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July 02, 2022

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Bedell's stated construction on their second store on the West Coast in early 1925 at 520 SW 6th (6th & Alder).

Oregonian 6/30/1965
Bedell's filled for bankruptcy June 8. It was one of the city's leading women's apparel shops. Schedules show assets of $301,988 and debts of $304,320. Harry Bergman owner of shops in Portland, Tuesday bought all the clothing stock, furniture and equipment of the bankrupt Bedell store for $65,000 at a bankruptcy hearing. The assets Bergman purchased had been valued at $128,474.

Bedell's blamed suburban shopping mall for their demise, and now the malls are blaming online shopping

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