Margolis Men's Store 1912
Margolis Men’s Store is the oldest surviving business in Jacksonville, NC. In 1912 the Margolis Family resided in Jacksonville and established a clothing store. Family members from left to right: Max, Fannie, Lottie, Leon, Bessie, Isaac, and Maurice.
Photo Courtesy of Marilyn Margolis
Max Margolis founded Margolis Men’s store on Court Street in what is now Downtown Jacksonville. From here he expanded his store to a general merchandise store but still specialized in clothing. In 1976 the store was relocated to the New River Shopping center until 1994 to its present location at Westwood Village.