In 1838, the first Jacobson’s store opened in Reed City, Michigan.  It eventually expanded, opening stores in Ann Arbor, Battle Creek and Jackson, Michigan as well, moving its headquarters to Jackson in 1937.  Two years later Nathan Rosenfeld purchased the company and began expanding it throughout the state and held the position of chairman until his death in 1982. The store catered to the fashion needs of upscale Michigan clientele and eventually expanded to other states, including Florida. The store continues to be profitable in Florida, but the Michigan stores, after more than 150 years, remain closed.

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