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Legsdiamond
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Post Number: 52
Registered: 01-2005
Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 7:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I just heard on the radio (I live in Minneapolis) that J. B. Hudson's will be moving their landmark jewelry store from its landmark perch as a part of the downtown Daytons/Marshall Fields/Macy's store. It truly is a landmark store with a very elegant entrance (with gold trim and lovely 20s design) that proceeds into the big store. Does J. B. have anything to do with J. L. Hudson?
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Obiwan00
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Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 3:03 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey, Legs:

I'm a former metro Detroiter now in the Twin Cities. I don't think J.B. had much to do with J.L., other than both ended up being owned by the Daytons. J.B. was from Ohio and ended up in Minnesota. The J.B. Hudson acquisition was quite earlier, 1929 vs. 1969 for the Hudson's department stores. Check these out:
http://www.jbhudson.com/cgi-bi n/webc.cgi/about.html
http://info.detnews.com/histor y/story/index.cfm?id=29&catego ry=business
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Onthe405
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Post Number: 35
Registered: 11-2007
Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 1:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'll never forget, I had a friend who worked in HR at the Target HQ (back when it was Dayton-Hudson) in Minneapolis.

While visiting and having dinner with her family, I brought up the Detroit legacy of Hudson's. A lifelong Minnesotan, her mom just couldn't wrap her brain around the fact that Hudson's jeweler was not the same as Hudson's department store in the neighboring state.

I talked about the toyland, the Maurice salad, etc. and she just kept saying over & over "but Hudson's is a jewelry store!".
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Jrvass
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Post Number: 403
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 2:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi- bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=703023 1

I thought he was in a different mausoleum at Woodlawn... but I have enough troubles finding my own relatives there without a map!

It's not like they turn on a light for me when I go there!

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