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..
Best Groceries in Frisco
Curb Market on Sixth Street ???
Dan’s by the US Steel guard station on First Street
Decaria & Son on Division ???
DeMauro & Spencer on the 400 block of Lawrence ???
Dom’s IGA Foodliner at the end of Wampum 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 ???
Mercuri’s Market on Fifth Street
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 ???
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 email@example.com