The Store With a Heart


Photo by Donna Allred

Blumenthal's, on Greensboro's South Elm Street, wasn't just a store. It was an institution.

In a world where the pace of change is ever-increasing, generations of customers looked forward to returning to a place that was always just like they remembered it.

Now, after nearly 80 years, Blumenthal's downtown store is just a memory.
(Originally posted 2005)

Update: Robert Lee Blumenthal, 69, died August 26, 2013. He retired in June 2012 because of illness.


'The Store With a Heart'
© 2005
Tom Lassiter