Village Square


Main Street
Latta, SC


Village Square was established by Nathan (1913-1998) and Evelyn Steinberg Epstein (1911-1988). North Carolinian Nathan and New Jersey native Evelyn married in New York in 1936 and later set down roots in Dillon County, South Carolina. After successfully running a furniture store known as Ideal Furniture Co., Nathan and Evelyn opened Village Square, an upscale clothing store located on Main Street in Latta. Those who remember Village Square may recall shoppers lining up around the block for the store’s after-Christmas sale. Nathan retired from the business before his death in 1998.

Main Image: Obituary for Nathan Epstein. Reprinted from The State, April 11, 1998.

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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