I recently had someone ask me if I had any interest in a 1971 Ellwood City phonebook. I did not think at the time that I did, but I was wrong. I flipped through the yellow pages and just happened to stop on the Groceries and Meats section. In 1971, there were a number of grocery stores in Ellwood City compared to today where there are two.
I was a little surprised to find that in 1971, there were six grocery stores on Lawrence Avenue; yes six. I have posted stories about a couple of these stores, have stories but no pictures of others, and never even heard of a number of these. In alphabetical order..
A&P Food Store on Beaver Avenue
Best Groceries in Frisco
Christy’s Super Market on 65 in Frisco
Curb Market on Sixth Street ???
Dan’s by the US Steel guard station on First Street
Decaria & Son on Division ???
DeLoia Super Market on Lawrence Avenue
DeMauro & Spencer on the 400 block of Lawrence ???
Dom’s IGA Foodliner at the end of Wampum Avenue
Ewing Park Market at the end of the Ewing Park Bridge
Fruit City Super Market at the west end of Lawrence Avenue ???
George’s Food Market located on the 1200 block of Lawrence Avenue
Henton’s Market in Burnstown. The last of the “corner” stores in town.
Herbert’s Super Market in Ellport
Ideal Food Stores (Christy’s Super Market)
Ketterer Store in Wurtemburg ???
Keystone Super Market on the 400 block of Lawrence Avenue ???
Lanzi’s Market on Pershing Street ???
Loblaw Store on Wampum Avenue
Loccisano Brothers on Pittsburgh Circle
Mario’s Fine Foods on Spring Avenue where Pizza Joes is today
Mercuri’s Market on Fifth Street
Morini’s Golden Dawn Foods at the end of the Fifth Street Bridge on Wampum Avenue
Paglia’s Grocery at the bottom of Derby Hill across from Barry’s
Pavlovic Market on Brighton Road ???
Port Frank Grocery on the 700 block of Lawrence Avenue ???
Quinn’s Clover Farm Store on Zelienople Road in Frisco ???
Riccardi Grocery on Hazel Avenue ???
Rubino’s Korner Store in the corner of Franklin Avenue and Second Street
As I mentioned, some of these stores I have never heard of. If you remember them, please share your memories below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org