Squirrel Hill Retailing: 1966 to Present

APRIL 14, 2009

Speaker: Jim Reich, Former President of the Squirrel Hill Merchants Association

Born in Pittsburgh, Jim Graduated Allderdice, 1956. BA Franklin & Marshall College, 1960. MBA Harvard, 1962. Jim worked for Eagle Clothes, a men’s clothing manufacturer and retailer in New York, 1962-1966. Purchased Frank Men’s Wear in April, 1966. Original location was 5820 Forbes (Now Contemporary Concepts) from 1966 to 1976. Developed Constantin Pontiac building into Forbes/Shady Plaza, 1976. Operated men’s clothing store, called Reich/Frank Clothes, 1966 to 1994. Sold to Men’s Wearhouse in 1994. Active in Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition. President of Squirrel Hill Merchants Council for 15 years.

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