My late Grandparents Hal and Doreen Sager owned a sweet shop called Jack Marks in Kirrie Buildings.
Miriam Jacquelyn Poswell
My dad owned Union bottle store next to Dundee butchery
I remember Paul Jaffa owning Paul of Carnaby Street which was downstairs near the OK Bazars
Laura Konviser and the best Chinese restaurant there – across the road was Bobs motors
My husband’s (Julian) auntie Lily had the sweet shop and I believe she played the piano for the silent movies at the cinema
The shop was at the Palace cinema. Lily owned it and sister Janie worked with her.
I am impressed by your keen memories
Remember my dreaded haircuts at Nosels when I was a kid
Everyone went there before Renata opened and we moved into the world of the razor cut.
Ivan Kaye Max-carol Wolf
followed by Ramjis to get our school clothes
Ramjis was for our “fancy duds”… Hassamals (sp) was where we got our school uniforms!!
Went Mechula and Bothwell on Abercorn Street?
Rachel Rachbind Judelman
Great memories. Many Jewish owned businesses in the vicinity
My mum has Children’s Fashion House in the arcade opposite the town hall and where Wimpy was at the other end of the Arcade. And my Dad had Fabric’s Bazaar opposite Haddon and Sly.
Ben Steinberg and Ascot Cafe – and your mum was the best Hebrew teacher on the planet
Lyn Weeden Pieters
Many beautiful historical memories.
My dad and my uncle Basil had Farmers Butchers next to Woolworth’s. They made the best billing in town. Which, of course, made it the best in the world.
My dad had Abercorn Pharmacy.
Morrison’s (Thelma Eliasov), Seckel’s.
Michael Greenspan – Morrison was in Fife AVE next to Standard Bank and opp Haddon and Sly.
Mike Kuttner Fife Street
My late grandfather, Abe Gelman, owned Kirrie Buildings (Abercorn str.), Shell House and Belvedere (Fort str.), and the building housing Terblanche Furnishers.
Helene Brian Rabinowitz
Brings back lots of wonderful memories
Simon Lewis – An aerial view showing Sagars .
Simon Lewis my father owned Sager
My Dad owned Whitesons furnitures at 95 A Abercorn Street next to Dundee butchery and opposit Bradlows building
Wonderful memories and reminiscences – I remember all the places and people mentioned. I still live in Bulawayo.
I think I am a generation older than most of the respondents, and actually lived in Abercorn street for a while as did many of my contemporaries.
Hi Raykie. You were my madrich. I think a compilation of Byo. memories would be amazing, worthwhile and a Herculean task. Please do it.
Elsa Roth Yes, great idea. I have more to contribute and will send by email.
Miss Millers Private Hospital was at 6 Abercorn St. Early 1900s births were here.
My mom had a dress shop on Fife St called Nina’s in the mid 60’s. She also opened a children’s clothing shop on Selborne Ave called Sandra’s
Many – were refugees from Lithuania
Miriam Bloch Lipshitz
What a special, emotional and emotive thread. Bulawayo will always be home to many, no matter where we are in the world.
My family, especially my brother, Eric Bloch, were so invested in the community, the city and the country.
My grandfather and thence my father owned Kirrie Buildings, Abercorn/9th Avenue.
Lovely thread. Can’t contribute as my parents’ business was in Industrial Sites. But… this inspired me to go look at the now Jason Moyo st. in google maps and it turns out they have just updated the satellite imagery of Bulawayo – it is as of 2023!
Joanne Simon Verster
My dad had Victoria service station. My grandparents had several properties in town, one of which was a Bata building. Julie Duek do you remember any of the others?
Jill Boyer Samowitz
What a fantastic thread so many memories thank you so much
I new it as Abecohen St
Thanks to all for great thread. We already have the names and addresses of over 50 Jewish homes mapped out in Bulawayo on a Google map and can either add Jewish businesses to it or create a separate version. Of course it would be wonderful to have the stories.
See Jewish Homes in Bulawayo – Zimbabwe Jewish Community
My folks has a jewellery shop called Gaffen and Son.
95 Grey Street. Cycle and General Distrubutors. Started by my Grand father Solly Cohen
So nice to see and read all about the past I believe that it would be great if someone as Elsa Roth suggests to put a book together about our wonderful past.
I also remember most of the people mentioned and had business dealings with.
What wonderful memories of so many people about the amazing life we all had growing up in Bulawayo..
. There are so many names, roads and businesses that have suddenly come back to life in my mind.
Whiteson’s Furnishes… My father, Harry Goldman
Ask Dave Gaffen. He has just visited Bulawayo.
Leonard Brenda Marcus
No one has mentioned Fritz’s on Grey Street next to the City Hall which stretched from Fife St to Grey. It was a pie stall
Had the best hot dogs, later moved to 14th Avenue to become more up market
Very popular to visit on a Sunday night after Habonim.
Leonard Brenda Marcus
They started as a little hot dog stand outside the city hall. It was a highlight of Sunday for the whole family to end up at Fritz’s for an early supper.
Oh goodness this is it’s like reliving the marvellous mrs Mazel
My Grandparents Oscar & Bertha Nussbaum had Roberta’s Dress Shop on Abercorn Street next to Lieberman’s Jewelry.
Just spent a week in Bulawayo .
Each day was spent going to places in and around the city recalling what we did there in our youth !!!
Some still in good shape others neglected !!
Also…….my Dad had Modern Motors on Janeson and 10th to 11th Ave.
My late wife and I had Music, ext door to 8th Ave Pharmacy, and whet delightful neighbors the Goldmans were, plus Music in 8the Ave Arcade next to Wimpy and Truworhs and Mc. and Both…
Mervyn Taub what great memories and how lucky we all were