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Hart's Department Store
Meyer Hart established a small storefront in New Kensington in the 1910s to sell buttons and dry goods. This store became the basis for Hart's Department Store. The store expanded after Meyer married Ida Marcus in the early 1920s. It expanded again after World War II when my father, Edwin Hart, became the manager. Several branches were established in nearby shopping centers in the 1960s. My parents, Edwin and Enez Hart managed the store until the 1980s when they retired to Florida. The store was closed a few years after they sold it.
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