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Circa 1950's
HISTORY OF GREEN HILLS SUPERMARKETS

A little history about Green Hills Supermarkets
The first Green Hills was built in 1938 by C. M. Johnson
Kenny & Jimmy Johnson expanded Green Hills in the early 1950's
In the early 1970s the stores were sold to Fleming Company, Inc.
Fleming operated them as Corporate stores until 1977
In 1961, the following happened:
  • The 1938 Green Hills was replaced with a new one at 3414 South 22nd
    In 1977, the following stores were purchased from Fleming:
  • Ray Heitman purchased the 3602 Mitchell Avenue Green Hills store
  • Roger Allen purchased the 2607 St Joseph Avenue Green Hills store
  • Rusty Hurst purchased the 3225 North Belt Green Hills store
  • Roy Malan purchased the 3414 South 22nd street Green Hills store
    In 1981, the following stores were purchased:
  • Ray Heitman purchased the 3225 North Belt store from Rusty Hurst
  • Roger Allen purchased & converted the 19th & Jule Beaty 39 store
    In 1993, the following happened:
  • Roger's store at 2607 St Joseph Avenue flooded
  • A new Roger's Green Hills was constructed at 1004 5th Avenue
    In 2000, the following happened:
  • Ray's 3602 Mitchell store was closed and has been empty ever since
  • Ray Heitman purchased the Thomas Market in Savannah, Missouri
  • Ray Heitman remodeled the store & turned it into a Green Hills store
    Photo #1 - Green Hills grocery stores as listed in the 1970 City Directory
    Photo #2 - In 1953, this was A&P, in 1961 it was a Green Hills
    Photo #3 - Ray's Green Hills 3602 Mitchell Avenue
    Photo #4 - Roger's 2607 St Joseph Avenue flooded store
    Photo #5 - Ray's Green Hills 3225 North Belt
    Photo #6 - Roy's Green Hills 3414 South 22nd Street




  • AG Food Stores

    A-G FOOD STORES in 1949

    As listed in the 1949 City Directory
    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes





    HyKlas Food Stores

    HY-KLAS FOOD STORES in 1949

    As listed in the 1949 City Directory
    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    Jack Sprat Food Stores1 Jack Sprat Food Stores2

    Circa 1949
    JACK SPRAT FOOD STORES

    Photo #1 - 1949 City Directory listings
    Photo #2 - 1953 Jack Sprat newspaper advertisement



    LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER



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    UNKNOWN NAME
    Grocery Store on Chestnut Street

    Small grocery store on Chestnut Street between Dewey and Prospect Avenues
    Flour - 5 lbs for $1.00
    These small stores used to populate neighborhoods all over town
    For many years, this store has been turned into a garage
    The neighborhood stores are all gone now, replaced by the big grocery stores
    Photo #2 submitted by Mark Robreau




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    Circa 1953
    A & P FOOD MARKET
    Circa 1961
    GREEN HILLS
    Circa 2013
    CBIZ INSURANCE
    214-222 South 7th Street

    In 1953, this was an A & P grocery store
    In 1961, this was a Green Hills grocery store
    In 2013, it is the home of the CBIZ Insurance company




    Ace Market

    ACE MARKET
    1501 North 3rd

    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




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    ADAMS MARKET
    224 East Highland Avenue

    Photo #1 submitted by Rodney Keyes
    Photo #2 taken in 2015




    AIRPORT GROCERY
    548 West Chestnut

    Now an empty lot




    Hy-Klas #6

    ALBERT RAY HY-KLAS #6
    622 Lincoln

    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    franks market

    Circa 1955>
    AL's MARKET
    FRANK'S MARKET
    HAFNER HY-KLAS #16
    1141 Frederick Avenue

    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    ALSBAUGH GROCERY
    4911 Barbara

    Now an empty lot




    Ambrozi Grocery

    AMBROZI GROCERY
    5124 Lake Avenue

    Martin Ambrozi Proprietor
    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




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    ASHLAND AVENUE MARKET
    TWOMBLY MARKET
    PEMBERTON HY-KLAS #11
    MAPLES TEA ROOM
    SANSONE FLORAL
    2702 Ashland Avenue

    Photo #1: Originally Ashland Avenue Market
    Photo #2: Inside view of Ashland Avenue Market
    Photo #3: Later became Maples Tea Room, currently is Sansone Floral shop






