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40 posts
Aug 07, 2010
12:34 AM
Keaton's on Xenia Ave. Barq's lime soda and bit o' honey's, yum
46 posts
Aug 07, 2010
8:01 AM
Grew up in Belmont, on Woodbine. We had Helm's at the
corner of Woodbine and Pershing. At the other end of the block we had Hussong's, at Rosemont and Woodbine.
Both stores were true 'mom and pop' stores, located at
a corner in the middle of the neighborhood. Both
stores had different selections of candy, soda, chips and snacks then did Kroger's and Liberal. Loved both
34 posts
Aug 07, 2010
10:57 AM
Hey, Donw, that's way cool you remember the same ones I do. I lived on Nordale about 1/3 block east of Detrick's from about 1954 to 1962 and was there virtually every day. I still remember how nice Mr. Detrick was. A first class guy. To this day I can still picture him in my mind, along with the guy who was the butcher. (Remember that little butcher shop area in the back?) I can't remember the butcher's name, though. Carl, maybe? I bought many a bottle of Choc-ola from Detrick's. I'd love to know if there are any remaining remnants from the building's days as a market.
34 posts
Aug 07, 2010
3:17 PM
Hankster, I always called it "the Nordale meat market", and it was in a thread here a few weeks ago that you reminded me that the proper name of the place was Detrick's (I had known it as a kid, but it was like a 45+ year old memory that you reminded me of.)

Those were two classic neighborhood carry-outs, probably put in before zoning restrictions were fully implemented in the neighborhood.

Somewhere in my personal junk in the basement I have a newspaper clipping about the death of Mr. Wood, owner of the Bellaire Market, from the 70s sometime.

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87 posts
Aug 07, 2010
4:45 PM
There used to be a market on the corner of Riverside and Wampler when I was a small child (in the 50s). The building is still there but I can't remember the name.
Riverdale Ghost
96 posts
Aug 07, 2010
4:58 PM

Wasn't there a small grocery store at one time next to Baker's Drug Store? I vaguely recall four small businesses there, the drug store, a beauty shop, a grocery maybe and something else, but I have no idea what anymore.

(Edited to correct typgraphical error.)

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27 posts
Aug 07, 2010
7:20 PM
Yep... you're right about that. There were three or four little shops next to Bake's. One was a small store. My memory is getting foggy as to which was next to the alley... the grocer or Bake's. But there was a hair dresser and, at the furthest east shop, maybe an insurance agent or cpa?

Old age...
102 posts
Aug 08, 2010
10:06 AM
circa 1945-1955; Rosie's Corner, Hoover and Burleigh, across from Westwood School, was owned by the Earl Unger family. There was a small, but well stocked grocery with meat counter in the front and a restaurant/beer joint in the back, but strictly family atmosphere. Earl served lunches to Westwood kids that couldn't get home for lunch, like the Gardendale community kids or those whose moms had put on their white gloves and gone "downtown" for the day. Lunch was a good burger or grilled cheese, fries and milk for 45 cents. The burgers were made ahead and served from an aluminum pan covered by a towel. two blocks away was Drummond and Sloan, a real grocery store, but not open the hours that Rosie's was.
Mikey, Gatlinburg, TN

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171 posts
Aug 09, 2010
2:26 PM
It wasn't on a corner, and it wasn't in Dayton...It was Latimers Market in Xenia...I am sure I have mentioned it before, but this was my stop everyday after school.It was on Detroit Street.
430 posts
Aug 14, 2010
12:03 AM

I remember Flohre's very well, it was owned and operated by a man and wife and their oldest (maybe only) Son. they lived upstairs if memory serves. the stairs was in the rear of the store at the end of the meat case. done a google search not long ago and it looks like the place is still there. I used to catch the old #2 Trolley into town at the stop right on the corner in front of the store. I see old Mr. Hicks marathon is still standing too (although it's an ice cream place now)
1 post
Aug 15, 2010
12:37 PM
Hey everyone. Im new to the board but not the site. Ive been reading interesting history articles here for some time but just recently found the "Ask a History Question" area. I love this whole site! Even though Im only 28 and was born after most of the topics on here occured, Ive heard stories from my father who lived on Xenia Avenue right next to Smales Bakery.
Now on to info pertaining to this thread. The Nordale Market youre referring to in your posts is still there although I dont know what the inside looks like. I walk past it with my children and always wondered what it once was. I know someone lives above it, not sure about the lower half. Thanks for letting a newbie in. Also Ive turned my dad on to this site and I think he registered. Will we be the first father/son duo on here? lol
47 posts
Aug 16, 2010
9:45 AM
You have a good recollection. The Flohre's are family friends. I worked with Ray (the son) for many years at Delco.
451 posts
Aug 17, 2010
6:07 PM

