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Buffum's was a chain of Long Beach, California based department stores founded in 1904. It grew slowly over the years to a total of 16 stores throughout Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties. Like other local department stores of the era, Buffum's was challenged by old-fashioned business models, changing consumer, tastes and the arrival of Seattle-based retailer, Nordstrom. In a last-ditch effort to modernize, Buffum's installed new point-of-sale registers in all stores in 1990, only to enter liquidation following the 1990 holiday shopping season. The chain was bought in the 1970s by the Australia-based Adelaide Steamship Company, which looked to sell the struggling chain in the 1980s. AdSteam never found a buyer and liquidated the chain in March 1991. -From Wikipedia

Pomona Store:

The former Pomona Store is at the eastern end of the downtown Pomona Mall and is now part of the Western University of Health Sciences.

Pomona Store Store On the corner of 2nd and Palomares. This photo is from a Western University of Health Sciences video and shows the Buffum's store in the late 1970s.

Pomona Store Store On the corner of 3rd and Palomares in 2008.(Andrew Novak Photo)

Pomona Store Store On the corner of 3rd and Palomares in 2008.(Andrew Novak Photo)

Lakewood Store:

The former Lakewood Store became the Pacific's Lakewood Center South Theatres. The theatre closed sometime in 2008.

Lakewood Store Store after the theatre closed in 2008.(Andrew Novak Photo)

Lakewood Store Store after the theatre closed in 2008.(Andrew Novak Photo)

Lakewood Store Store after the theatre closed in 2008.(Andrew Novak Photo)



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