legendary Dayton's Christmas displays to celebrating a special occasion at Schuneman's River Room, the department store was a destination for generations of Minnesotans, within the Twin Cities and beyond. In Thank You for Shopping, author Kristal Leebrick presents the history and stories behind Minnesota's great department stores, offering a lively trip back to the glory days. Abundantly illustrated with vintage photos, postcards, advertisements, and artwork, the book explores the experience of shoppers and employees alike. Readers will revel in the fun, the fashion, and the thrill of discovery these stores provided. The book also includes a chapter dedicated to the signature dishes--with recipes, menus, and photos--of the stores' esteemed dining establishments. And looking beyond the Twin Cities, Leebrick tells of beloved, locally owned stores in Brainerd (O'Brien's), Winona (Choate's), Duluth (Freimuth's), and other Minnesota cities and towns."
Subject Department stores -- Minnesota -- History.
Department stores -- Minnesota -- Pictorial works.
Shopping -- Minnesota -- History.
Shopping -- Minnesota -- Pictorial works.
Genre Illustrated works.
Illustrated works.
Pictorial works.
Added Author DeFore, Dolores, writer of foreword.
Minnesota Historical Society. Press, publisher.
Added Title Golden age of Minnesota department stores
ISBN 9781681340975 (hardcover)
1681340976 (hardcover)
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