Part 2 Au Sable Forks (NY) Pearl’s Department Store

Chain: Pearl’s Department Stores, Inc.

Date Opened:  c. May 23, 1983

Date Closed: 1988

Street Address(es) when open (Building name/block) [Current Address]: Main Street, Au Sable Forks, NY

Former Store(s)  in Location(s):

Later Store(s) in Location(s):

Buildings still exist?: yes

Owners, Managers, Employees: unknown

Subsequent Owners if sold:

Articles, Pictures, Ads:

Announcement of new Pearl’s in Au Sable Forks (Press-Republican May 23, 1983 p 10) Note: Article is incorrect. Keeseville store is still open, see ad below.

Pearl’s AuSable Forks Grand Opening ad (Press-Republican 1983-08-01 p14) Note: JIC Note: This store seems to be a mystery to residents of Ausable Forks.

Ad with stores in Press-Republican distribution area of Essex, Clinton and Franklin Counties (Rouses Point, Dannemora, Keeseville, Ticonderoga, Malone, Au Sable Forks). Willsboro store, not here, will open in June, 1984 (Press-Republican May 30, 1984 p9)

Pearl’s ad Rouses Point Dannemora Keeseville Willsboro Au Sable Forks Ticonderoga (circa 1985) (from Anderson Falls Museum ad collection)

Ad for Au Sable Forks Keesevllle and Willsboro with list of managers (December 1986 ECR?) (from Anderson Falls Museum collection


People in Ausable Forks today (September 2017)  do not remember even the existence of this store.