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June 30, 1992 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is the last original store in what was one of Orange County's first shopping malls, and it will be gone by early next year. Officials with the Broadway store in the Anaheim Plaza mall told their 160 employees Monday that the department store--built in 1955--would close by Jan. 31. "It's going to be sad to see it go by the wayside," said Anaheim City Councilman William D. Ehrle, who attended the store's grand opening when he was a 14-year-old boy. "There are a lot of fond memories there."
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June 17, 1994 | GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Carter Hawley Hale shareholders were expecting to see a change when they gathered a year ago for their annual meeting at Pasadena's Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel. After all, the Los Angeles-based retailer--operator of the Broadway department store chain--had recently emerged from a painful bankruptcy reorganization and was ready to introduce David L. Dworkin, the new chief executive who had just taken the helm from Philip Hawley, who held top company positions for 20 years.
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BUSINESS
October 10, 1990 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Carter Hawley Hale Stores, trying to turn around its debt-ridden retailing empire, said Tuesday that it had agreed to sell its Thalhimers chain to May Department Stores for roughly $325 million and that it will slash 1,000 jobs from its four other divisions. The Los Angeles-based retailer, parent of the Broadway-Southern California, also provided fresh evidence of why it needs to revitalize: It reported a loss of $26 million for the fiscal year that ended Aug. 4.
NEWS
December 13, 1992 | IRIS YOKOI
Regina King, 8, was able to get her mother a new nightgown for Christmas last week. "Hers is all ripped up," said the Tenth Street School student. And Brian Lopez, also 8, got his mother a telephone-answering machine she has been wanting. Regina and Brian were two of 11 needy L.A. youngsters who went on shopping sprees at the Broadway department store in Downtown on Tuesday, courtesy of American Express.
BUSINESS
June 26, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Carson Mall Broadway Store to Close: Its parent, Carter Hawley Hale Stores, said it will close the store at Carson Mall by September, leaving the West's largest retailer with 88 Broadway, Broadway Southwest, Emporium and Weinstocks stores. Carter Hawley Hale has filed for protection from its creditors and is reorganizing under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy laws. It said it hoped to find jobs in the company for as many of the Carson store's 117 workers as possible.
NEWS
February 15, 1991 | MARTHA GROVES
Unless devotees of the Broadway have been hiding under a rock, they undoubtedly know that the department store's debt-laden owner has filed for protection from creditors under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. This doesn't mean that customers suddenly will be seeing padlocks on the doors or signs screaming "Lost Our Lease! Forced to Liquidate! Everything Must Go!"
BUSINESS
August 23, 1987 | MARTHA GROVES
The Broadway has cornered the market on a dust-busting product. Thanks to an unplanned influx of orders, the company said it has more than 1,300 cases of computer cleaning kits containing thousands of cans of "canned air," a pressurized product used to blow dust off computer parts. The cost: an estimated $186,000. That's the figure given by a former Broadway employee who pleaded not guilty Aug. 7 in Los Angeles Municipal Court to charges of grand theft in connection with the ordering.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1991
The Metropolitan Water District and The Broadway stores are co-sponsoring a $13-million program to distribute more than 2 million water conservation savings kits at the department store chain's 43 stores in Southern California. Lois Krieger, MWD board chairwoman, said the program will be "the biggest urban water conservation plumbing retrofit program ever in California."
NEWS
February 12, 1991 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On Feb. 24, 1896, a British-born merchant named Arthur Letts opened the Broadway Department Store in a 40-by-100-foot building at 4th Street and Broadway, then the outskirts of Los Angeles. The business made Letts so rich that he bought up a huge chunk of ranchland for $2 million and called it Holmby Hills. His son later built what is today the Playboy Mansion. During the boom years after World War II, a visionary young Broadway president, Edward W.
