Edward’s

Merchant
1958-1977

Front Street
Georgetown, SC 29440

FAMILIES: Kronsberg, Jacobson, Bluestein, Barshay

LINKS:
Read the complete history of Edward’s 5 and 10 Cent Store.

Edward Kronsberg (1903-1985), the proprietor of the Edward’s retail chain, opened the first of two stores in Georgetown in 1958. It, along with approximately 30 other locations, was sold to Big K-Kuhn Brothers of Nashville, Tennessee in 1977.

Main image: Georgetown store opening, 1958. Left to right: Buddy Kronsberg, Rabbi Gerald Wolpe (Emanu-El, Charleston), unknown, Georgetown Mayor Sylvan Rosen, Hattie Barshay Kronsberg, Erma Levkoff Rosen, and Freddie Weinberg Kronsberg. Image courtesy of Special Collections, College of Charleston

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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