Owens-Surasky Men’s Shop


120 Laurens Street SW
Aiken, SC 29801


After closing his father’s business, B.M. Surasky’s, in 1961, Mandel Surasky (1898-1986) opened another store at the same location, 842 Laurens Street (present-day 120 Laurens Street SW). Mandel Surasky partnered with Manning Owen (1917-2014), a successful Aiken clothier, in operating Owens-Surasky Men’s Shop. The business lasted until 1965 when Mandel Surasky retired.  

Main Image:

Honors for Mandel Surasky, 1971. Reprinted from the Aiken Standard, December 13, 1971. 

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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