Army & Navy

ARMY & NAVY Department Store has been a downtown VANCOUVER institution for more than 80 years. Founded in 1919 on West Hastings St by three Cohen brothers, Sam, Joe and Harry, the army-surplus business grew to a chain of 5 stores known for their variety of merchandise sold at bargain basement prices. Sam bought out his brothers and ran the business until his death in 1966; control left the family's hands at that time. In 1998 Sam's granddaughter Jacqui Cohen reassumed family control of the...

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