    ASHLAND DRIVE-IN SUPER MARKET
    Ashland Avenue & Karnes Road

    This super market was located on the southeast corner of the intersection of Ashland Avenue & Karnes Road
    A feed store stood beside it - I need a name & photo of these buildings
    The market was owned by George Francis and Dick Ruoff
    Commerce Bank purchased the entire area, tore down the 2 structures and built a new bank at the location
    Photo: 1962 newspaper advertisement for Ashland Drive-in Super Market




    Circa 1955
    ASSOCIATED GROCERY WAREHOUSE
    2901 South 22nd Street





    ATTEBURY GROCERY
    325 South 16th Street

    Original building has been replaced with a house




    barton Grocery

    BARTON GROCERY
    1512 South 27th St

    1512 South 27th St
    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    hagee market

    BASKET STORES GROCERY
    HAGEE'S MARKET
    2702 St Joseph Avenue

    Listed in 1941 City Directory as Basket Stores Grocery
    Listed in 1949 City Directory as Hagee's Market
    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    BASKET STORES GROCERY
    2022 St Joseph Avenue





    BASKET STORES GROCERY
    523 South 6th Street





    BAUMAN'S A-G MARKET
    1605 South 27th St





    Circa 1955
    BEATY GROCERY INC COMPANY
    5th & Mitchell





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    Circa 1933
    BEATY'S DRIVE-IN MARKET HY-KLAS #39
    GREEN HILLS
    RICKLE'S GROCERY
    1902 Jules

    St Joseph's 1st Supermarket, Beaty Hy-Klas Store No.39
    In 1941, the manager was Max Messenger
    This store was great for getting you want you wanted
    If they didn't have it, they would get it for you
    Rusty's Green Hills Super Market occupied the store in the early 1980's
    The store was purchased by Tommie Rickle in the mid 1980's and remained open for several years until it finally closed for good when the big grocery box stores like Milgrams & Food-4-less came to town
    The building permit for Beaty's Grocery store is in the name of Charles E. Beaty and is dated 1933
    The permit also listed a construction cost of $5,000. Substantial additions were made in 1941 and 1955
    This site was previously occupied by the Garfield SChool built in 1882 and razed in 1932
    Photo #1 was taken in 1938
    Photo #2 - submitted By Terry McGinnis 03/2008




    bell Grocery

    BELL'S GROCERY
    1327 North 10th St

    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




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    BELT SUPER MARKET
    1301 South Belt Highway

    The store was located on the southeast corner of Belt & Mitchell
    It was destroyed by fire and was never rebuilt
    Several clinics have occupied the area since
    In 2012, the clinic was razed and a CVS pharmacy was constructed on the site

    Photo #1 - Circa 1977 - Looking south, you can see a DX service on the left and the Belt Supermarket
    Photo #2 - Circa 1978 - Henry's Hamburgers can be seen on the left, the Belt Super Market is seen further south
    Photo #3 - Circa 1981 - Photo showing the Belt Super Market after the fire. The building was later demolished
    Photo #4 - Circa 2012 - A new CVS Pharmacy was built on the site




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    WENZ SHOE & BOOT STORE
    BIG JUMBO GROCERY
    HY-KLAS #65
    BOB BELL'S GROCERY
    1421 Penn

    Originally this was the Wenz Shoe & Boot store
    Fredrick J. Wenz, born in Germany, was a shoe manufacturer
    Mr Wenz had a shoe & boot factory located on Edmond, between Main & 1st street
    He built this building to sell his shoes & boots
    Besides his shoes, he also sold Buster Brown shoes which were made in St Louis
    In the 2nd photo, the name WENZ is clearly visible in the ornate stonework
    This was Bob Bell's Grocery from 1950's to the mid 1980's
    Photo #1 submitted by Rodney Keyes




    big jumbo grocery

    BIG JUMBO GROCERY
    CHADWICK HY-KLAS #47
    ALLGEIER'S HY-KLAS #47
    M & S AUTOMOTIVE
    2835 South 22nd

    Ever since I can remember, this has been a used car lot
    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    BIRD'S MEAT & GROCERY STORE
    Faucett, MO





    BOKAY'S GROCERY
    212 West Chestnut

    Now an empty lot




    Circa 1955
    BOTSFORD AG GROCERY
    K Highway FRFD 7





    brocks meat market

    Circa 1955
    BROCK'S MEAT MARKET
    1723 Olive St

    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    BROWN'S GROCERY
    15th & Charles





