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A Norfolk, Virginia
Norfolk is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. With a population of 242,803 as of the 2010 Census, it is Virginia's second-largest city behind neighboring Virginia Beach....
based chain of shoe stores that was once a leading East Coast
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retailer. Founded in 1885, it was known for live monkeys in some of the retail locations http://www.npl.lib.va.us/history/history32.html
. One of the larger freestanding suburban stores was at Ward's Corner in Norfolk http://www.rkpuma.com/ov/nickel20.htm
. The family sold the company in 1982. The company is now defunct, having filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 1992http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_hb3070/is_199203/ai_n7735073
and closing for good in 1998.