Levy's (department store)

Levy's, also known as Levy Brothers, was a department store based in Tucson, Arizona, United States. It was founded in 1950 by Jewish brothers Jacob and Ben Levy, who acquired the former Myers & Bloom department store in downtown Tucson.[1]

A second Levy's was later added at El Con Mall, Tucson's oldest shopping mall, in 1960.[1][2][3] This store was followed by one in Foothills Mall in 1983.

The store at El Con Mall relocated to a different building in the mall in 1969[4] (the old building becoming Steinfeld’s[5]), which changed names several times. The store was owned by Federated Department Stores, which absorbed it into its other subsidiary (Sanger-Harris) in 1985; Sanger-Harris became Foley’s in 1987 and was sold to May Company in 1988. Foley’s became Robinsons-May February 2, 1997.[6] It would hold this name until a 2006 conversion to Macy’s. This location closed in 2008, and has been demolished.[7] The Foothills Mall store similarly became Sanger-Harris, and then Foley’s; however, it was closed in 1994 as Foley’s,[8] and is now divided between Ross Dress for Less, Nike Factory Store, and a vacant space last occupied by Linens ‘N’ Things.[9]


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