Series looking at the independent department stores fighting back against the big brands.

The Department Store - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2008-11-17

The Department Store - Century 21 (department store) - Netflix

Century 21 Department Stores LLC is a chain of department stores in the northeastern United States, headquartered in New York City.

The Department Store - History - Netflix

The company was founded in 1961, by Sonny Gindi, Ralph Gindi, and Al Gindi. The original store is located at 472 86th Street in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Founder Al Gindi's son, Raymond Gindi, currently serves as Century 21's chief operating officer. The Century 21 flagship location is in Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America. It serves as a base for a 40-floor office tower built on top of it. The store became an emotional flashpoint during and after the September 11, 2001 attacks. The store was evacuated after the first plane hit the World Trade Center, and the interior was heavily damaged from the collapse of the Twin Towers. Initially it was not certain that the store would be rebuilt, but the owners opted to remain at the same site and the store was renovated and reopened in the summer of 2002. Thousands of people waited hours on the morning of the reopening so they could have a sales receipt from that day. On October 28, 2014, the firm opened its first location outside of the greater New York area, housed on 2 floors of the former Strawbridge's flagship on Market Street in Center City Philadelphia. They also opened a location at the Sawgrass Mills in Sunrise, FL

The Department Store - References - Netflix