That's amazing! Is Ray still around? I can close my eyes and picture his Mom and Dad like it was yesterday. My Mother and I used to go visiting near there on Saturday’s and would walk down to their store to get a soda and wait inside and watch for the trolley, (Mom was scared to drive) My Mother and the Flohre's would get to jabbering so much that we would stay there and miss 6 or 8 Trolley's. Pretty soon the visit to Flohre's became a regular part of our Saturday’s. I used to play the old upright Penny Football game that was sitting by the front door, it was lever operated and used steel ball bearings for balls. Those Day's are among some of my favorite childhood memories. The Flohre's were fine people.

And now that I have heard it, I do remember the Son's Name being Ray, Kind of a stocky kid with Black hair (if memory serves)

Last Edited by on Aug 17, 2010 6:12 PM
36 posts
Aug 20, 2010
6:56 AM
Donw, you are absolutely right, we did have this same conversation a few weeks back. Lol here because I had totally spaced it out. Getting old isn't for sissies!
37 posts
Aug 20, 2010
7:01 AM
Robk416, welcome aboard! If you ever happen to have a chance to talk to the current occupants of the Detrick's Market on Nordale I'd love to know if there's anything left at all of the old market. I'm guessing you live on Nordale or close abouts. I grew up at 436 Nordale. It was a great neighborhood where everyone knew everyone.
198 posts
Aug 20, 2010
7:32 AM
was that football game called a "kicker and catcher".
you operated it with both hands. i loved that game.
472 posts
Aug 20, 2010
7:41 PM

It's been going on 40 Year's since I played that thing, I can't be sure of the Name of the game. It sounds about right though. It was a lot of fun and pretty entertaining for those day's.
53 posts
Aug 29, 2010
12:37 PM
Riverdale Rat

Ray passed a couple years back. He was a great friend of mine. He told me they used to eat fried lard sandwiches as kids, which I still can't imagine. His lovely wife and he never had any children, and she is still very active in her work at Immaculate Conception.
4 posts
Sep 04, 2010
8:09 AM
On the corner of Hudson & Main there was grocery. I think the name was Drumond & Slones. (It is a used funiture store now) The opposite corner was Marion's Sandwich & Ice Cream Shop. Also on Main Street just south of Siebenthaler was a grocery but I don't remember the name. The short cut to the store was to cut through the alley and go in the back door. That was where the popsicle & ice cream freezer was. Later it was a bicycle shop.
Riverdale Ghost
106 posts
Sep 04, 2010
8:30 AM

It's interesting that you would remember that. (Big grin) --> When I was born, my parents had an apartment above Marion's Sandwich & Ice Cream Shop, which wasn't Marion's then. There was (as I understand it) a little grocery and a bar and grill on the ground floor of that building.

I don't know much about that as we moved to Westwood when I was about three years old, but I think that the name of the supermarket type store was Drummond & Sloan.

In the late '40s and early '50s there was a small grocery nearly every two blocks from the North Main Street bridge for at least about two miles the lenght of North Main Street. Even the Liberal Market was just a little place, but like Drummond & Sloan, big for it's time.

There were also some small markets on the side streets, especially to the west of course as the Stillwater River is to the east.

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Last Edited by on Sep 04, 2010 8:36 AM
546 posts
Sep 04, 2010
11:23 AM

Sorry to hear of Ray's passing, he must have went a bit early. Seems like he would have been in his 60s. I always remember him as having a smile on his face for everyone. The fried lard sandwiches are a hoot, I dont even know how you could fry lard without it melting into a pool of grease. Who has the old store now, any idea?

