Bow Tie History
The Bow Tie partners, Charles B. Moss, Jr.
and Ben Moss, are, respectively, the third and fourth
generations of a family whose century-old business interests are
centered in the real estate and entertainment industries.
began in 1900 when Benjamin S. Moss emigrated from Austria to
the United States and founded B.S. Moss Enterprises, initially a
chain of store front nickelodeons. B.S. Moss Enterprises became
a New York area vaudeville circuit presenting such acclaimed
acts as George Burns and Gracie Allen, Harry Houdini and Milton
Berle. Under the direction of B. S. Moss’ son, Charles B. Moss,
and grandson, Charles B. Moss, Jr., the theaters grew into the
largest independently owned and operated motion picture theater
circuit in Metro New York.
the 1970’s and 1980’s, Charles B. Moss, Jr. produced feature films
distributed by major studios. He also produced Broadway plays in
theaters he developed, owned and operated.
1990’s, the Moss family built and operated the largest independent
network of resort radio stations in Colorado and California.
Presenting major market news, talk and
information programming, the stations served Aspen, Vail, Steamboat
Springs and other Colorado markets, as well as the Napa and Sonoma
B.S. Moss, 1921
The Moss family business enterprise was expanded in 1998 when
Charles B. Moss, Jr. and his son, Ben, formed Bow Tie Partners – the
latest business venture to continue the traditions established by
Ben Moss’s great-grandfather over 100 years ago.
Today, Bow Tie Partners maintains offices in Aspen, Colorado, and
New York City.
Why Bow Tie?
The traditions and customs established by Ben
Moss’s great-grandfather over 100 years ago are best exemplified by
the two reasons for the choice of the name Bow Tie Partners:
An American icon, a Manhattan landmark and the
Moss Family’s flagship property, the Bow-Tie Building is located on
Broadway at the "Bow Tie" of Times Square, known as such because the
crossing of Broadway and seventh avenue, when viewed from above,
forms a bow tie shape at the "crossroads of the world."
All that -- and the simple fact that Ben's
grandfather, Charles B. Moss, Sr., always wore bow ties!
> Go To Historical Photos