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Author Topic: how about the many corner grocery stores? Stawskis on 15 and Dakota!  (Read 13765 times)
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timmyj3
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« on: January 10, 2012, 11:42:49 AM »

Growing up in the 60's there were many many corner grocery stores. We had a pretty good one. Stawskis on 15th and Dakota. They had a lot of groceries packed into that little store. I believe they did their own butchering. I think they lasted into the late 70's to early 80's. Just part of a time gone by. The Sentry on 13th and Oklahoma did them in but they too have been long gone.
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2012, 07:08:10 PM »

Growing up in the 60's there were many many corner grocery stores. We had a pretty good one. Stawskis on 15th and Dakota. They had a lot of groceries packed into that little store. I believe they did their own butchering. I think they lasted into the late 70's to early 80's. Just part of a time gone by. The Sentry on 13th and Oklahoma did them in but they too have been long gone.

We had a few i went to regularly back in the early/mid 80's.  I lived off of Palmer, and North Ave...we had at least a dozen between 3rd (Martin Luther King), and Holton, and Brown and Center that I went to ALL the time.  Many were still run by old immigrant families, gave the stores even more charm.
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2012, 12:35:09 PM »

Growing just south of " Kozy" Park, we had a corner store on almost every block. Smiley The one on 9th and Harrison even had a mechanical popsicle breaker to break your popsicle in two nice pieces. Wink
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2012, 09:00:44 AM »


 Wow. Mechanical popsicle breaker. I never heard of that!

 Is Harrison a little south of Cleveland Avenue?
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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2012, 07:59:18 PM »


 Wow. Mechanical popsicle breaker. I never heard of that!

 Is Harrison a little south of Cleveland Avenue?

I to am intrigued by this Mechanical popsicle breaker LOL
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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2012, 01:48:09 PM »

Harrison is just north of Cleveland. Right on "The Crick" or creek.

Back then popsicles were only sold in two`s. You had to break it to eat one at a time, or share it with a friend. The store on 9th and Harrison had a popsicle breaker bolted to the wall. You`d put your popscicle in, push the breaker, and it always broke it into two nice popscicles. Wink Unlike when you`d break it yourself. Sometimes it would break into three or more pieces. Embarrassed
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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2012, 03:17:04 PM »


 Nice explanation of the popsicle breaker. Just never saw one.

 There was a drug store on 13th street just north of Cleveland we would frequent sometimes. I lived on 15th street between Manitoba and Dakota. Our usual drug store was on 16th street by St. Alexanders.
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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2012, 06:12:13 AM »

The popsicle breaker was much like one of todays "can crushers". Instead of putting a tin can in, you`d put a popsicle in, push up on the lever, and the popsicle would break evenly.

I remember the drug store on 13th and Harrison. I think there was also one on 9th place and Arthur.

There were alot more family drug stores and bakerys back then. Cool Although, it seems there`s a Wallgreens on every block now a days! Shocked LOL
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