    Circa 1955
    BRUNS HY-KLAS FOOD STORE
    1303 South Belt Highway





    byers grocery

    BYERS GROCERY
    1502 South 26th St

    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    BYRON CASE HY-KLAS #54
    1301-1303 South 9th Street





    CHAPMAN GROCERY
    2302 South 4th Street

    This was Chapman's original store, it was at 4th and Hickory near Floyd School

    In 1957, the state bought all of the property on the west side of 4th street to build a highway from the Missouri River bridge to the stockyards, which is now Missouri 759 Highway, otherwise called Stockyards Expressway

    The property is now an empty lot with a highway running close by

    Mr Chapman then bought Owen Henson HY-KLAS #14 store that was located on the corner of 20th and Messanie and called it Chapman's Thriftee

    Chapman's Thriftee is listed in Grocery Stores M-Z under Owen Henson Hy-Klas

    There are some photos of this 2nd store in that section

    The above information was provided by his son, Paul Chapman




    church grocery

    CHURCH STREET GROCERY
    920 Church St

    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    clay francis grocery

    CLAY FRANCIS HY-KLAS #10
    920 Church St

    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    10th & Frederick 10th & Frederick

    CONARD GROCERY
    W. A. MOSKAU A-G
    1013 Frederick Avenue

    Raymond and Will Conard lived in St. Joseph between about 1912-1917
    They owned and operated Conard Grocery at 1013 Frederick Avenue
    W. A. Moskau A-G was known to be in operation at this address in 1926
    The structure no longer exists

    Photo #1 - Inside view of Conard Grocery
    Photo #2 - Will Conard and Raymond Conard
    Photos submitted by Gordy and Nita Larson




    COUNTRY JUNCTION GROCERY
    Agency, MO





    crab A-G

    CRAB A-G SERVICE MARKET
    2001 North 2nd

    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    CRANOR FOOD MARKET
    902 North 5th Street

    Now an empty lot




    CROCKER'S MARKET
    920 Dewey

    920 Dewey
    Now an empty lot




    curtain2 grocery curtain grocery

    CURTIN GROCERY
    801 North 6th St

    Photo #1 - 1950's
    Photo #2 - 2011 photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    D&E Grocery

    D & E MARKET
    1615 South 33rd Street





    D.F. WAMSLEY A-G
    5025 Barbara

    Known to be in operation in 1926




    davis grocery

    DAVIS A-G GROCERY
    1701 South 11th St

    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




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    DAWSON BROTHERS A-G GROCERY
    802 North 13th St

    802 North 13th St (13th & Ridenbaugh)
    In 1903, the wooden building was built across the street from Christian Brothers College
    In 1913, the brick building replaced the wooden structure
    In 1952, the Dawson Brothers retired after 49 years in business
    The brick structure still stands in 2014
    Photo #4 - 1953 photo of James D. Dawson and Mrs. Dawson
    Photo #2 submitted by Rodney Keyes




    dells food store

    DELL'S FOOD STORE HY-KLAS #3
    5106 Barbara

    5106 Barbara is on the left side
    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    Dick Ruoff Grocery1 Dick Ruoff Grocery2

    DICK RUOFF GROCERY HY-KLAS #52
    2901 Edmond

    Once painted white, this store was located at 2901 Edmond
    The grocery store owned and operated by Dick Ruoff.
    I can remember in the early 1950's my grandmother giving me a quarter, telling me to get a loaf of bread and quart of milk, allowing me to buy a 3 Musketeer candy bar and still have change to give her back
    The bread was wrapped in wax paper and the milk had a cardboard stopper


    2008 Photo submitted by Terry McGinnis
    2010 Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes






    Circa 1878
    DOHN & STEIDEL GROCERY
    2nd & Robidoux





    DOUGAN & DOUGAN A-G
    1904 St Joseph Avenue

    Known to be in operation in 1926
    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    downey's food market

    DOWNEY'S FOOD MARKET
    3304 Mitchell Avenue

    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    Circa 1955
    EARNHEART'S MARKET
    2835 South 22nd Street





    east end food center

    EAST END FOOD CENTER
    BEN NAIDORF HY-KLAS #49
    715 South 28th St

    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes






    Circa 1932
    JOHN HALTER GROCERY
    Circa 1947
    EASTERDAY FOOD STORE
    Circa 1956
    BATTERY MAN'S SUPPLY
    314 South 9th Street

