Doobrow Grocery

Grocery
1916-1938

36 Inspection Street
Charleston, SC 29401

FAMILIES: Doobrow, Goldberg

Russian immigrants Joseph Doobrow (1873-1945) and his wife, Mary Goldberg (1877-1955), opened Doobrow Grocery at 36 Inspection Street about 1916. They previously operated J. Doobrow Clothing at 611 King Street. They had seven children: Ida (1900-1992), Irving “Isadore” (1903-1992), Louie Doobrow (1905-1980), Alexander Doobrow (1909-1948), Bella Doobrow (1911-1992), Basha Doobrow (1915-2003), and Mordecai Doobrow (1917-1988), who all lived above the store with their parents. In 1931, Mary assumed management of the grocery, which was subsequently called M. Doobrow Grocery. The couple remained in residence after the store closed in 1938.

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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