Convenience Sales Co.


905 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC


Herbert Eisenstadt (1921-1988) was born in Bristol, Rhode Island to Russian immigrants Abraham (1875-1945) and Mollie Eisenstadt (1887-1939). As a young man, he worked in his father’s dry goods store and served in the Navy during World War II. After the war, he returned to Bristol, where he married Dorothy Buckler (1924-2018) in 1950. In 1967, Herbert, Dorothy, and their two sons moved to Melbourne, Florida. In 1970, the family moved again, this time to Columbia. In 1977, Herbert opened Convenience Sales Co. at 905 Gervais Street, where he became known for selling costume jewelry. Convenience Sales Co. closed in 1985.

Main Image: Convenience Sales Co. advertisement. Reprinted from The State, November 27, 1983.

The Jewish Merchant Project is supported by the generosity of the Henry & Sylvia Yaschik Foundation and the Stanley B. Farbstein Endowment at the Coastal Community Foundation.

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