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Last week's question was "When and Where Did this Store Open?" The image was clearly of Lord & Taylor, as evidenced by the characteristic logo on the building, and a number of people recalled the store being in Bishop's Corner.
"Bishops Corner where Marshalls is now. It opened before 1960 because I remember getting my clothes there when I was a kid. There was a great restaurant on the back called The Bird Cage. I felt pretty special going there with my aunt on a Saturday afternoon," commented Lisa Petersen.
Mary Jane Spencer, Cathy Sullivan, and Dianne Rechel also had fond memories of eating at the Bird Cage Restaurant in the store. Dianne said she still has a sweater she bought at the store for $2.90! Lisa Lenkiewicz remembered getting her bat mitzvah dress at Lord & Taylor in 1970, and Cathy Sullivan remembered going there to visit Santa Claus.
David Brandwein thought that Lord & Taylor opened in Bishops Corner in February 1953. You were pretty close, David. According to the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society, "After a lengthy zoning struggle that was heard by the State Supreme Court, the Lord & Taylor department store was built in Bishops Corner. On opening day in April 1954, 35,000 people visited the store."