Mickey’s Bootery


715 Bay Street
Beaufort, SC


In 1948, Edward M. ‘Mickey’ Lipson (1921-2001) and his wife Celia Pinosky Lipson (1925-2013) moved from Walterboro to Beaufort and opened a shoe store at 715 Bay Street called Mickey’s Bootery. After several years at this location, the Lipsons relocated Mickey’s Bootery to 828 Bay Street. In 1969, a fire consumed the store and the neighboring Lamp Post Restaurant. After the fire, the Lipsons moved their business to a location at Beaufort Plaza. Mickey’s Bootery closed in 1980.

Main Image: Reprinted from The State, January 30, 1948.


Above: Fire Destroys the Lamp Post Restaurant and Mickey’s Bootery Shoe Store (1969)
Culp Collection, Courtesy of Beaufort County Library, (SC)

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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