Do you remember Gregory’s menswear store?

Today’s post is a quick one, hoping to get your ideas for a future post!

Do you happen to remember the Gregory’s menswear store that operated downtown for many years? Jim McClure has a great post on it over on his York Town Square blog, which I found while looking for something else this week.

That got me thinking that I didn’t remember having listed it in our stores of the past directory, so of course I had to remedy that!

Then, I realized that commenter John L. had seen Jim’s post too; he wrote, “I saw on another blog that the old building on N George Street that used to house Gregory’s men’s store has been turned into luxury apartments. that’s fantastic for downtown York. It also triggered memories of my mother buying clothing for me at Gregory’s for years until I was about a sr. in high school. The semi annual Gregory’s sale was a big deal for her. She would get there before the store opened to get the best bargains for me and my father.The store would always be packed with shoppers. I also had the privilege of doing a radio show in 1968 and 69 on WORK that was sponsored by Gregory’s (“The Gregory Gift Program”) . It was corny but people seemed to like it. I wonder if anybody else remembers those Gregory’s Semi Annual sales?”

I definitely have to echo John’s question… any other Gregory’s memories to share?

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My name is Joan and I'm a lifelong Yorker. Throughout high school and college, I swore I was getting out of here as soon as possible. Now, a few years later, I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be. I love my town, and I hear every day from readers who love their towns, too. So please, connect with me and let's share what makes life in York County great. I'm here to help you enjoy this place as much as I do!
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3 Responses to Do you remember Gregory’s menswear store?

  1. Mike says:

    My dad always bought his dress-up clothes at Gregory’s in the sixties. Sport coats, shoes, shirts, and dress pants. He was a “sharped dress man.”

  2. dufus says:

    Always bought my clothes at Gregorys downtown.
    It was always a great experience buying there
    and the sales people were the best.

  3. Ed Laucks says:

    I live in Florida but I am from York. My sister Penny Shellenberger of York sent me the newspaper article about Dietz’s and Gregory’s. I remember them both. I remember our mother had to “drag” our father to Gregory’s to get new suits and sports coats. He hated shoping for clothes.It was almost that bad with underwear too! But I did buy clothes there myself since they knew my father so well. I really miss the home town feel. Small stores where everyone knew each other. I’ve been batting around in my mind, did Gregory’s open a store in one of the shopping centers? I know Gingrich’s did. Thanks for the memories! I will be reading every week from now on.

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