December 11, 1923

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News from December 11, 1923

News from December 11, 1923 (The Yonkers Herald, via Newspapers.com™)

New York Retailers Prepare for Holiday Shopping Season

During the Christmas season in 1923, Yonkers, New York, was abuzz with anticipation and bustling with activity. Local merchants reported positive business trends, and some suggested that the recent distribution of funds in the Christmas clubs of three local banks played a substantial role in generous spending.

C. T. Thompson Co., a clothing retailer located on North Broadway, found itself at the heart of the seasonal rush. The company prioritized stocking its store with clothing that catered to every preference, offering everything from modestly priced garments to high-end attire. Thompson’s clothes, characterized by individuality and a smart tailoring style, proved to be popular among Christmas shoppers, evident from the busy and bustling atmosphere in the store.

Simultaneously, Jacob Jutkowits, who had resumed his retail endeavors at 11 Palisade Avenue after recuperating from illness, experienced thriving business. His store offered men’s, women’s, and children’s furnishings, and as his store was new, all merchandise was fresh. Known for his previous business acumen, Jutkowits upheld high merchandising standards, confident that his offerings rivaled those of big department stores.

Further adding to the festive spirit, the Rye Nurseries at Rye, New York, offered complete stocks of live trees and cut flowers for the season, including a specialty line of artificial wreaths for decorating graves.

Swift & Company in Buffalo brought a wide variety of meat options right to the doors of local retailers, making Swift’s Premium Milk-Fed Chickens, Golden West Fatted Fowl, turkeys, ducks, and geese more accessible for holiday meals. Their service removed the hazards of hunting for holiday meats and made it easier for families to enjoy bountiful meals regardless of where they lived.

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