7.01.2006

Daily Photo Theme Day: Supermarket

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This is my childhood supermarket growing up. It was once called Applebaums, has gone out of business and is now called RC Dicks. It is quite small in size, but enough to fill your fridge and oh the memories it brings back. It is located in West St Paul just off of Smith Avenue and Dodd Road.

10 comments:

Ham said...

I think in the UK, they would have changed their name ;-)

Sarah said...

Even here in the states, that is pretty suprising that they kept that name. Kinda funny, though I am not sure I would want to shop there.

Denton said...

Shame they did not keep the name Applebaums. This would make a great photo on a non-theme day by cropping such that it just shows the blue sky, the red trim, and the signage.

Kala said...

i'm surprised Applebaums went out of business - isnt that a big retail chain? we dont have ther here but it sounds familiar - R.C. Dicks is an unusual name for a store hmm

Edwin Sumun said...

R.C. Dick's? Why? I wonder sometimes what goes on in the minds of people who take over businesses.

Amy Jo said...

Better than C.R. Dick's! :) HAHA!

I, too, shopped here (and Applebaum's) with my Mom and Grammy. I also used to walk to Muller's for treats and toys. My friend's parents owned Rossi's Florist. My first "real" job was at Domino's and most of my other friends worked at the video store that used to be (or still is) there. My best bud worked at Turrito's down the street (awesome subs back in the day!) and my neighbor's owned Ghallager's. Also frequented Anton's RX (where my cousin would steal Bazooka gum!) and Bing's chinese! The Cherokee was for special occasions! :)

Thanks for the memories!

* Also fell down in that parking lot the first time I ever drank! :)

slinger said...

Anton's RX....now there is some history. Unfortunately it is no longer there as Anton's. I took a photo of it, but it blured. So I'll have to return for a follow up photo, plus the hardware store down the street next to the laundromat.

My friends and I walked to Anton's or the 7-11 a block or two away all the time for treats.

Was Mullers the store next to Applebaums? I was trying to think of the name, but nothing comes to mind.

Amy Jo said...

Yep, that was Mullers! I think it had a pharmacy but I went there for the good stuff... candy! :)

Was that the 7-11 on Annapolis? Or the one on Smith next to Cherokee Bank? I loved to go through the bank's drive-up tellers with my Gram and get Saf-T Pops! :) When I was older and would occasionally skip school (who wants to go to a school named Grass?! HAHA!) we would walk to the High Bridge and then take the bus to Galtier and walk the skyways for hours! Not that I advocate skipping school.... :)

slinger said...

The 7-11 was on Annapolis. The Cherokee Bank, ahhh. My parents gave me a box of stuff they had saved for me when I was younger, in the box was my first savings account booklet from Cherokee Bank. It was an odd thing to save, but now that I have it, what memories I can recall from the deposit or withdrawl dates.

Shawn said...

Ahhhhhh, memories... the first home my husband and I owned was on Annapolis. Dicks was so convenient. We moved just about 10 miles away, but I sure miss have a Dicks w/in walking distance... short lines.. everything I need. I could run and buy a tomato while the bacon was still frying... I miss that neighborhood! thanks for sharing!!