The Hub

Merchant
1931-1942

217 South Main Street
Anderson, SC 29624

FAMILIES: Fleishman, Poliakoff

The Hub, a men’s furnishings store originally operated by Theodore “Ted” Fleishman (1901-1963), opened between 1931 and 1934 at 217 South Main Street in Anderson, South Carolina. Previously, Theo worked as a clerk at the Fleishman Company, run by his brother, Nathan Fleishman (1894 - 1969), and Philip Klyne (b. 1896). Both Ted and his wife, Florence Breen Fleishman (1905-1999) were children of Russian immigrants who settled in the northeast United States. By 1940, Ted had become a traveling salesman, and Rachael Leah Poliakoff (1888-1969) became the manager of The Hub. Both Poliakoff and her husband, Samuel (1875-1925), were born in Russia and immigrated to the United States in 1905. The Hub closed by 1942.

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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