"Anchor store" from the 50s?

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Tue Oct 8 16:15:21 UTC 2002

On Tue, Oct 08, 2002 at 12:10:43PM -0400, Paul McFedries wrote:
> The December 8, 1975 issue of Business Week says that "In the 1950s, the big
> 'anchor stores' that acted as magnets for customers of suburban shopping
> centers -- and often owned them -- demanded and won considerable say over
> the rest of the tenant mix." This has got me thinking that the phrase
> "anchor store" was around in the 50s. Can anyone confirm this or give an
> earliest date for this phrase?

We have two examples from 1960 in our files. Nothing from the '50s.

Jesse Sheidlower

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