Back when Nordstrom was just a shoe store, Rhodes of Seattle advertised itself as "Seattle's Home-Owned Department Store." (The long name was meant to differentiate it from the unrelated Rhodes store in Tacoma.) By the '60s, it had become part of the M. Lamont Bean family's local retail empire (Pay 'n Save Drugs, Ernst Hardware, Pizza Haven, etc.). In the early '70s, as the Boeing recession struck Seattle and Nordstrom grew into a full-line clothing store, the Beans closed Rhodes' downtown store (it now houses a Kinko's and a Seattle's Best Coffee) and renamed its suburban branches "Lamonts." Lamonts is no longer owned by the Beans and is in financial trouble.