Henry Molé and James Dejoy returned home from the war in 1936. They found the perfect parcel of land to build on, and started the grocery store, called Emendy’s. Emendy’s was the biggest grocery store in the Jamestown area at that time. 873 east second street its new home. Its central location made it a very successful business.
Henry had a dream of owning a furniture and appliance store, and in the fifties The Henry James Furniture & Appliance store became a reality. The Henry James carried all the brand names. One corner of the store had a very few flooring samples on display Mohawk and Kane carpet.
Henry and his wife Frances ran this store together for many years until they became sick. Enter in their only son, Paul Molé. Years went by, and by the late 1960’s Paul took over the store that his family had built up.