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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Ann's Fashions - Diamonds

Diamonds Department Store – 1961 Diamonds was located on Second St NW across from the First Lutheran Church. They were announcing the grand opening of a new store soon to open in the Arrowhead Shopping Center – Ann’s Fashions – Ann’s Fashions opened its doors in 1957 and was first owned by Mrs. Ann Schmunk. In 1973 Ralph Staffon purchased the store and took over operations in January of 1974. He had the store remodeled and enlarged and opened “The Quarry” in the basement, dedicated to sportswear. In October of 1974 Staffon opened Ann’s Plus at 205 North main St. Ann’s Plus was a store for women requiring half-sizes and larger sizes.

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