This section contains information about the stores owned by Pearl’s Department Stores, Inc. over time. Pearl’s Department Stores was started by Paul I. (“P. I.”) Pearl in Alburgh, Vermont. New stores were opened over the years and some stores were closed. Also, some stores were spun off to other relatives, who in some cases renamed them. Pearl’s Department Stores, Inc. was the workplace for many relatives and in-laws who got their start in the retail business by working for “P. I.”.