    Listed in 1932 as John Halter Grocery
    Listed in 1947 as Easterday Food Store
    Listed in 1956 as Battery Man's Supply
    Just a vacant grassy lot exists today




    edwards market

    EDWARDS A-G MARKET
    STOUT'S GROCERY
    5839 King Hill Avenue

    In 1926, it was known to be C.F. Edwards A-G
    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    Elliott AG

    ELLIOTT A-G
    1802 Olive Street

    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    erganian grocery

    ERGANIAN GROCERIES
    5208 King Hill Avenue

    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    Circa 1955
    EVAN'S FOOD MARKET
    1704 South 24th Street





    evans grocery

    EVAN'S GROCERY
    403 Alabama

    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    EVAN'S A-G FOOD MARKET
    1704 South 24th Street

    Now an empty lot




    Circa 1955
    FANKHOUSER GROCERY
    1006 North 3rd





    FARBER CUT RATE

    FARBER CUT RATE
    LIQUOR & GROCERY STORE
    111 West Missouri Avenue





    Fisher Grocery

    FISHER A-G GROCERY
    SUGAR SHACK BAKERY
    2310 South 11th Street

    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    Circa 1955
    FLETCHALL MARKET
    504 North 4th Street





    forman grocery

    FORMAN GROCERY
    2837 Penn St

    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    Circa 1955
    FOSTER & HANGARTNER MARKET
    529 South 8th Street





    Circa 1955
    FRANCIS CLAY
    1531 Savannah Avenue





    Circa 1955
    FRANCIS HARRY
    119 PARKWOOD





    Verner Grocery

    FRANCIS VERNER GROCERY
    1613 Francis

    In 1940, this was a grocery store. By 1950, it was private residences
    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    FRANK DeNEEN HY-KLAS #37
    2202 South 6th Street





    FRASER'S MARKET
    1702 Pacific

    Now a vacant lot




    hutton grocery store

    FRED HUTTON HY-KLAS #29
    6408 Sherman





    fredman's market

    FREDMAN'S MARKET
    1723 South 11th St

    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    freedman grocery

    Circa 1955
    FREEDMAN GROCERY
    1804 Commercial





    FURR GROCERY
    929 East Lake Boulevard

    The building was removed when I-229 was created. The entire Lake Boulevard street was revamped including a small bridge that crossed a small creek
    I have not been able to locate a photo




    FUZZY'S GROCERY
    6202 King Hill Avenue





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    G & M GROCERY
    ANNA LAURA'S
    FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER
    514 North 22nd Street

    Originally, G & M Grocery occupied the small building

    It was Anna Laura's for as long as I can remember

    The small store was located directly across from Edison School

    The store was crammed full from front to back

    Anna Laura was one of the sweetest ladies you could ever meet

    She was robbed and stabbed 27 times on December 23, 1970

    Anna survived her wounds and her assailant Randahl Crawford Witt
    was sentenced to life in prison on November 21, 1972

    Her small store was later torn down

    A new Family Resource Center building was constructed

    Anna Laura Cooley passed away in 1984

    Her husband, Clarence J Cooley passed away in 1974

    Photo #1 - Anna Laura's newspaper advertisement
    Photo #2 - Anna Laura's newspaper advertisement
    Photo #3 - new replacement building, Family Resource Center
    Photo #4 - Anna Laura & her husband's grave marker
    Photo #5 - Dec 23, 1970 St Joseph News-Press robbery article part 1
    Photo #6 - Dec 23, 1970 St Joseph News-Press robbery article part 2
    Photo #7 - Nov 21, 1972 St Joseph News-Press sentancing article
    Photo #8 - St Joseph News-Press photo of the business front





    gaffs market

    GAFF'S MARKET
    1011 North 12th

    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes






    GARFIELD SUPER MARKET
    1117 Garfield

    This is a current photo, if I remember correctly, it used to be a blue structure





    gatts market

    GATT'S FOOD STORE
    1011 North 12th

    Reason for same address as Gaff's - UNKNOWN?
    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    george francis hy-klas1 george francis hy-klas2

    Circa 1955
    GEORGE FRANCIS SUPER MARKET HY-KLAS #9
    WARDEN'S GROCERY
    3025 Penn St

    Left Photo submitted by Terry McGinnis
    Right Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




