Jacksonville Men's Clothing & Shoe Store
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Margolis Men's Store is the oldest surviving business in Jacksonville, NC. In 1912 the Margolis Family resided in Jacksonville and established a clothing store. Family members from left to right: Max, Fannie, Lottie, Leon, Bessie, Isaac, and Maurice.

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Margolis Family
Photo Courtesy of Marilyn Margolis

Current Margolis Men's Store

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Max Margolis founded Margolis Men's Store on Court Street in what is now Downtown Jacksonville. From here he expanded his store to a general merchandise store but still specialized in clothing. In 1976 the store was relocated to the New River Shopping center until 1994 to its present location at Westwood Village.