Brody’s On Main

Clothier
1983

12-16 South Main Street
Sumter, SC

FAMILIES: Brody

In early 1983, Mark Brody and his father, Alex Brody, began renovating the old Capitol Department Store in preparation for the opening of Brody’s On Main. The new store carried “a higher-priced and expanded line of women’s coats, suits, sportswear and dresses in junior, misses and larger sizes” than Brody’s Department Store. It also absorbed the neighboring Abram Brody’s Shoes.

Main Image: Advertisement for the grand opening of Brody’s on Main. Reprinted from the Sumter Daily Item, July 20, 1983

The Jewish Merchant Project is supported by the generosity of the Norman and Gerry Sue Arnold Foundation and the Stanley B. Farbstein Endowment at the Coastal Community Foundation. Longtime members of the JHSSC, Mr. Arnold obm, a merchant himself, and Mr. Farbstein obm were both children of South Carolina Jewish merchants.

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