Last Edited by on Sep 04, 2010 11:25 AM
18 posts
Sep 23, 2010
7:12 PM
I grew up (until about age 10) on Hillcrest just east(?) of Fariview HighSchool. There was corner grocery at Hillcrest and Lynn avenue just across the street from our house... anybody know that area and can tell me the name of the store. Might have been owned by family called "Rupert"
19 posts
Sep 24, 2010
6:24 PM
Lgrando67 - yes, thanks - I am pretty sure it was called Ruperts Grocery. We lived just across the street until I was in the 3rd grade - circa 1964. I remember the owners were very nice and they were fond of me and my older sister. I can see them pulling things from the high shelves with those poles.
In relation, there was also a "corner" drug store at Hillcrest and Catalpa - Kellys Drug STore, I think. My older brother worked for Mr. Kelly all during his high school.
27 posts
Sep 24, 2010
9:29 PM

Wasn't that drugstore at Hillcrest and Catalpa called Birmingham's? Kind of across the street from The Catalpa Club and Knife's Market. Or was Birmingham's somewhere else? I thought Ray's Drugstore was originally Kelly's. But I am wrong a lot. In the 60's there was a 9 block section of Salem Avenue between Catalpa Dr. and Miami Hardware that had 5 drugstores but only 4 soda fountains.
3 posts
Oct 05, 2010
5:48 PM
I grew up with Fouts Bros Grocery at Wheatley and Fairview. They had a meat counter. I remember stopping there for a 5 cent roll of Lifesavers with my mom on my first day of kindergarten and years later every day after my paper route for a bottle of Pepsi and bag of chips. Pop 25 cents, chips 10 cents.
67 posts
Oct 05, 2010
9:44 PM
EJBrown, I don't know why exactly, but that mention of a 5 cent roll of Lifesavers really hit me. Geez, that reference brought back the past in a way akin to sniffing cologne from days gone by. Thanks for transporting me back for a second or two!
Tezan Zo
2 posts
Oct 06, 2010
4:08 AM
Woody's market, had the best Chicken saled I ever ate. It shut sown a few years back. Does anyone know the recipie for that? Would love to know it or if any place has picked it up and is selling it, even better! Thanks, man these posts bring back memories, I lived in Morane, kettering, West Carrolton, Centerville and Tipp city, Ileft after graduation in 1980, I used to make the pilgramage back every year or to, to pick up Woody's chiken salad, to eat at the ponderosa, they used to have a test kitchen in Tipp city, and bring home some Barq's cream soda! They don't do that here in Chattanooga. Antway, reading this has been a blast, thanks.

Last Edited by on Oct 09, 2010 1:08 AM
109 posts
Oct 12, 2010
9:05 AM
I have been trying for years to recover/discover some of Woody's recipes. In my H.S. years and later, I lived in WC and attended WCHS with all of Woody Bowman's kids. I know them and know that they have the recipes and I still can't get them!
Mikey, Gatlinburg, TN

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Riverdale Ghost
125 posts
Oct 12, 2010
10:40 AM
Russ's Market -- just across the North Main Street bridge for a long, long time -- has reviews online.

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93 posts
Dec 19, 2010
10:53 AM
Northridge Neighborhood Markets, Carry Outs & Groceries

Adam's Market 4700 N Dixie Dr
Air City Carry Out 3114 N Dixie Dr
Arndts' Market 2700 Koehler Ave
Auto Deli 6640 N Dixie Dr Previously - Bar Mac

Bar Mac Carry Out 6640 N Dixie Dr Later - Auto Deli
Bill's Market 2599 Coronette Ave Later - Buddy's
Blakeley's Party Supply & Carry Out 2201 Neva Dr
Bogg's Market 2599 Coronette Ave Later- Neller's
Braham's Market 4702 Bryant Later - Swindler's
Buddy's Market 2599 Coronette Ave Previously - Bill's
Bud's Carry Out & Pizza Kitchen 4428 N Dixie Dr
Bussey's Market 6690 N Dixie Dr

Dixie Deli 4051 N Dixie Dr
Dixon's Market 2554 Needmore Rd
Dutzy's Market 4916 N Dixie Dr Previously - Fink's

Ed's Market 2501 Ontario Ave Later - Newman's Mkt

Fink's Market 4916 N Dixie Dr Later - Dutz's
Fisher's Grocery 4953 Hamlin Dr

Kokensparger's Market 6061 N Dixie Dr

Lehman's Market N Dixie Dr at Needmore 1920's

Morichelli's Market 2300 Nomad Ave Nomad Mkt

Needmore Market 5700 N Dixie Dr
Neller's Market 2599 Coronette Ave Later - Bill's
Newman's Market 2501 Ontario Ave Later - Tip Top
Nomad Market 2300 Nomad Ave

