Part 2 Warrensburg (NY) Pearl’s Department Store

Chain: Pearl’s Department Stores, Inc.

Date Opened: August 20, 1980

Date Closed:  March, 1988 (When Pearl’s Department Store, Inc. ceased operations)

Street Address(es) when open (Building name/block) Grand Union Shopping Center Plaza, Main Street and Emerson Avenue [Current Address]:

Former Store(s)  in Location(s):  ?

Later Store(s) in Location(s): ?

Buildings still exist?: JICNote: Grand Union Plaza still exists,  not sure if it is same structure as in 1988

Owners, Managers, Employees:

  • Robert Geroux, first manager (1980 – ?)
  • Donna Van Slooten, Manager for 5 years

Subsequent Owners if sold:

Articles, Pictures, Ads:

Pearl’s Lake Luzerne Warrensburg Grand Opening ad (Warrensburg Lake George News 08-20-1980 p3) via Fulton History

Store opening (Post-Star 08-23-1980, p21)

Pearl’s Corinth Lake Luzerne Ticonderoga Warrensburg – joint ad (Post-Star 09-05-1981 p20)

Pearl’s Corinth Lake Luzerne Ticonderoga Warrensburg ad (Post-Star 12-16-1981 p28)

Students collect for NASA (Post-Star 06-13-1986, p11)

Gave a scholarship at Warrensburg Central School 1985 graduation ((Post-Star 06-22-1985, p 32)

Warrensburg has Christmas Lights (Warrensburg Lake George News 12-24-1986 P3)

Donna Van Slooten Store Manager for 5 years (The News abd Times 03-07-1990 p8)

Grand Union Plaza – Main Street and Emerson Avenue (Google Earth 2018) JICNote: Pearl’s was probably location of Family Dollar.