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Vintage Parkville-Overlea: Korvette's

Guess where in the greater Parkville-Overlea area this photo was taken.

Hopping into the Parkville-Overlea wayback machine takes us to an area shopping center and the shop that used to anchor it.

This photograph, posted to the Facebook group "You Know You're From Parkville, Md When..." by Joseph E. Smith, shows the old Korvette's store in a shopping center you might have gone to regularly.

Do you know where the store was located?

Share your best guess and your memories of Korvette's in the comments here on Patch.

fred4401 July 19, 2012 at 08:06 PM
It was at the corner of joppa and perring parkway. , Office depot and the craft store and such are there now. And for the Bonus,,, E.J. Korvettes was started by : Eight Japanese Korean Veterns = E.J. Korvettes
Mary Jean O'Keefe July 20, 2012 at 01:10 AM
I knew exactly where the store was located, as I went there a lot, but I had no idea about where its name came from. Thanks for the info!
Betty Birkenbach July 20, 2012 at 04:29 AM
I worked at Korvettes the day they opened until the day they closed. Actually, the name was said to mean Eight Jewish Korean Veterans but that was a myth. The name had something to do with the owners names.
Charlene Sellers July 20, 2012 at 11:30 AM
From Wikipedia: According to Korvette's founder, Eugene Ferkauf, who died on June 5th, 2012, the name "E.J. Korvette" was coined as a combination of the initials of its founders (Eugene and Joe) and a re-spelling of the naval term corvette, a nimble sailing warship and later World War II sub-destroyer. Ferkauf's claim and the name pre-dating the Korean War by three years contradict an urban legend it was an acronym for "Eight (or Eleven) Jewish Korean War Veterans".
Robin Pauley July 20, 2012 at 07:43 PM
I bought my first record albums from Korvettes! And I loved when they sold coddies outside the door!
Margaret July 20, 2012 at 08:59 PM
That picture really brings back memories of the good old days.
Sharon Via July 22, 2012 at 04:29 PM
My Dad, Don Frazier worked there for years! He was the Manager of the hardware dept. I have great memories of this place, everything in our house came from Korvette's from our clothes to our furniture to the pool in our yard, those were the days for sure!!!
Robert G Pielke November 29, 2012 at 05:22 PM
I worked there briefly -- in the office -- in 1964 --my last semester in college.
Needaname December 06, 2012 at 06:41 PM
I remember shopping there with my parents when I was probably 4 years old. My brothers bought all their early MatchBox cars there. They also had an outdoor section with lots of swimming pools.
MEADOW April 12, 2013 at 04:51 PM
I WORKED THERE AFTER GRADUATING FROM PARKVILLE HIGH AND E.J. KORVETTES HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH KOREAN WAR VETRANS. NICE FIRST JOB HAD FUN AND LEARNED THINGS.

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