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Goldwater's Department Store was a department store chain based in Phoenix, Arizona. It was founded in Gila City, Arizona, in 1860 and moved to Phoenix in 1872. The store was founded by Michael Goldwater, the grandfather of U.S. Senator and 1964 presidential candidate Barry Goldwater.

Goldwater's was acquired by Associated Dry Goods Corp. in 1963 and was merged into ADG's J. W. Robinson (Los Angeles) division in 1983. At this time the Tucson stores were sold to Dillard's. The remaining former Goldwater's stores were acquired by May Department Stores as part of May's 1986 acquisition of ADG. May Department Stores merged their May Company California and J. W. Robinson's divisions in 1989 as Robinson's-May, folding in Denver's May Daniels & Fisher. Following the purchase of May by Federated Department Stores in 2006, the majority of the Phoenix area stores were converted to Macy's.

The Goldwater family reclaimed the store's old logo in 1989 and reincarnated it as a food company called Goldwater's Foods. Today they are known for their fine salsas.


Further reading

  • . (2006). In Encyclop√¶dia Britannica. Retrieved September 25, 2006, from Britannica Concise Encyclopedia.
  • Edwards, Lee. (1995) "Goldwater: The Man Who Made a Revolution". Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, Inc. ISBN 0-89526-471-4.
  • Goldberg, Robert A. (1997). Barry Goldwater. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-07257-0.
  • Hess, Karl (1967). "In a cause that......
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