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Sisters Keep Women-Owned KC Shop in Family
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TitleSisters Keep Women-Owned KC Shop in Family
AbstractSisters Abbey Fields and Sarah Douglas believe their business, Shop Beautiful, is the only retail store in Kansas City to have been continuously owned and operated by women for at least 75 years. The business began in 1936 by sisters Alice DeVasher and Dorothy Gangwer as an antique and gift store. Fields' and Douglas' mother, Ruthelma Martin, bought the store in 1967. Many Shop Beautiful customers have been coming to the store for decades, and can remember stories about the original owners.
AuthorLinda Friedel
PhotographerLinda Friedel
DateMarch 30, 2011
SourceWednesday Sun
LocationMicrofilm
Volume74
Number13
Page1A, 7A
SubjectStores & shops
Local SubjectShop Beautiful
Brookside Shopping Center
IllustrationsYes
Item TypeNewspaper Article
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CONTENTdm number40331
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