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Retail memories: Hess’s

Here’s a blast from the past: Does anyone remember Hess’s, the department store that used to be at one end of the (then-new) West Manchester Mall? I believe it was at the end that they expanded out and built the Wal-Mart at, but I could be wrong – I was pretty little.

Anyway, I was looking that up today and didn’t realize until now that the Hess’s chain, when it went out of business, was bought out by several other retailers, and among them was The Bon-Ton. Our location wasn’t included in that, of course; it just closed, but still. While I had been sitting around today thinking it’s a shame that Hess’s is gone, I’m now sort of happy to know that it lives on through another York County retailer.

Anyone else remember Hess’s? I think if SOMEONE IN MY FAMILY is reading this blog, they might have some memories to share, say of working there for a good bit of my childhood??

Subtle, aren’t I?

2 comments on “Retail memories: Hess’s

  1. Hmmm. I was also small back then but if I remember correctly Hess’s was directly smack dab in the middle of the mall where Hecht’s / Macy’s was and you had to walk through the store to get to the other side of the mall. Eventually the mall was remodeled at some point in the 1980’s or 90’s. They took that store out and it became one long, continuous corridor.

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