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    GEORGE GOLLS THRIFTEE
    GEORGE GOLLS A-G
    JOE HILL HY-KLAS #86
    3224 Mitchell Avenue

    Photo #1 submitted by Rodney Keyes




    PAUL GOLL AG STORE
    2703 Jules Street





    george green market1 george green market2

    GEORGE GREEN MARKET
    2301 South 11th St

    2301 South 11th St
    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




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    Circa 1925
    George Kersey A-G Grocery
    Pat's A-G Super Market
    Leo Robertson Tire

    Was located on the northeast corner of 18th & Frederick
    It is unknown what was originally occupying this building
    In 1925, George Kersey A-G Grocery occupied the building
    Two A-G grocery stores are known to have occupied in this building
    It later became Leo Robertson's Tire and remained so for many years
    Since Leo Robertson, many companies have come and gone at this location

    Photo #1 - pre-1900 circa
    Photo #2 - current photo submitted by Rodney Keyes
    Photo #3 - Leo Robertson ice scraper
    Photo #4 - Pat's A-G Supermarket advertisement
    Photo #5 - 1925 St Joseph News-Press George Kersey advertisement




    George Reinert Meat

    GEORGE REINERT MEAT MARKET
    2801 St Joseph Avenue





    gerhardt market

    GERHARDT MARKET
    1102 North 18th St

    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    GLENN'S MARKET
    1506 St Joseph Avenue





    gore's market

    GORE'S GROCERY
    1808 Mulberry

    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    gorman's hy-klas1 gorman's hy-klas2

    BARNS & COMELLO HY-KLAS #28
    GOREMAN'S HY-KLAS #28
    THE CABBAGE ROLL
    2641 Lafayette

    Currently home of the Cabbage Roll German restaurant
    Photo #1 submitted by Rodney Keyes
    Photo #2 submitted by Terry McGinnis




    grand avenue grocery

    Circa 1955
    GRAND AVENUE GROCERY
    1202 Grand Avenue

    Milt Hochmann - Proprietor
    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    GREEN GROCERY
    2301 South 11th Street





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    Circa 1938
    GREEN HILLS SUPER MARKET
    Circa 1961
    GREEN HILLS SUPER MARKET(ROY's)
    NO PLACE COUNTRY BAR
    3414 South 22nd Street

    This was the 2nd Green Hills grocery store to be built at this location
    In later years it was listed as Roy's Green Hills
    The first Green Hills was built in 1938 by C. M. Johnson
    He got the name from a nightclub that once stood at the location
    In 1961, the Midland Empire Shopping Center was created which included a new Green Hills store and a Mattingly's 5c to $1 store
    On Novemeber 15, 1961 a grand opening was held for the new store
    At the time, it was the largest grocery store in St Joseph
    After sitting empty for numerous years, the 1961 vintage Green Hills building was sold and opened as a bar in Dec 2011
    It was turned into a bar called No Place Country Bar and features dancing

    Photo #1 - 1961 Advertisement
    Photo #2 - 2010 photo of the building
    Photo #3 - 1981 Advertisement
    Photo #4 - 1961 St Joseph News-Press ad Grand Opening of new shopping center
    Photo #5 - 1961 St Joseph News-Press newspaper article
    Photo #6 - The No Place Country Bar
    Photo #7 - 1961 St Joseph News-Press photo





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    GREEN HILLS SUPER MARKET(ROGER's)
    2607 St Joseph Avenue
    1004 5th Avenue

    Large areas of the Missouri River basin received intermittent heavy rainstorms during the months of May and June 1984
    Above average precipitation also occurred during the preceding months
    The prolonged wet spring culminated with flooding in June. The flooding was the worst since the disastrous flooding in 1952
    The structure no longer exists, it was destroyed by the 1993 flood
    A new store was constructed east of the original location

    Photo #1 - 1961 Advertisement
    Photo #2 - 1981 Advertisement
    Photo #3 - 1984 flood damage in the Green Hills store




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    GREEN HILLS SUPER MARKET (RAY's)
    3225 North Belt Highway

    Originally owned by Rusty Hurst
    Later owned by Ray Heitman, managed by Allen Pickard
    Allen Pickard retired in 2013

    Photo #1 - 1961 Advertisement
    Photo #2 - 1981 Advertisement
    Photo #3 - Current 2013 photo




