A Look Back: G.E.M. department stores

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We take a look back to the mid 1960’s in the metro, where popular Government Employee Mart’s were scattered throughout the country, including one in Maplewood! Unfortunately this store burned down in 1967, and soon after, in 1973, the rest of the G.E.M.’s closed down, leading to the upbringing of stores like Sam’s Club and Costco.