Where we shopped then ... and how it has all changed

Published: Monday, April 21, 2014 at 04:07 PM.

Later, Ferris Youman aligned his grocery store with another chain.

By the 1950s and '60s, chain supermarkets were squeezing small locally owned grocery stores out of the market.

With chain supermarkets' arrival, customers lost personal service, Curenton said.

"Mother had one German man who'd come in and order a pound of hamburger meat and he'd eat it right there in the store...," she said. "We couldn't stand to watch him, but Mother would be glad to sell it to him. She wanted him to come back."

By the 1950s and '60s, residents were experiencing "modern" shopping — complete with Muzak and pre-butchered meat in the refrigerated cases — at these chain supermarkets:

JITNEY JUNGLE: Holland opened the city's first grocery store chain on Main Street. It later moved to the corner of Oakdale Avenue and Wilson Street, where Pensacola Pools is today.

Jitney Jungle's final location was in a strip shopping center formerly behind the present-day McDonald's on U.S. Highway 90.



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