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Goldblatt's was a chain of local discount stores that operated in Chicago, Illinois as well as Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin. Founded in 1914, the chain grew to more than twenty stores at its peak, gradually closing its stores in the 1990s and selling others to Ames before finally closing completely in 2000. Goldblatt's was founded by brothers Nate and Maurice Goldblatt. Immigrants from Poland, the Goldblatt family ran a grocery store and butcher shop on Chicago's west side. Nate and Maurice opened their first store near the corner of Ashland and Chicago Avenue. During the Great Depression of the 1930s Goldblatt's did well, and the brothers were able to purchase several smaller department stores. In 1936, Goldblatt's opened their State Street flagship store at State and Van Buren. Goldblatt's moved towards more upscale products and offered small appliances, a deli, and confectionary goods.