Paul's Market N Dixie Dr at Needmore

Springers Deli 4835 Sugertree Dr 3201 N Dixie Dr
Swindler's Market 4702 Bryant Previously - Braham's

Tip Top Market 2501 Ontario Ave
Trimbach's Market 4005 N Dixie Dr

Weiler's Fruit Market Bartley Rd at Brantford Rd
Wick's General Store 4915 N Dixie Dr
Wilshire's Market 4601 Webster St Webster St at Coronette Ave

Young's Market Boulder Ave Between Wire Dr & Webster St

National & Chain Type Stores
Seven-Eleven 6304 N Dixie Dr
Fazio Grocery 1941 Needmore Rd
Kroger Two on N Dixie & One on Needmore
Lawson 5907 & 6020 N Dixie Dr
Liberal Grocery 3921 N Dixie Dr
Ontario Grocery 1941 Needmore Rd
Stop-N-Go 6749 N Dixie Dr
92 posts
Dec 21, 2010
7:18 AM
There is the scary looking but still active 'Lowes St Deli' about 2 blocks behind Milanos on Brown towards the campus. A Yelp reviewer states "helping UD students get beer for more than 50 years". Probably true...

We also had 'The Little Store' on Ewalt St. just off Smithville. Closed, it's just a residence now.
6 posts
Jan 14, 2013
3:00 PM
Cayces Market kings hwy & kipling , later became Mac's Market
5 posts
Jan 14, 2013
5:18 PM
I grew up in lower Riverdale, we had Russ's Market, in a different building from the one they closed in. We also had the Riverdale Market and two other little markets,
luv my dayton
208 posts
Jan 15, 2013
10:16 AM
The east end of Dayton still has visible signs of where the corner mkts were and also there are some that have been torn down. Store was run on the bottom and family lived upstairs. There was still a small store back in 1991 when I bought my house on Huffman and was located behind the big church on a street named Florence off of Seminary.Was convenient for me as just walked around the corner and got my milk and bread when running low.
3 posts
Jan 16, 2013
5:31 AM
Russ' Market, many memories from that mention. We lived about a block NW from the store (on Wilbe St.), late 40's-early 50's. I remember that he had a LOT of penny candy for sale. We kids probably drove him crazy with us trying to figure what we could get for a nickle. I do remember three men who worked there, along with Russ...Barney and a younger man (late teens?) named Dave.

There was a true corner store (I may be off by a street or two, I'm using Bing Maps for help)that was on Babbitt St as you went to the park (McKinley). They sold ice cream cones. As a 6-7 year old, that WAS important.

6 posts
Jan 16, 2013
10:52 AM
I remember that store on Babbit, it sat on the corner and had large (for a kid) steps to go in. My brother worked there when he was in his teens. I remember going in there and watching him clean the butcher block and getting boxes of items out of the basement.
6 posts
Jan 16, 2013
6:42 PM
In the early 1970s we lived on Van Lear, I would walk to a large old school on the corner of I think 5th St. maybe. Franklin School perhaps? Many times my mom would stop at a little store that had a soda fountain I though was so neat and old fashioned for the day! This is one of my favorite memories of my childhood. I seem to recall the store front was green, anyone know where this was or its name?
4 posts
Jan 17, 2013
8:04 AM
miiames: BINGO! That's the place. I forgot all about the steps (it WAS 60+ years ago-LOL). What year(s) are you referring to? I'm in the '50-'52 range of remembering.

10 posts
Jan 17, 2013
12:50 PM
In the late 40's& early 50'sI grew up in Riverdale on Almerwin Terrace & across the street from the Terrace, on the east side of Main St, was Jimmy's Market. I picked up my papers, Journal Herald, in front of the store. The building is still there, but I'm sure what it is today. Also close by at Neal & Geyer was Lynch's market with Lynch's Tavern in the same building. From the Google view it's an empty lot now.
39 posts
Jan 17, 2013
4:02 PM
Does anyone remember Brock's little store on Dutoit Street right where East Fourth dead-ended before you zigzagged a little to the continuation of Fourth Street? All the kids stopped in here for their penny-candy fix for the day if they had found enough pop or milk bottles. They had the best pieces of chocolate called Grade-A Bars and what they called Guess Whats. I always had a hard time making up my mind between the two. The Guess Whats had a couple pieces of wrapped taffy-like candy and a cheap little prize. I think they were a little more expensive, maybe 2 cents. This was in the late '30's and early '40's . I lived on Commercial Street and walked a long way to Huffman School. Came home for lunch too. The store was still there when my daughter started school at Huffman School in 1955. We lived on Garden Street at that time. All that area has since been torn down to make a field behind Stivers High School and Keowee Street by the post office.
24 posts
Jan 17, 2013
6:00 PM
Rdebross, Richold's was a great corner store. Sophie was indeed a matriarch of Xenia Ave. I remember the Glass candy display on top of the counter at the cash register, and Herman, the butcher. I also remember Keatons had 2 locations. Started on Richard at Highland the moved to Xenia Ave, Byrds Market was at Xenia and Highland. AnitaMc, that was Winnie's Confectionary.

