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ⓘ Rike Kumler Co.. The Rike-Kumler Company was an American department store in Dayton, Ohio. In 1959, Rikes became part of the Federated Department Stores conglom ..




Rike Kumler Co.
                                     

ⓘ Rike Kumler Co.

The Rike-Kumler Company was an American department store in Dayton, Ohio. In 1959, Rikes became part of the Federated Department Stores conglomerate. In 1982, Federated merged Rikes with its Cincinnati unit, Shillitos, in order to form Shillito–Rikes. In 1986, Federated merged Shillito–Rikes into the Columbus-based Lazarus chain, which, in 2005 was consolidated with most other Federated chains under the Macys brand.

Rikes former main store in downtown Dayton was imploded in 1999 and is now the site of the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center.

Rikes was well known for its annual tradition of animated Christmas window displays. The animated figurines were preserved and have been displayed yearly during the Christmas season at the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center since its inception.

                                     
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