Bealls Florida, often simply called Bealls, was founded in 1915 in Bradenton, Florida, by Robert Beall. Beall used his entire life savings to purchase merchandise and rent a store. He had no money for display cases so he used the packing crates his merchandise had come in. The original name of the store was “The Dollar Limit” as nothing in the store cost more than $1. Bealls might be the original dollar store. The name was changed in the 1950’s.
Today, Bealls has more than 500 locations throughout Florida, as well as outlet stores in several states and online shopping. The company offers a wide range of clothing and shoes for infants, children, women, and men. The company also offers bedding, household appliances, patio furniture, and housewares such as dishes and silverware.