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Article name is misspelled
As any New Yorker knows, it's Gimbels -- no apostrophe.
- See two period newspaper ads here:
- See photos of the sign itself here:
- See an image of the Gimbels Flyer train toy that the department store had, here:
- And to assure that it's not just the NY store, see this headline and story from the Appleton [Wisconsin] Post-Crescent, November 18, 1968, here:
http://www.foxvalleyhistory.org/turningpoints/businesses/business-gimbels1.html --220.127.116.11 15:31, 19 December 2006 (UTC)
This line appears incorrect: By the time of World War II, profits had exploded to a net worth of $500 million, or over $1 billion in today's money. $500M in 1949 would be approximately $5Bn now (so, yes, over $1Bn). Not knowing if it is the $500M or $1Bn figure that is wrong, I have not changed the text - but a simple converter to do this is at: http://www.measuringworth.com/ppowerus/?redirurl=calculators/ppowerus/ —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 10:30, 25 February 2010 (UTC)
List of former locations
Ugh. Do we really need those freaking MSA's? They just make everything more confusing. It's also nearly impossible to add locations to the list when one can never figure out what MSA a certain city is in. I'm working on a major overhaul of the store listing. TenPoundHammer 20:24, 3 March 2007 (UTC)
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Why does Adam_Gimbel redirect to Gimbels? Do we know so little about him that he can't have his own biography page? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jgoulden (talk • contribs) 02:54, 18 December 2010 (UTC)
The Terrible TowelMain article: Terrible Towel Upon the sudden popularity of the Terrible Towel, Pittsburgh area department stores sold out all yellow and black hand towels. Because the hand towels were often sold as a set, with matching bath towels, stores were left with uneven sets. This prompted Gimbels to begin marketing "The Official Myron Cope Terrible Towel" during the 1976 season.
Here is the section of the article. It is totally and utterly meaningless to anyone who doesn't know what a "terrible towel" is. You might as well not add the section at all, because it does so little to inform anyone of encyclopedic information. A person should not have to search "terrible towel" or click the link in order to know what you are writing about. Just tell us simply what sort of promotion the "terrible towel" was. One short sentence is enough. Then describe the association with Gimbels. Amandajm (talk) 10:31, 28 March 2011 (UTC)