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French Félix POTIN

French businessman

Source :  apipoulaBernard VENEAUBruno GOGELJean CAROLUS-DURAN

Born: on July 09, 1820 in Angers, Maine-et-Loire, France
Died: on July 19, 1871 in Paris, France


Félix Potin opened his first shop at 28 rue Coquenard in Paris in 1844, at the age of just 24. This was followed by numerous other branches operating under the same name. In 1860, he opened the first two-level, large-area retailer on the Boulevard de Sébastopol in Paris. The following year he constructed a Félix Potin factory in La Villette, in the northern outskirts of Paris.

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