Brown’s Emporium prepares to close after 104 years

March 20, 2024 |

CHATHAM, N.Y. (NEWS10) – For 104 years, a shoe business has been the sole of the Chatham community. In 1920, Brown’s Emporium opened its doors on a dream that would eventually become a legacy.

Judy Rundell bought the shoe business from the Brown family in 1990. Shortly after, she held a $5 shoe sale to sell the excess inventory.

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