Category: Retail

  • Auerbach’s Walkover Shop

    Auerbach’s Walkover Shop

    217 Broadway, Camden, NJ Samuel and Sadie Auerbach lived above and operated a shoe store at 217 Broadway in Camden NJ in the late 1930s and 1940s. Their store was on the same block as one-time Camden Mayor Roy R. Stewart‘s haberdashery. In 1930 Mr. and Mrs. Auerbach lived and operated their store at 219…

  • H. Pinsky & Son Co.

    H. Pinsky & Son Co.

    Broadway at Spruce Street, Camden, NJ Harry Pinsky came to the United States from Russia in the late 1880s. He opened up a furniture store in Camden in 1891, which his son Reuben became head of in 1906. The business was located at 1128 Broadway when the 1914 City Directory was compiled. Business was good…

  • Hurley’s Department Store

    Hurley’s Department Store

    Founded in 1890, Hurley’s Department Store was a fixture in the Camden and South Jersey retail business scene until 1956, when the Hurley family closed the business. The business, originally called Gately & Hurley, was originally located in the old Wildey Hall at 4th and Pine Streets. Founder William Leonard Hurley assumed sole ownership in…

  • Leo’s Quality Jewelers

    Leo’s Quality Jewelers

    401 Broadway One of the many Jewish business owners who were a part of Camden NJ in its glory days was Leo Spector. Leo’s was remembered long after Leo Spector closed his business on Broadway, for the distinctive sign that graced the building for decades afterwards. Leo’s also sold radios and appliances. Leo Spector had…

  • Greenetz and Greenetz

    Greenetz and Greenetz

    Michael Greenetz was already managing a jewelry store at the time of the 1920 Census, living with his brother, Joseph, at 1468 Haddon Avenue. In 1921 the brothers were partnered with Abraham Pelicoff in a jewelry store which by 1928 was at 833 Broadway. By 1930 Pelicoff had relocated to Atlantic City, where he operated…