United Outlet Stores


365 Russell Street
Orangeburg, SC


In 1950, Alex Becker, son of prominent Orangeburg merchant Harry A. Becker (1898-1981) and Sadie Bernstein Becker (1898-1975), joined Ben Benjamin to found United Outlet Stores. Short-lived, the business dealt in assorted hardware, shoes, apparel, utensils, farm supplies, appliances, and army surplus goods. About four months after it opened, Becker backed out of the business.

Main Image: Advertisement announcing opening of United Outlet Stores. Reprinted from The Times and Democrat, August 4, 1950.

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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