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P,,O00 20 BEVERLY HILLS NEWS Bq Phqllis Lerner Warren Ackerman and The House of Uniforms his week I'd like to tell you about a spe- ialty shop that has been in Beverly Hills or over four decades. It holds the unique distinction of being the oldest estab- lishment in Beverty Hills -- still owned and operated by the original owner. It is none other than The House of Uniforms on N. Bev- erly Drive. The owner, Warren Aerman, came to this area in the early 1940s from Omaha, Nebraska. When he opened his store there was another uniform store already in opera- tion at the northwest comer of Roxbury Drive and Little Santa Monica Boulevard (where the Wine Merchant is today). That uniform store was the first of its kind in the United States. It was called Bevedy Hills Uniform and owned by a woman whose hus- band was a technician for the LA France Fire Engine Company. She ran that store for quite a few years and was ready to retire when Mr. Ackerman opened his uniform store. Ackerman came into the area at just the right time. There were maids, butlers, cooks, chauffeurs, nannies, gardeners, etc. House of Uniforms also made and supplied the uniforms for doctors, dentists, medical assistants, and nurses in numerous hospitals and private prac- MODERN DESIGN CO. Beautify Your Home Or Office With A Silk Plant The Most Unusual Silk Plants And Trees In Color! Gorgeous Silk PIants ; 15.00 Brass :ollectibles .................... S 7.00 Beautiful Color Trees ............... S 49.00 Brass P,aP.te' rs ................ from S 19.00 BEST PRICE, SELECTION, QUALITY_ FREE @tff Decorators Welcome purchase over $20.00 2729 South Robertson Blvd (310) 287-2329 rices throughout the Uniled States. The tuxedo portion of the store was added about 30 years ago. Ackerrnan says there was a time when the more offcial, formal-type uniform was needed. tn the past 25 years though it has been chang- ing to more casual-style uniforms. The bulk of his business today is in the domestic field. He talked with me about the various stores he remembered -- his neighbors when he first opened in Beverly Hills. There was of course Nate 'N Al's Delicatessen (it was one- third the size it is today). And he remembers Beverly Hills Camera Shop, first starting out on Canon Drive then moving to Beverly Drive. Phil Gardner's Dress Shop was also on Bever- ly Drive at the corner, and there was Vendome Liquor. As I talked with several of the employees currently working in Warren Ackerman's store, I found each of them to have some of the qual- ities we rarely see anywhere today, such as pride in what they do, loyalty to their employer, an eagerness to be helpful, and...they were courteo In p,e 1! furnished Jack pho and the so the storeS. sonal himself. involved BevedY ident for1 er of tJ'W n/ the Oty; and tots tots of years. make This CADILLAC RESALE FINEST SELECTION OF CADILLACS IN U.S.A. '84'S TO 94S ALL LOW MILES/WARRANTY FINANCING IS AVAILABLE ON A OuR GM CERTIFIED USED CARS ARE ELIGIBLE FOIl- TRADES ARE WELCOME" WE PAY TOP DOLLAR ON ALL CADILL WE PROBABLY HAVE THE CAR 75 CARS TO CHOOSE E] 1991 CADDILAC SEDAN DE VlLLE $15,888 A porcelain white show car with contrasting burgundy leather. All Cadillac options on this flawless beauty that has low miles and is le in every way. (VIN333284) 1986 CADILLAC SEDAN DE VILLIE $8888 A Firemist slate gray sedan with matciqing leather interior. Low miles on this one. Owner Cadillac with all options. (VIN280398) 1991 CADILLAC SIXTY'S SPECIAL $18,955 This is the ultimata Cadillac i:uced. A low mileage femist blue with matching leather. Every Cadillac amenity. As new throughout. (VIN258742) 1986 CADILLAC ELDORADO $8995 A state grey/matching leather beauty. One owner, low miles, as new condition, (VIN617689) 1987 CADDILAC SEDAN DE VILLE $9495 A dark metallic blue Cadillac that has had one owner and been maintained at our dealership. All Cad. options on this automobge that is in flawless conditlen low mileage. (VIN341796) 1992 CADDILAC STS 3 TO CHOOSE We have three to choose from that were all purchased and serviced at this dealership. They are tow in mile automobiles that are cow ered by the new Cadillac We-certified pro- gram. Diamond whta wth neutral interior. 5eptembe 22 - 28, 1994