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November 14, 1988 | GEORGE WHITE, Times Staff Writer
Inscribed on a granite obelisk in the city of Temecula--along with famous names like military scout Kit Carson and Pio Pico, the last Mexican governor of California--is the name "Simon Levi," a commercial pioneer who founded a general store in the San Diego area in 1873. The Simon Levi Co. had grown by developing a liquor distributorship as solid as the Temecula memorial when Jay Jacobs, the great grandson of the founder, took the corporate reins 15 years ago.
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November 14, 1988 | GEORGE WHITE, Times Staff Writer
Inscribed on a granite obelisk in the city of Temecula--along with famous names like military scout Kit Carson and Pio Pico, the last Mexican governor of California--is the name "Simon Levi," a commercial pioneer who founded a general store in the San Diego area in 1873. The Simon Levi Co. had grown by developing a liquor distributorship as solid as the Temecula memorial when Jay Jacobs, the great grandson of the founder, took the corporate reins 15 years ago.
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September 20, 1988 | GEORGE WHITE, Times Staff Writer
Simon Levi Co., a Carson-based firm with a 115-year business record, has closed its wholesale liquor distributorship and eliminated 275 jobs. Levi, which has distributed leading distilled spirits in Southern California since 1934, officially eliminated that operation Friday. The company, which evolved from 1870s-era general store operations in Temecula and San Diego, will continue to own and sell a line of wines and beer. The firm eliminated its food operations in 1952.
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September 20, 1988 | GEORGE WHITE, Times Staff Writer
Simon Levi Co., a Carson-based firm with a 115-year business record, has closed its wholesale liquor distributorship and eliminated 275 jobs. Levi, which has distributed leading distilled spirits in Southern California since 1934, officially eliminated that operation Friday. The company, which evolved from 1870s-era general store operations in Temecula and San Diego, will continue to own and sell a line of wines and beer. The firm eliminated its food operations in 1952.
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