|Some Photographs From Our Archives|
Fred Johnson sent me this note this morning: "J Press's Building on York Street has been determined to be structurally unsafe and closed today by the New Haven Building Department. There have been structural issues for some time and I think they have been planning to relocate somewhere else in the city."
This was echoed in the story, "New Haven clothing store J. Press deemed unsafe due to snowfall", in the New Haven Register.
I first wrote about my experiences in the New Haven store in this entry: Recollections of J. Press and my Father, which still remains one of my favorite.
I am sure there are many, many people with vivid memories of their experiences in this landmark.
|Although the dreadful York Street collection was an ominous sign for the future of J. Press, the idea that they would no longer occupy the same location, to which I have been going since I was a small child, is even more so.|