BUSINESS
October 5, 1990 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Broadway-Southern California said it will close its 41-year-old Westchester department store on Oct. 14, but all of the 110 employees affected are being offered jobs at nearby Broadway locations. A spokesman for Carter Hawley Hale Stores, parent of the 44-store Broadway chain, said no further store closings are planned. The company said the Westchester store, located at 8739 Sepulveda Blvd. in Los Angeles, was doing poorly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1992 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is the last original store in what was one of Orange County's first shopping malls, and it will be gone by early next year. Officials with the Broadway store in the Anaheim Plaza mall told their 160 employees Monday that the department store--built in 1955--would close by Jan. 31. "It's going to be sad to see it go by the wayside," said Anaheim City Councilman William D. Ehrle, who attended the store's grand opening when he was a 14-year-old boy. "There are a lot of fond memories there."
BUSINESS
June 26, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Carson Mall Broadway Store to Close: Its parent, Carter Hawley Hale Stores, said it will close the store at Carson Mall by September, leaving the West's largest retailer with 88 Broadway, Broadway Southwest, Emporium and Weinstocks stores. Carter Hawley Hale has filed for protection from its creditors and is reorganizing under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy laws. It said it hoped to find jobs in the company for as many of the Carson store's 117 workers as possible.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1991
The Metropolitan Water District and The Broadway stores are co-sponsoring a $13-million program to distribute more than 2 million water conservation savings kits at the department store chain's 43 stores in Southern California. Lois Krieger, MWD board chairwoman, said the program will be "the biggest urban water conservation plumbing retrofit program ever in California."
NEWS
February 15, 1991 | MARTHA GROVES
Unless devotees of the Broadway have been hiding under a rock, they undoubtedly know that the department store's debt-laden owner has filed for protection from creditors under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. This doesn't mean that customers suddenly will be seeing padlocks on the doors or signs screaming "Lost Our Lease! Forced to Liquidate! Everything Must Go!"
NEWS
February 12, 1991 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On Feb. 24, 1896, a British-born merchant named Arthur Letts opened the Broadway Department Store in a 40-by-100-foot building at 4th Street and Broadway, then the outskirts of Los Angeles. The business made Letts so rich that he bought up a huge chunk of ranchland for $2 million and called it Holmby Hills. His son later built what is today the Playboy Mansion. During the boom years after World War II, a visionary young Broadway president, Edward W.
BUSINESS
January 24, 1991 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Broadway-Southern California department stores, in a major management shuffle, on Wednesday named a new chairman and announced the resignation of the chain's president. The developments come amid a series of moves by Carter Hawley Hale Stores, the Los Angeles-based owner of Broadway, to invigorate its management and reduce its debts. Robert J. Rieland will take over, effective Feb.
BUSINESS
January 24, 1991 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Broadway-Southern California department stores, in a major management shuffle, on Wednesday named a new chairman and announced the resignation of the chain's president. The developments come amid a series of moves by Carter Hawley Hale Stores, the Los Angeles-based owner of Broadway, to invigorate its management and reduce its debts. Robert J. Rieland will take over, effective Feb.
BUSINESS
November 6, 1990 | STUART SILVERSTEIN
Richard F. Clayton, vice chairman and chief operating officer of the Broadway-Southern California department stores, will become chairman and chief executive of Stor Furnishings International, effective Nov. 12. Clayton, 49, will succeed Harvey G. Knell, 45, who has served as Stor's chairman and chief executive since the home furnishings chain opened in 1986.
BUSINESS
November 6, 1990 | STUART SILVERSTEIN
Richard F. Clayton, vice chairman and chief operating officer of the Broadway-Southern California department stores, will become chairman and chief executive of Stor Furnishings International, effective Nov. 12. Clayton, 49, will succeed Harvey G. Knell, 45, who has served as Stor's chairman and chief executive since the home furnishings chain opened in 1986.
BUSINESS
October 10, 1990 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Carter Hawley Hale Stores, trying to turn around its debt-ridden retailing empire, said Tuesday that it had agreed to sell its Thalhimers chain to May Department Stores for roughly $325 million and that it will slash 1,000 jobs from its four other divisions. The Los Angeles-based retailer, parent of the Broadway-Southern California, also provided fresh evidence of why it needs to revitalize: It reported a loss of $26 million for the fiscal year that ended Aug. 4.
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