L. Doobrow Grocery


31 Elizabeth Street
Charleston, SC 29403

FAMILIES: Doobrow, Goldberg

Louie Doobrow (1905-1980), the son of Russian immigrants Joseph Doobrow (1873-1945) and Mary Goldberg (1877-1955), grew up in Charleston, where he worked at his parents’ grocery store on Inspection Street. By 1923, he was a clerk at Stand Shoe Store. On July 30, 1928, he married Gussie Mendelson (1906-1981), a native of Warsaw, Poland who immigrated in 1916. In 1930, he opened L. Doobrow Grocery at 31 Elizabeth Street in 1930. He remained in business for four years before assuming management of the Eagle News Stand at 411 ½ King Street.

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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