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25 posts
Jan 19, 2013
5:30 AM
I remember the Fouts brothers. I went to Colonel White late 60s and my friends and I stopped by there nearly everyday for a cold Chocola. Trying to remember, were the Fouts brothers twins?
26 posts
Jan 19, 2013
5:43 AM
Does anyone who lived in Dayton View remember Decks market, later Whiteys market at Oxford & N.Euclid? I lived on Oxford during the 60s and was sent there with a note from my mom many times (emergency items and cigarettes). They had just about anything you would need to avoid a trip to a supermarket.
53 posts
Jan 20, 2013
4:30 PM
I know this is a couple years late, but the store that used to be Flohres is still open. It's now KJ's Superette. It has been owned by three different people since the Flohres sold it. KJ has been there for years.
Ray was first married to a girl from the neighborhood. They adopted a son, whom I babysat often. They lived catty-cornered from the store. They moved when they divorced.
I remember Ruthie's (Richardsons) well. When I would go in, she would tell me stories of coming in with my aunt or mom when I was very little, and her feeding me ice cream or suckers while I sat on the counter. I remember you could go in with any amount of change, and get a bag of "mixed up candy". She would remember what your favorites were, and put them in the bag.
We still have 3 corner stores in the neighborhood: Huffman and Jersey, which used to be Kramers, Huffman and Martz, which was Sallees then Joe's, and the old Flohres.
24 posts
Jan 25, 2013
4:43 PM
Russ's mkt 515 n.main st riverdale...
32 posts
Jan 27, 2013
9:47 AM
syxpack, i do remember brocks, we used to stop in there when we visited our friend's that lived in the neighborhood.. we used to walk from holy trinity school at 5th and bainbridge..My favorite was tne NUTCHEWS.. thank's for the memories...
33 posts
Jan 27, 2013
9:57 AM
bille, I believe the store you are talking about was at w babbit and floral ave. or just west beyond that.. It was taken out when I75 was built.. my grandmother lived on w babbit. When we lived in riverdale.. but, there was another store on w babbit closer to main st but it was taken out by simons used car lot.. it could have been either one..
164 posts
Apr 15, 2013
7:40 AM
CeKay~You are thinking of Seager's Market at the corner of Heaton and Edgar Ave.
I think we all went there daily on the walk back to school after lunch.
I don't remember any of the others you mentioned but I do remember Derby's Drugstore on Wayne Ave.,Jack and Earls Grocery at the corner of Wayne and Anderson,Brown's Grocery which was right next door to Derby's and Charlie's Barber Shop.
There was also a drugstore at the corner of Wyoming and either Indiana or Virginia.They had little glass topped tables with items inside.We would go there to get phosphates (sp).They were so good,especially the honey flavored ones.

Last Edited by cilla46 on Apr 15, 2013 6:54 PM
Jack S.
16 posts
Apr 15, 2013
11:02 AM
Any one on here remember Saettal Grocery on the corner Burns Ave & South Main. I was Raised on South Main lived above Laffertys Cafe, Stout & Main, I remember lot of the kids I grew up with and we still keep in touch, went to Stivers High Grad. 1953 Sold Bonanza Minibikes abt 1960 in a buiiding owned by Ollie Saettal, called Dayton Mini Motors. Google...
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Scroll Down This goes way back for me.

Last Edited by Jack S. on Apr 15, 2013 11:10 AM
29 posts
May 23, 2013
3:20 PM
Brunner's on Gettysburg Ave. in Greenwich Village. I can't remember if it was the market or the Drug store across the street.

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