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C. E. Chappell & Sons, Inc.
Department store
Industry Retail
Founded 1896
Headquarters North Syracuse, New York
Key people
Charles A. Chappell, Jr.; Donald E. Chappell; Charles Chappell III; Earl Sherlock
Products Clothing, footwear, jewelry, beauty products, and housewares.
Website None

Chappell's was a family-owned department store chain based in Syracuse, New York. It opened in 1896 and remained in business until 1994. At its peak, it operated ten stores in the Syracuse area, Watertown and Massena.

In January 1992, the corporation filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11. As part of reorganization, four of the stores closed.[1] Under pressure from creditors, chairman Charles A. Chappell, Jr., grandson of the founder, sold the company and remaining six stores to Bon-Ton Stores in October 1994.[2]



  1. ^ "Company News: Chappell Retail Chain Gets Credit Agreement". The New York Times. 6 May 1992. Retrieved 2012-02-02. 
  2. ^ Charley Hannagan (19 October 1994). "The Bon-Ton Inc. Buys Chappell's Department Store for $7.9 Million". The Post-Standard. Syracuse: Highbeam. Retrieved 2012-02-02. 

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