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    GREEN HILLS SUPER MARKET
    214-218 South 7th Street

    In 1953, this was an A & P grocery store
    In 1961, this was a Green Hills grocery store
    In 2013, it is the home of the CBIZ Insurance company

    Photo #1 - CBIZ Current photo
    Photo #2 - 1961 Advertisement
    Photo #3 - 1981 Advertisement
    Photo #4 - Preparing store front for a new owner




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    GREEN HILLS SUPER MARKET (RAY's)
    3602 Mitchell Avenue

    Due to the landlord wanting to raise Ray's rent an extreme amount, Ray Heitman closed this store in 2000 and moved operations here to his 3225 North Belt store
    It was a really nice & very large store
    Except for a couple small shops, this once booming shopping center is now pretty much deserted
    Rumor is Hi-Vee stores merchandise here occassionally





    GREEN HILLS SUPER MARKET (ROGER's)
    1004 5th Avenue

    In June 1984, Black Creek flooded the old store and surrounding area
    A new store was built just east of the old location
    Photo taken after flood of June 7, 1984






    GROCER SUPPLY COMPANY
    3705 Pear

    GSC was one of the first box stores
    Photo - 1973 newspaper advertisemnet






    Circa 1875
    GROSS GROCERY
    H.L. BODE A-G
    911 North 2nd

    The store operated as Gross Grocery from 1875 to 1925
    J. Aug Gross and his wife Elizabeth lived upstairs at 911½
    It was H.L. Bode A-G in 1926
    Photo: Circa 1898
    The building no longer exists, it is now an empty lot




    guethle market

    GUETHLE'S A-G MARKET
    1724 Main St

    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    hafner grocery

    Circa 1955
    HAFNER'S GROCERY HY-KLAS #55
    1005 North 10th St

    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    hagen's market

    HAGEN'S MARKET
    1026 South 22nd St

    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    Circa 1955
    HENSON'S GROCERY
    609 Vermont, Elwood KS





    HERB'S COUNTRY STORE
    3606 Frederick Avenue





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    HERNANDEZ A-G GROCERY
    2221 South 6th Street

    The lady in the photo is Margaret Hernandez, the child is Fermin Hernandez II
    The photo was taken in 1950
    Fermin's father is Andy Hernandez's brother who owned the Hernandez A-G Market
    Information was provided by Fermin Hernandez II






    Circa 1904
    HICKMAN GROCERY
    Valley and Carnegie

    Moy Brook Hickman and Mary Lee Hickman, Brooke Hickman's grandfather and grandmother, in front of their grocery store @ Valley and Carnegie in 1904.




    HI-WAY MARKET
    Memorial Highway






    hockenauers

    HOCKENAUERS GROCERY
    LOUIS BEATY HY-KLAS #25
    2600 Mitchell Avenue

    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    HORNBUCKLE'S MARKET
    Industrial City





    Circa 1955
    HOWARD MARKET
    Agency, MO





    HUMMER GROCERY
    402 East Missouri





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    HURST JACK SPRAT STORE
    1728 Commercial

    This was once a Jack Sprat Food Store
    Owned & operated by William & Ethel Hurst
    The structure is currently empty & unoccupied

    Photo #1 Circa: 2013
    Photo #2 Circa: 1940's
    Photo #3 Circa: 1953
    Photo #1 submitted by Rodney Keyes
    Photo #2 submitted by David Mooberry






    HY-KLAS #2
    701 East Hyde Park





    HY-KLAS #7
    225 Virginia





    HY-KLAS #12
    5002 King Hill Avenue





    HY-KLAS #19
    1626 South 10th St





    HY-KLAS #19
    2023 South 11th Street





    HY-KLAS #30
    106 North 3rd Street





    HY-KLAS #31
    1006 North 3rd Street





    HY-KLAS #32
    Industrial City





    HY-KLAS #52
    2605 Frederick Avenue





    HY-KLAS #232
    1601 Dewey Avenue





    IRWIN A-G GROCERY
    1835 Frederick Avenue

    Known to be in operation in 1926




    J.E. SMITH A-G
    521 North 3rd

    Known to be in operation in 1926




    bowmans grocery

    J.T. NORET MARKET
    BOWMAN'S GROCERY
    COTTAGE GRILL
    2612 St Joseph Avenue

