Table 9

BRIDGEPORT: RETAIL STORES, PRINCIPAL BUSINESS DISTRICT, 1958

A: Store types in the 35th and Halsted business district
Types and number of stores according to department of commerce (SIC) codes (a)
Accounting/bookkeeping1Library1
Archit./eng.services1Liquor stores4
Banks1 Meat markets1
Barbers3Men's/boys' clothing5
Children/infant's wear4Millinary stores 1
Cigar shops1Movie houses1
Cobblers/repair2 Optomotrists3
Confectionery1 Power launderies3
Corset and lingerie2 Real estate 2
Currency handlers1 Retail bakeries1
Department stores3 Shoe stores6
Drug and proprietary1 Supermarkets2
Eateries6 Taverns 3
Furniture stores1 Vacant 9
Gift/novelty stores3Variety stores4
Hardware stores1Women's wear5
Hosiery1Other4
Jewelry stores 1

B: South side business district comparison
Bridgeport business district compared with those of New City and Englewood (b)
StatisticBridgeportNew CityEnglewood
Sales ($ Millions)20.032.888.3
Community sales share52%44%63%
Payroll ($ Millions)2.04.312.1
Employees36915794034
Number of SIC types383861
Establishments9188253
Frontage (feet)245029408055
Floor area (1000 sq.ft)205317799
Shopping trips96721023927095
Shopping goods population
served
213000133570353220
trade area
served (sq.mi.)
6.38.015.5
Convenience goods population
served
35003160069720
trade area
served (sq.mi.)
2.01.62.1

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Notes:
 a. Standard Industrial Classification code categories; common names used
    here  may differ.

 b. Districts are: Bridgeport--35th/Halsted; New City--47th/Ashland;
    Englewood--63rd/Halsted. As a point of reference, New City's business
    (or 'shopping center') ranked sixth of such Chicago centers in 1939,
    eighth in 1945, and eighteenth (of sixty) in 1948. 

Source:
 Chicago Commercial Reference Handbook (1963), pp. 2-3, 42-3, 62-3.
 See bibliography for publication information.