Do You Remember Mammoth Mart?
Mammoth Mart was a discount department store with five Connecticut locations that included Bristol, East Hartford, Guilford, Manchester and North Haven.
The chain was founded by Max Coffman in Framingham, Massachusetts in 1956.
Marty the elephant was on top of each store along with the Mammoth Mart name.
Mammoth Mart was a favorite place for closeouts, factory seconds, and especially bargains.
Unlike many other discount dept. stores, it had a grimy, dark and informal appearance.
Other discount department store retailers like K-Mart, Zayre, and Bradlees would subsequently expand on this concept with a more formal look and feel.
By 1969 the chain had 35 stores and eventually filed for bankruptcy in August 1977.
The chain was acquired by now-defunct King’s Department Stores in 1978 and Mammoth Mart was no more.
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