Foreman & Clark

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Foreman & Clark was a department store chain headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, California, United States.[1] Founded in 1909, the chain had 90 stores by 1957,[2] from California to New York,[3] and closed in 1999.[4]

The chain was known for placing stores above street level, where rents were cheaper.[3][4] Foreman & Clark began as a men's store, in 1909 on Third and Main Streets in downtown Los Angeles. By 1920 it owned three factories, in New Jersey and New York; and stores in San Diego, Oakland, San Francisco, Chicago, Kansas City and Pittsburgh. All the stores were upstairs.[3]

A Foreman brother ran another concern, Foreman Clothing Company in Minneapolis.[3]

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  1. ^ City of Los Angeles, Office of Historic Resources, Newsletter, July 2009.
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  3. ^ a b c d McGroarty, John Steven (1921). Los Angeles from the Mountains to the Sea. 3. American Historical Society. pp. 914–915. 
  4. ^ a b Vinh, Tan (11 November 2005). "Businessman always dressed to the nines". The Seattle Times.