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San Diego retailing giant Sol Price, whose chain of Price Club stores established the warehouse club model of merchandising, died Monday morning. He was 93. Price’s death was announced by his San Diego-based company PriceSmart.

Price was a towering figure in the local business and philanthropic communities. His charitable endeavors included the establishment of the Price Family Charitable Fund and Price Charities, which has championed revitalization in City Heights.

The Union-Tribune ran this obituary this afternoon.

And the North County Times wrote this story about Price.

The San Diego Business Journal wrote this, and SDNN said this.

Do you have anything to add? Did you have a personal connection to Price or to one of his San Diego-based companies? Did you work with one of his charities? Add your personal reflections or anecdotes by clicking on the comment link below.

— ADRIAN FLORIDO

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