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

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

THE IGA: Jitney Jungle's third home became Hartzog's IGA Foodliner, which residents just called, "the IGA." It shared the shopping center with the public library.

The IGA later moved to Northwood Plaza at the corner of North Ferdon Boulevard and Stillwell Avenue, taking up retail space that Goodwill and Azteca now occupy.

PIGGLY WIGGLY: Youman's Grocery Store opened on Main Street in 1942. Within years, it became a Piggly Wiggly and moved to what became the Sears catalog store on Oakdale and Wilson, which now is Gordon Martial Arts.

Piggly Wiggly next moved across the parking lot to the corner of Beech Avenue and Wilson Street. Until recently, the now-unoccupied building was an urban church.

The store finally moved to Big Lots' present location on South Ferdon Boulevard.

WINN-DIXIE: New Beginnings Church now is located on U.S. 90, where this store once stood.

When TG&Y — then located beside the site of today's Pic-n-Sav — went out of business in the early 1980s, Winn-Dixie moved in.

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