In retail history

by John Delano from Wikimedia Commons

by John Delano from Wikimedia Commons

February 2nd, 1893, Sears, Roebuck & Co. open their first store in the Merchandising Building in Chicago, Il. This gave the young company its first brick & mortar store after seven years in business.  Along with an expanding assortment of general merchandise, the store includes an optical shop and a soda fountain.

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