Saperstein’s closing marks end of an era in Millerton


Longtime store owner Lewis Saperstein recently announced his decision to close Saperstein’s, located at 41 Main St. in the village of Millerton, after being in business for 70 years. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

Millerton — Regarded as a timeless treasure by many Tri-state shoppers, the iconic Saperstein’s store on Main Street will be closing after 70 years of operation.

The business was started in 1946 by Irving Saperstein after he returned home from serving in World War II. It was known in those days as The Millerton Store. 

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Sorry to see you go

My family first bought into the Millerton area in 1953, up on Scribner Rd. We have been loyal customers from as far back as I can remember. We are actually from Staten Island, NY and use our Millerton residence as a weekend getaway. We sometimes stay for a whole week. As soon as my three children were old enough to ride in our car they also visited your establishment and still do. They now bring their children into your store every time they visit the Millerton house. My wife loved the Boy/Girl Scout section, the items were priceless. Myself will miss the coveralls, I seem to buy a set every year :). Your friendly face will surely be missed. Best to you in your retirement, it is well deserved.

Sincerely Bob Zuffi