More Hochberger’s memories from a former customer

In mid-2012, I shared a letter from Greta London about her family’s clothing store, Hochberger’s, which was in business at 237 W. Market St. from the early 1900s until about early 1980s.

After that was posted, I heard from Adona L. Rishel of Springettsbury Township, a devoted Hochberger’s shopper!

Adona shared the photo above, about which she writes, “What a surprise to read Greta London’s note about her family’s clothing store, Hochberger’s on West Market Street. Did that ever bring back joyous memories. From the time he was 3 years old, we took our son, Andy, to the ‘store across the bridge’ for his clothes. Mr. Hochberger was a natural, classic clothier who was always elegrantly dressed. He brought out the best he had, but let you choose. ‘They just don’t make ‘em like that anymore,’ Joan!”

The photo she shared, which you can see above, is of her son, Andy Rishel, taken in about 1962. He was completely outfitted by Mr. Hochberger in this photo. Adona says, “The coat is a black and white checked wool, paired with black slacks, leather gloves, black shoes and a red Eton hat. The bunny was not from Hochberger’s!”

Adona, thank you so much for sharing – I hope other Hochberger’s shoppers will chime in with memories as well!

About Joan

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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One Response to More Hochberger’s memories from a former customer

  1. Betsy Baird says:

    My Mother did get some clothing for me from Hochberger’s. I think there was also another Hochberger’s store in Hanover, nearly across from where the York Rd met Broadway.
    Why must all the old stores be going, if not already gone? A person must kill themselves walking through the huge stores like Walmart and Galleria! And, the old stores gave a customer much better customer courtesy than they now do!!
    Betsy Baird

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