Most old businesses are lucky to have a single reminder of their existence survive their closure. Charles R. Ruegger must have been born on a bed of clover. His Bazar Francais, opened on Sixth Avenue near 22nd Street in 1929, has scattered remnants all over the place. There's the faded, hand-painted wall sign, seen above. And his name is still on the oxidized cornice, seen below. Furthermore, you can see the name of the business, an importer of French kitchen and table ware, on the second floor of the building, seen far below.
Ruegger has reason enough to proudly plaster his name everywhere. By 1929, he has been in business for 50 years. His previous location was West Broadway near Houston. He only enjoyed his new location for two years; he died in 1931. The concern was taken over by a son, then a grandson, then a greatgrandson, all names Charles. It ceased operation in 1975.
You can find more information here, including yet another image of the Bazar Francais name when one of the three buildings that made up the Ruegger empire was renovated in 2008.