Shoppers Remember ‘Grand Dame’ Fondly

Re “A Grand Dame’s Farewell” (Jan. 22): As a little girl, I remember going downtown on Saturday morning to shop. It was a special treat--Bullock’s on Broadway and Hill Street, next stop Robinson’s.

Years later when I worked downtown, my mother and I would have lunch at Robinson’s on the seventh floor at the Round Robin cafeteria next to the Tea Room.

Next we would do a little shopping, browse the greeting card department and listen to the old escalator rattle up and down. Going to Robinson’s always reminds me of special times spent with my mom.

How sad that another wonderful old establishment will be just another fond memory.


In this city you had better have a good memory. Anything remotely historic or interesting is probably on its way out.


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