Posts Tagged ‘Retailing’

First-Hand Account: Priceless

Posted by    |    August 5th, 2010 at 9:46 am

So we now know about the European immigration that brought retail to Texas.  Let’s look a little closer at the roots of retailing in Dallas by exploring the history of one of the first major merchants to set up shop downtown.

Emanual Meyer Kahn (dba E.M. Kahn’s) was born in 1849 in Alsace-Lorraine, France.  According to the publication Pioneer Jewish Texans, he arrived by ship in Georgia and began working as a merchant.  From Georgia he moved on to Mississippi and then Dallas.

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The Birth of Convenience

Posted by    |    July 26th, 2010 at 8:03 am

In my last blog, I discussed the early days of retail and shopping in Dallas by describing the beginnings of our beloved Neiman Marcus, an event that set the stage for high-fashion retailing in the city and really helped paint an image of Dallas as a fashion-forward shopping mecca.

Today, I am swinging in a completely different retail direction.  If we were to follow a historical timeline of major events in Dallas retail history, this event follows the founding of Neiman Marcus, and it kicked off a completely new type of retail type and location:  the convenience store.

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