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Jerome Weinrib, 86, Built ABC Carpet Into Major N.Y. Brand

The family’s business was started by Weinrib’s grandfather, Samuel, an Austrian immigrant, who began selling carpets and linoleum from a pushcart in 1897. Weinrib took over ABC Carpet from his father and, in 1961, moved the store from under the Third Avenue El at 28th Street to the Flatiron district. A graduate of Brooklyn Law School, Weinrib had a talent for buying and selling merchandise.

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