John G. Phillips opened Mr. Phipps located at 111-113 North Elm St. in Westfield MA. A co-owner, with his brother Michael, of the famous Foster House in Westfield. His dream finally was reached at the age 50.
A second store, Mrs Phipps, was opened at 420 Union St. in Westfield.
George and Jordan Phillips, sons of John, take over daily operations of both stores.
John Phillips passed away.
Mrs. Phipps moves over to present location at 485 East Main St. in Westfield. Mrs. Phipps grew from a 6000 sqft. store to a 26,000 sqft. store and changed its name to Super Phipps.