Why Weinstock's Disappeared in Sacramento
SacTV.com "Video of the Day" review by
Alex Cosper on October 11, 2012
Weinstock's was a department store that lasted in California for over a century. It began in Sacramento,
culminating in four stores in the capital region alone. It's greatest success was in the 1960s and 1970s,
before becoming troubled financially due to the late 1980s recession that wiped out many regional businesses.
Weinstock's was unable to overcome this financial devastation and ultimately filed for bankruptcy. The company's
assets were acquired by Federated, which owned several different brands in the retail business, including
Broadway Stores and Macy's.
Federated reorganized the chain in the mid 90s and ultimately dropped the name
Weinstock's and converted these stores to their own established brands. California historian Annette Kassis released
her book Weinstock's: Sacramento's Finest Department Store in August of this year, documenting the
history of the chain.
Annette Kassis Interview Series
Interview with Weinstock's Author Annette Kassis
Whatever Happened to Weinstock's? Part 1
Whatever Happened to Weinstock's? Part 2
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