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

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

Later in the '80s it moved to its present location on North Ferdon Boulevard.

Today, apart from Thrifty Foods on Wilson Street and Brown's Grocery in Holt, most neighborhood family-owned groceries have closed.

1940s grocery shopping

Small, family-owned grocery stores once lined Main Street and the downtown district. "Crestview: The Forkland" by Betty Curenton and Claudia Patten lists these 1940s grocery stores:

Bowers' Grocery, Four Point Cash Grocery, Grady's Grocery and Market, J.J. Kilpatrick Groceries and Gasoline, Jitney Jungle, L.E. Bowers Grocery, Eggs and Feed, Live Wire Grocery, Publix Curb Market, Quality Food Store, Sanders Grocery and Market and Ice Cream Shop, Suwannee Store, T.C. Garrett's Cash Market, Talbot's Grocery and Market, Taylor's Curb Market, W.A. Lawson Gas, Oil and Groceries, Youman's Grocery and Curb Market.

Contact News Bulletin Staff Writer Brian Hughes at 850-682-6524 or brianh@crestviewbulletin.com. Follow him on Twitter @cnbBrian.

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