Pat & Pam Shop – Located at 31 Pleasant St. “Your Children’s Store”

Krays- Located on Pleasant St.
H.W. Pray – Located at 20 Pleasant St.  Locate It

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  1. there were several other dress shops in newburyport in 1974 PWP Fashions was founded by phyllis webster perkins it was located behind Webster’s ice cream stand on merrimac st. it was a small womens clothing store and closed in the early 1900’s

    Cindy Blatt June 28, 2008 at 12:55 pm Reply
  2. Mostly Jeans was located on State st in the early 70’s all they were jeans of all styles and colors.

    dmeaton September 25, 2008 at 7:03 pm Reply
  3. Nate’s Mens’ shop was located on State St. a few doors North of the current incarnation of Taffy’s. Steven’s Mens’ was on Pleasant St. in the block before the post office. Pray’s was on the North side of Pleasant St. and was considered to be a small department store. They had a mens’, childrens’, and womans’ depts. as well as a shoe dept. Downstairs was housewares, ( mostly soft items like curtains and linens, etc.). They had a cool rear door that got you out to Inn St. in a round about way. Also incorporated into the floor plan was Kennedy’s, a food store that sold cheese, peanut butter, and a lot of other stuff too. Kennedy’s was originally to the right of Pray’s until they suffered a very destructive fire. They re-located with-in Pray’s on the main floor, displacing what had been a clothing section. The General Store'( now gone) opened shop in the re-built,( after the fire) Kennedy’s location. Kray’s was coincidently located next door to Pray’s. It was the more up-scale clothier in town and was in the former Lunt and Kelly’s building. Puritan’s was a woman’s clothing store oposite Pray’s and as I recall, had the coldest water in town from their drinking fountain. The Steven’s store left a reminder of its existance on Pleasant St. If one walks into the sidewalk alcove to the former front doors to the store, looking down, the Steven’s store name is still in the alcove paving… Try shopping for “everyday” clothes in Newburyport today. You’ll be sure to find that like nearly all downtowns across America, the “walk to” stores and shops are gone… Maybe in our supposed “current econonomic crisis”, the downtowns will begin to re-form as the shopping places they once were and now need to be. Offering a variety of goods aimed at every-day consumers instead of depending on a “tourist” economy.

    p.j. nichypor May 30, 2009 at 5:31 pm Reply
  4. Please help me out with the name of the store on Inn Street that sold Woolrich outer wear during the 1970’s. And, was it Siddarthur, sp?) on Middle Street?

    p. j. nichypor September 24, 2009 at 5:59 pm Reply
  5. Was Gabriel’s at one time a movie theater? that was a cavernous store!

    Chris Becker May 25, 2010 at 12:04 am Reply
  6. I used to live right across the street from Buccaneer’s clothing on Pike Street. I remember one summer in the late 80’s camouflage was ‘de rigueur’. I begged my mom for some, god only knows why it was so important, but peer pressure’s a bitch in middle school. Buccaneer’s sold some of course, I never really got anything except for a simple T-shirt. Oh well, no matter, I turned out to be a Navy Man anyhow!

    Chris Becker May 25, 2010 at 1:46 am Reply
  7. Those were the good old days. I worked at JJ Newburys as a waitress. I shopped all those stores. As I got older and had a son, we shopped Buccaneers, also. That was thee store to shop, Lol. GOOD MEMORIES

    Barbara April 2, 2017 at 10:13 am Reply
  8. My Grandfather. Abraham David Kray established Krays Department Store in Newburyport in the 1920’s. The store supported his large family, including my mom Lylian Kray. The store morphed into Krays Men’s Shop on Pleasant St. which was managed by my cousin Elaine Kray Tucker and her husband Ty Tucker. The store closed I believe in the 1990’s. I spent many enjoyable visits to this store in my youth!
    Across the street was the Puritan clothing store, a women’s clothing store. I believe this store was started by a man named Kalman who was married to my aunt Rebecca Kray Kalman and remained in Rebecca’s family managed by her son Morris for many decades.

    Geoffrey Sherwood February 20, 2020 at 3:27 pm Reply

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