Neighborhood Grocery Stores
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11786) 18 years ago
My office is trying to put together a list of the neighborhood grocery stores that people remember. Name, owners, location, dates, doesn't have to be exact but we want to record all the buildings that are still in existence.

Bean Bag. Kosty's. Main Street (gone now) next to M&H, Was there before my time in the sixties but lasted into the seventies.

Any others?

You could send to [email protected] if you prefer or stop at my office at 907 B Main.

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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+10002) 18 years ago
Would it be possible to post a list of what you already have? Also, this thread has a bunch of info:

http://milescity.com/foru.../?fpid=506

Regards, Larry
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Posted by steve Larson (+32) 18 years ago
does anyone remember bud's market on woodbury and the milwaulke tracks.WE used to go there with a quarter and leave with a soda and a bing cherry.
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Posted by Frank Miller (+11) 18 years ago
During the late 30's and 40's there was the Milwaukee Grocery Store on the 1400 block of Phillips Street just east of Montana Avenue. I used to live in Prairie Ave just around the corner.

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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11786) 18 years ago
I'm working on a list of what I have so far, about a dozen, and will post it as soon as I get it done.

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Posted by Bart Freese (+927) 18 years ago
Bud's Grocery and Beauty Salon (one "o" or two -- don't want to make that mistake?) Later the store closed by the beauty part remained open. Even though I was a Bean Bag loyalist, I had a good friend that lived just down the tracks on Knight street from Bud's, so we'd hit that spot as well.
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Posted by Merriam Burke (+12) 18 years ago
Hi, I don't know if this will help or hinder you. In 1955 I started school at Lincoln Elementary. There was a wonderful little grocery store there on the west side of the school, right in the middle of the block. Kids were over there especially at lunch time and after school. They had the greatest lolly pops there that were huge with a great flavors and they had big bumps on them! I loved going over to that store. sorry I don't remember what the name of it was.

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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11786) 18 years ago
The Lincoln Grocery! It's now Seabeck's pizza in the same building with a weird metal sheathing.

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Posted by Corrina (Sturdevant) Harrell (+72) 18 years ago
I remember going to Buds. It was only a few blocks from my grandmothers house. I believe Buds Beauty shop was in the same building. They were always friendly to us kids when we went in.
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Posted by Mary Pat (Brady) Young (+91) 18 years ago
Noticed the referencess to Bud's Market. Before it was Bud's it was Burgie's (sp?) in the '40's and 50's. I lived on Montana Avenue and my friend lived on Woodbury and we frequented it quite often.

Regarding Vic Kosty's Bean Bag, it was Seele's Grocery before it was the Bean Bag and owned by my cousin, Dr. Tom Peterson's, grandparents.

Was in MC for my class reunion (1958) a couple of weeks ago and we drove around town reminiscing about lots of things, including grocery stores.

I'm having a "senior moment" right now as far as streets go, but there was Haley's on Leighton, Murry's meat market across from the Lincoln School, and a little grocery store across from the Sacred Heart building that used to be the SH Elementary school. It was not on Montana Avenue, but was on the street that dead ended into Montana. The building is still there and sits on the alley. It was owned by a family named Nason and may have been called "Nason's".

Will keep thinking of grocery stores and keep you informed.

Regards,

Mary Pat
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Posted by Barbara Cook Ashley Hopkins (+10) 18 years ago
there was a grocery on the 600 block of missouri and one on the corner on south montana and pearl street(think it was called south side grocery) later turned into a dry cleaners--used to go get popsicles at the grocery on missouri and always stop at the store on pearl on the way to lincoln school as well as the lincoln store and also used to stop at Kosty's somtimes. we lived on Yellowstone.
Went to the bean bag many times,Buds by the tracks and the one on the corner of lincoln and merriam (we called it Andy's) Now in the neighborhood I live in we are morning the loss of Bill's minit market.
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Posted by Ken Minow (+377) 18 years ago
Before my time,but I was told that the two story building on the "S" curves where Riverside turns north was called the "Riverside Grocery" before it was turned into rentals.
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Posted by Jim Jones (+156) 18 years ago
I remember back in the sixties we used to go to a little place called Herbs grocery. I'm pretty sure it was on Batchelor street not far from Lincoln School and was owned by Herb Krone. It was also a paper drop for the news paper delivery kids in the area.
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