Everybody’s Store


Manning, SC


Morris Ness (1887-1975), a Polish immigrant, moved to Manning, South Carolina from New York around 1910. Ness worked as a salesman in the store of David Hirschman (1871-1932), before he opened his own dry goods and clothier business, Everybody’s Store, in 1913. After much initial success, Ness moved Everybody’s Store to a larger building. Everybody’s Store closed prior to the opening of The New Idea Co. by Ness in 1914. Ness’s brother, Benjamin (1890-1956), helped run Everybody’s Store.

Main Image: Reprinted from The Manning Times, July 23, 1913.


Above: Reprinted from The Manning Times, December 31, 1913.

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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