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<b>Source: the <i>Enterprise</i>, June 1, 1966.</b><br /> <br /> Mall developer <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/1999/12/09/nyregion/marvin-kratter-84-once-owned-ebbets-field.html">Marvin Kratter</a> was one of Sayvette’s initial investors before withdrawing his shares within a year of the chain’s launch. The New York City–based real estate investor briefly owned Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, then built the apartment complex which replaced the legendary baseball stadium after the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles following the 1957 season. When Towne & Countrye opened, Kratter owned the Boston Celtics basketball team, who had just won their eighth consecutive NBA title. His <i>New York Times</i> obituary noted that Kratter viewed the team as a vehicle to promote one of his other investments: <a href="http://grub.gunaxin.com/fourteen-dead-beers/44964">Knickerbocker Beer</a>.
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Source: the Enterprise, June 1, 1966.

Mall developer Marvin Kratter was one of Sayvette’s initial investors before withdrawing his shares within a year of the chain’s launch. The New York City–based real estate investor briefly owned Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, then built the apartment complex which replaced the legendary baseball stadium after the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles following the 1957 season. When Towne & Countrye opened, Kratter owned the Boston Celtics basketball team, who had just won their eighth consecutive NBA title. His New York Times obituary noted that Kratter viewed the team as a vehicle to promote one of his other investments: Knickerbocker Beer.

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