    In 1926 it was known to be J.T. Noret Market, an AG grocery store
    After containing 2 grocery stores, the building housed the Cottage Grill
    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    Joes Food Market

    JOE'S FOOD MARKET
    407 North 13th St

    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    JOE'S MARKET
    South Belt Highway & Pickett Road





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    JOHNNIE'S MARKET HY-KLAS #22
    1623 Olive St

    Johnnie and Mary Louise Mackiewicz owned Johnnies Market HyKlas #22 at 1623 Olive
    Johnnie Mackiewicz purchased the store in 1948 and sold it in 1981
    The family lived in the apartment above the store the entire time they owned it
    Jean Ann Mackiewicz's Aunt Eunice helped with the store and delivered groceries
    Johnnie's daughter, Jean Ann Mackiewicz Fleege, submitted this information and 2 old photos

    Photo #1 - circa 2011 (now Merritt Copier Service) submitted by Rodney Keyes
    Photo #2 - Jean Ann's Aunt Eunice driving the delivery truck
    Photo #3 - Jean Ann as a young girl with her Aunt Eunice on the front steps of the store




    KAAN'S GENERAL STORE
    1303 North 3rd







    Circa 1918
    KAUL GROCERY
    807 Frederick Avenue

    By 1932, this building was razed and replaced with another building




    Kaminsky A-G Market

    Circa 1955
    KAY'S A-G
    KAMINSKY A-G MARKET
    3003 Lafayette St

    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes






    KAY'S MARKET
    8th & Garden





    Kelly Grocery

    KELLY GROCERY
    6713 Memorial Highway

    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes

    My father ran this gas gtation when I was 5 years old (1949) - I think it was a Mobil Station
    It was a good looking little station when he ran it




    Kemper Grocery


    KEMPER GROCERY
    2234 South 10th St

    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    KENNEDY SUPER MARKET
    & LOCKER PLANT
    1303 North 3rd Street





    Kennys Grocery

    KENNY WAHLGREN GROCERY
    24th & Belle Streets

    Kenny & Naomi Wahlgren
    Used to be painted blue
    Nicknamed The Little Blue Store
    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    Kifier Grocery

    KIEFER A-G GROCERY
    DEN OF ANTIQUITY
    1919 Holman

    Mrs Charles Schenecker owned the Den of Antiquity in the 1990's
    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    Circa 1955
    KOTOK A-G FOOD MARKET
    901 South 9th Street

    Fresh fruits and vegetables - Free Delivery




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    KOVAC'S GROCERY
    VARIOUS LOCATIONS

    I am not very familiar with Kovacs, I will gladly add any information anyone would supply me with - email me rickdrozd@gmail.com
    I delivered Butternut bread and Frito Lay products in the 1970's & 1980's to their Plattsburg store and have shopped a few times at Kovacs in South St Joseph and the store at 22nd & Frederick
    That is my total experience with the Kovac family
    Kovacs Drive-In Market, Kovacs Grocery and most likely called by many other names
    Kovacs is an old grocery company with stores located in St Joseph and Plattsburg Missouri
    Kovac's Hometown Foods No 1, 7014 King Hill Avenue, sold in 2016 to Ray's Green Hills




    Kunzelmamm Grocery

    KUNZELMANN BAKERY
    3026 St Joseph Avenue

    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    Leonard & Graham

    LEONARD AND GRAHAM HY-KLAS #119
    2402 Messanie St

    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes
    Currently Saverino's Lock & Key




    Lessard Grocery

    LESSARD GROCERY
    920 Church St

    Member of Independent Grocers Association (IGA)
    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    Louies Market1 Louies Market2

    Circa 1938
    BENEDICT STAHLIN'S MARKET
    LOUIE'S A-G MARKET
    625 South 15th St

    Photo #1 submitted by Susan Stahlin
    Photo #2 submitted by Rodney Keyes




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    LOUIE BEATY MARKET
    BENNETT'S MARKET
    INDUSTRIAL CITY MARKET
    5101 Savannah Road

    Louie Beaty Market & Bennett's markets merged
    forming Industrial City Market

    Photo #1 & 3 submitted by Rodney Keyes




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    LOUIS WIENSHIENK A-G
    BOYLES GROCERY
    1201 North 11th St

    Known to be Wienshienk in 1926, later moved to 215 South 6th Street
    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    MACK'S MARKET
    220 1/2 West Poulin





