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Picturing The Past - Grocery Stores Were Family Businesses

 

September 19, 2016

Ray Burgin inside his grocery store.

Grocery stores of the early to mid-1900s were generally small family run businesses, although there were some large chains such as A&P and Piggly Wiggly. These stores typically carried non-perishable food packaged in cans, bottles and boxes, fresh produce, dairy products and meat. Miscellaneous things like pencils and tablets, cigarettes, toiletries and small hardware items were commonly available as well.

A town the size of Brevard had several grocery stores. The 1947 Citizen's Telephone directory lists Broadway Grocery, Cash & Carry Market, French Broad Grocery, Home Grocery, Mitc...



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