Polier Grocery


104 Laurens Street SW
Aiken, SC 29801


Arthur Polier (1892-1939) was born in Aiken to Russian Jewish immigrants, Morris Samuel “M.S.” Polier (1860-1935) and Augusta Harris Polier (1863-1929). His parents were both involved in successful businesses of their own, with his mother operating a millinery shop and his father operating a dry goods store and a barber shop. Sometime in the 1910s, Arthur Polier opened a grocery store on Laurens Street. By 1918, Arthur Polier, doing business as Polier Grocery Co., filed for a discharge from bankruptcy. The next year, Arthur Polier moved to Augusta and never operated another grocery store in Aiken.

Main Image: Announcement for Polier Grocery, 1918. Reprinted from the Aiken Standard, 17 April, 1918.

Obituary for Arthur Polier, 1939. Reprinted from the Aiken Standard, 17 November, 1939.

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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