in 1924 the old Holmans Department store was the largest department
store on the peninsula having been established in 1891. John
Steinbeck purchased many of his stationary supplies in this
store. Steinbeck mentions Holmans in his books Sweet Thursday
and Cannery Row. Ritchie Lovejoy a friend of Steinbecks worked
at Holmans as a copywriter. Located at 542 Lighthouse Avenue.
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