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GREEN HILLS STORES in 1970

As listed in the 1970 City Directory




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




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




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





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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
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




BOKAY'S GROCERY
212 West Chestnut

Now an empty lot




brocks meat market

BROCK'S MEAT MARKET
1723 Olive St

Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




BROWN'S GROCERY
15th & Charles





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




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




east end food center

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

Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




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




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




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




forman grocery

FORMAN GROCERY
2837 Penn St

Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




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





franks market

FRANK'S MARKET
HAFNER HY-KLAS #16
1141 Frederick Avenue

Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




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

FREEDMAN GROCERY
1804 Commercial





FURR GROCERY
929 East Lake Boulevard

The building was removed when I-229 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

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




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

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
3415 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

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 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



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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 #1 taken after flood of June 7, 1984
Photo #2 - Circa 2016






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
It was H.L. Bode A-G in 1926
Photo: Circa 1898
The building no longer exists, it is an empty lot




guethle market

GUETHLE'S A-G MARKET
1724 Main St

Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




hafner grocery

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




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




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





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





Kaminsky A-G Market

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





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KENNEDY PURE FOOD MART
KATZ DRUG STORE
FABRIC OUTLET
528 Edmond Street

In 1939, Kennedy Food Mart opened in this building

In 1946, Katz Drug store opened for business in this building

This old Katz Drug Store on the southwest corner of 6th & Edmond is still standing

It is currently occupied by some kind of flea market or antique shop


Photo #1 - 1939 Opening of Kennedy Pure Food Mart
Photo #2 - Kennedy Pure Food Mart
Photo #3 - It later became Katz Drug Store
Photo #4 - After Katz pulled out, it became a Fabric Store
Photo #5 - Looking south at 6th & Edmond
Photo #6 - Advertisement for the 6th & Francis Katz
Photo #7 - Katz advertisement
Photo #8 - A Katz paper sack
Photo #9 - A Katz paper sack
Photo #10 - Katz adv for their 2 downtown stores
Photo #11 - Kennedy Food Mart Advertisement
Photo #12 - Advertisements of a new Katz Drug Store
Photo #13 - Katz decanter of Jim Beam whiskey
Photo #14 - Katz Fountain & Luncheon Menu (Front cover)
Photo #15 - Katz Ice Cream Menu
Photo #16 - Katz Sandwich Menu
Photo #17 - 2013 photo
Photo #18 - Old photo of Kennedy Grocery
Photo #19 - 2016 residing of the Katz building




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




KOTOK A-G FOOD MARKET
901 South 9th Street

Fresh fruits and vegetables - Free Delivery




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KOVAC'S GROCERY
VARIOUS UNKNOWN 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




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 Market

LOUIE'S A-G MARKET
625 South 15th St

Photo 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




boyles hy-klas

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

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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