    MAIN STREET GROCERY
    901 Main Street





    mallard Grocery

    MALLARD GROCERY
    FISHER GROCERY
    1512 South 27th Street

    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




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    MANNING'S GROCERY
    910 Francis Street





    Downtown

    MANNSCHRECK'S MEAT COMPANY
    8th & Angelique

    Owned by Sam Mannschreck and his cousin. Located on the Northeast corner of 8th & Angelique

    Sam Mannschreck was Charles Mannschreck's uncle

    Charles Mannschreck owned Mannschreck's Book Store on Felix

    Charles son, Craig Mannschreck, inherited the book store

    Photo submitted by Wheeler Schmidt




    Marcus Pitluck Grocery

    MARCUS PITLUCK GROCERY
    4715 King Hill Avenue

    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




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    MAREK GROCERY
    MAREK DELI & CATERING
    432 Virginia

    The Mareks have been in the same location for nearly a century
    The business at 432 Virginia St. first opened 95 years ago as Marek Grocery
    The Mareks have offered catering since 1946
    In the 1960s, it became strictly catering

    Mr. Marek, his sister, Elizabeth, and their mother opened the deli in 1982
    The deli has long been known for its famous sub, the Torpedo
    This twist on the submarine sandwich features ham, turkey, salami, provolone and longhorn cheeses topped with onions, tomatoes and marinated lettuce piled high on a homemade bun

    The building in June 2014 after a windstorm damaged the building's foundation
    Elizabeth Marek said structural engineers deemed the building irreparable
    The building was razed on December 1, 2014

    Mr. Marek said they hope to reopen as soon as possible, preferably in the South Side

    Photo #1 - Marek Grocery as it once looked
    Photo #2 - As the building looks in 2012
    Photo #3 - As the building looks in 2012
    Photo #4 - St Joseph News Press photo of the razing




    MARRIOTT GROCERY
    231 Virginia





    Martin Grocery1 Martin Grocery2

    MARTIN GROCERY
    1205 North 13th St

    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    MARVIN'S FOOD MART
    1631 Frederick





    MASON ROAD MARKET
    Mason Road





    Matthews Market

    MATTHEWS MARKET
    Memorial Highway

    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    Maud Grocery

    MAUD GROCERY
    1802 Edmond

    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes
    Currently Gerhardt Music




    Max Phillips Grocery

    MAX PHILLIPS GROCERY
    CROSSING OUTREACH MINISTRY
    South 8th Street

    This was Max Phillips final grocery store
    When he retired, his son ran the store for a while
    As of 2013, the building is the home of Crossing Outreach Ministry
    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    McHUGH GROCERY
    1001 North 10th





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    MELROSE MARKET
    807 Francis
    GENEO'S PIZZA
    807-811 Francis

    In 1924, Giuseppe "Joe" Manganaro owned & operated an Italian market advertising fancy meats and groceries. It was called Melrose Market located at 807 Francis
    In the early 1930's, Mr Manganaro moved his grocery store to 909 Frederick Avenue
    Currently, half of Geneos Pizza occupies the address where the market once stood
    As you can in the photos, the front facial & doorways are the same with some modifications
    Photo #1 & information submitted by Jeff Soto, Manganaro's great grandson






    MENDELL'S GROCERY
    South 4th Street

    Somewhere on South 4th Street
    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




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    MENDELL'S A-G
    1300 Grand Avenue

    The young lad sitting on the steps is Jerry Mendell
    Notice the big Justrite (Western Dairy) sign painted on the side of the store
    Color photos submitted by Rodney Keyes




    Mendells

    MENDELL'S GROCERY
    2023 South 11th Street

    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    Michell's Market

    MICHELL'S MARKET
    6210 King Hill Avenue

    In 1926, it was known to be E.M. Mitchell A-G
    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




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    MILGRAMS
    2915 North Belt

    Photo #1 - Janie Fopeano, the Milgram lady on television ads
    Photo #2 - 1971 St Joseph News-Press newspaper advertisement




    MINDELL GROCERY
    1620 Walnut





    Mindell's Super Market

    Circa 1955
    MINDELL'S SUPER MARKET
    DAWALIBY A-G
    2843 Jules St

    Since the late 1980's it has been a Frame Shop
    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    Model Market

    MODEL'S MARKET
    1311 Pacific

    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




    Moser Grocery

    MOSER GROCERY
    4002 Pickett Road

    Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




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