1. I remember! And I remember that distinctive green Pizitz’s used for their shopping bags.

  2. I loved shopping at Pizitz when it was at University Mall in Tuscaloosa before I moved to Maryland

  3. I worked there at Western Hills Mall in Midfield Al. It had previously been Lovemans.

  4. My grandmother would take me to the one in Roebuck to buy my Easter shoes and then I got to pick out some candies at the treat counter. I always chose pastels. Yum!

  5. back when ppl did not get fired for sneezing because it pissed someone off.

  6. He and his son let us come to watch the birds in their beautiful yard. They were members of the National Audubon Society…. so gracious to us as 4 small children.

  7. Both of my maternal grandparents worked for Pizitz in Birmingham & later in Huntsville. I went to high school with Sherry Pizitz. So yeah, I remember them well!

  8. I did my retail training at the downtown Pizitz , first I worked in the main office and then as an asst. buyer and then trasferred to the Montgomery store as a supervisor.

  9. I worked at Pizitz! One of my very first jobs.

  10. I loved shopping there. It was one of my first credit cards.

  11. The brownies from their bake shop…

  12. Worked for the Brookwood Village location while in college. Really miss shopping at Pizitz!!

  13. Thank gene. Loved being a buyer at Pizitz

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  15. I remember the one in Birmingham. We lived in Helena, and would ride the train to Birmingham to shop for school clothes. Mother liked Pizitz and Loveman’s. Sweet memories!

  16. We knew the Pizitz family pretty well. One sold us New York life insurance and one owned a billiard room in old Parkway City when Colonial Buffet was there, way back in the day.

  17. Also one of the Pizitz wives worked in the cosmetic department at Belk up til five years ago about it.

  18. My husband was invited for dinner at their house one Easter I think.

  19. I still miss the rum slice they used to sell in the bakery.

  20. remember them, but knew the owners of McRae’s…even built a house for Sam McRae

  21. Spent a small fortune in Pizitz in Birmingham.

  22. My grandfather was engineer on L&N RR. L. Pizitz would travel on train and sale his. Notion. At his each stop he would come to my grandfather and thank him for a safe ride

  23. Was Pizitz Drive where the Huntsville store was located? I think it’s off of Bob Wallace and apartments sit on it now.

    1. Yes. Tat was the original one and then they opened another store when Madison. Square Mall opened.

    2. The location I remember was at the Parkway City Mall which is Parkway Place now. Pizitzs sat where the parking garage for the mall is on the south end of the mall next to Drake Avenue. It could have been in downtown Huntsville but I have to speak to someone a few yrs my senior. Hope this helped.

  24. Oh, those brownies! And, the fresh maple nut eggs. Always shopped at the one in Roebuck or Century Plaza.

  25. I shopped in the Huntsville one a few times, before it was McRae’s. I LOVED McRae’s.

  26. He was a legend. He would buy poor families coal and put it on their.
    I occasion Isadora told poppy the had to close for inventory poppa took him to notion and said this is inventory everything else is profit.
    NO close!

  27. I started at Lovemans downtown while I was in high school. Then transferred to Western Hills when there was a opening.

  28. I worked at the Pizitz ztore in Huntsville 1982-1986, in cosmetics

  29. In 1959, I was 12 years old and allowed to ride the bus from Tarrant to “downtown” (B’ham). I could shop all of 1st and 2nd avenues for Easter dresses, graduation, etc. Plus at Christmas who could forget the wonderful window displays at all the big stores. Such good memories. Remember the Tea Room?

  30. Don’t forget there was a Pizitz store in Huntsville and some of the family still live in Huntsville. Abe Pizitz was legendary for his merchandizing. In fact, I once lived in Pizitz apartments off Bob Wallace. How time does fly.

  31. I remember the store well. My family had a charge account there. My Father bought a sled there during the big snow of 1940. I remember buying a jacket there that I had for many years. There was a Richard Piztiz who was a good tennis player. He was about my age. The thing I remember most is that Piztiz had the big Santa Claus in Birmingham. There were Santagrams that you could write in, and if you were lucky it would be read over the radio. You could visit Santa on the sixth floor.

  32. I bought my children clothes there. They had slim sizes in boys jeans, and Feldman Brothers baby clothes.

  33. Pizitz was a good store. I liked their clothes and when I was pregnant, I had cinnamon rolls from the Pizitz Bake shop for break just about every day.

  34. I remember Pizitz in downtown Tuscaloosa .

  35. I worked for pizitz downtown Birmingham in the late 60s as a stock boy. Then as a cashier in the parking deck. Went on to working in their print shop and finally in the mail room. My mother also worked in the bargain basement in linens. Mom went on to work at McRays till her death and I went to the BJCC in maintenance for thirty years. Worked for my future wife as a stock boy she was my boss then and now

    1. was your mom a little short lady.

  36. Amy Allen Fischer, we were just talking about this last week!

  37. My wedding cake came from Pizitz in Roebuck

  38. Bought my wedding dress at the one down town in 1962.

  39. I saw Mr. Isadore on many occasions while I worked for Dr. Spielberger and Heiman in their optical shop in Pazitz.
    The shop was in the back entrance, and that is the entrance Mr. Isadore Pazitz entered when he came to work.

  40. Linda Mann…believe Pizitz family were Jewish so I would? Easter dinner.
    Yes, this family knew how to treat shoppers and staff. My first job was at Pizitz in downtown Bham.
    Linda Antonio Nd Audrey Picle. I worked with Bertha in the monnogramming room. Fifteen years old and I still remember fondly!

  41. My Aunt Marion Sertell worked at the Pizitz in downtown Birmingham and my mother in law Hilda Barksdale was a beautician there. I remember being in a fashion show as a little girl there. Also bought my uniforms for John Carroll there. Such good memories.

  42. I remember riding the streetcar fro Ensley to downtown and Pizitz was always the first stop. Wonderful store, wonderful people, so nice to us kids.

  43. About 1950, I used to catch the streetcar in Pratt City to B’ham to spend my allowance at Pizitz. Then to the Alabama Theatre for the matinee.

  44. My dad was a fraternity brother of Ronnie “shitz” Pizitz at Alabama

  45. I loved going there with your mom. So many happy memories.

  46. Live in B’ham in the 50’s. Loved Piztiz. It was a great store

  47. So many fun memories in Huntsville! Thx for sharing!

  48. Very interesting. Now compare that to the immigrants today.

  49. I worked there Betty. I worked in the accounting Department

  50. I opened the Pizitz Department Store when Madison Square Mall opened in Huntsville. I remember meeting Mr. Pizitz! It was a fabulous store! Loved working there for many, many years! I was in Customer Service and have so many fond memories of Pizitz!

  51. Agreat rags to riches story!

  52. My first bottle of Chanel Perfune “Russia Leather” was purchased for me at Pizitz in Huntsville, Alabama by a dear friend, a Captain W.W. Lawrence who piloted planes for United Airways into Huntsville, Alabama. Loved the store, bought many items there, fringed leather jacket in the Hippie years. Bought nylon stocking for my job at Eastern Air Lines, bought a long black skirt and white balloon sleeves, like 1910 clothing with a long black tie. Delightful memories. Some of the treasures I still have. Thanks for the memories.

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