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Snyder's Grocery Store
Edie R Lambert
Eric L Wesson
Jill Wendholt Silva
A Good Man
April 16, 2008
Article profiles grocer Gus Fleming who operated Lynn's Market on the 800 block of Newton Street from the 1950s through the 1970s. The author and other Old Northeast residents reminisce about Gus and their...
Aldi Seeks Second Northeast Anchor
January 11, 2006
The Aldi Grocery Store wants to put a store in at the Paseo between Admiral Boulevard and 8th Street. Includes pictures of the lot where the store would stand. Article discusses what must be done before...
Argentine Library and Supermarket Proceeding
December 8-14, 2011
Article discusses the new Metropolitan Avenue Redevelopment District that stretches west from the 18th Street Expressway to S. 24th Street and north from Metropolitan Avenue to the railroad tracks. A grocery...
Brywood Update, Expansion Planned
April 12, 2008
Tri-Land Properties, Inc., owners of the Brywood Shopping Center on East 63rd Street, "is asking for $8.6 million in tax incentives, including regular TIF, Super TIF and the establishment of a community...
Buys from Bananaland
Article on two Caribbean grocery stores in the Kansas City area.
Corner Market Did Business on Ninth Street
December 3, 2008
Postcard image and short article about Benedict L. Bredburg's Metropolitan Grocery. The store was located at 5000 E. Ninth St. in Kansas City, Missouri. The postcard dates from the early 1900s.
Deaths: Frank P. Muehlbach [sic]
Photo and obituary for Frank Muehlebach, "87, of 6810 Tomahawk Road, Mission Hills, board chairman of George Muehlbach [sic] & Sons grocery firm." Description of his life and career, born in Kansas City...
Family Grocer Closes
After 50 years in the Northeast area, the family that owns Northeast Food Mart has closed its doors. The store is located at 5901 St. John Avenue. "With the closing of Northeast Food Mart, there are now...
Fifty Years of Grocery History in Historic Northeast
Photos and article about the Northeast Food Mart (opened in 1983 at 5910 Saint John Avenue) and other grocery stores in the Northeast district owned by the Giocondo family and still providing home delivery...
Finding Faith in the Food Desert
July 16, 2011
The Invanhoe nieghborhood has gained a new corner grocery store, World Harvest Learning Center/Good Natured Local Market, at 3400 Woodland Ave. The building was built in the 1920s as a Jewish funeral home....
Frank Muehlbach Obituary
July 12, 1973
Obituary for Frank Muehlbach, dying at the age of 87, former president of the George Muehlbach and Sons, Incorporated grocery business established in Kansas City about 1875. He arrived in Kansas City about...
Obituary for George Whyte (dying at the age of 73 in 1969), grandson of George Whyte, Sr., founder of the Whyco grocery store.
George Whyte, Sr.
Obituary for George Whyte, Sr., founder of the Whyco Cash Grocery Company, Kansas City's first chain grocery operation, dying at the age of 91 on March 31, 1959.
Describes products available at area Asian grocery stores.
Home Grown: Local Grocers Hold Their Own Against National Food Chains
November 23, 2004
Discussion of locally owned grocery stores and the national competition. Also includes a review of shopping patterns and photos and charts. KC's major independent grocers are: McKeever Enterprise, Independence;...
Husband and wife bring Mexico to KC via restaurant/store chain.
Article describes Vive Latino, a business chain comprising a restaurant and two stores that strive to bring familiar items to Hispanic residents.
It's a Sicilian Thing.
Discusses the history and inventory of Scimeca's Market.
Photo and obituary for Joseph Passantino, "78, of 1111 West [58th Street]." Native of Italy emigrating to Kansas City about 1893 as a grocer at 4th and Cherry Streets until retiring about 1948.
Joseph Pusateri: Retired Produce Dealer, 97, Was a Native of Italy
Obituary for Joseph Pusateri (1857-1954), "97, a retired produce dealer" residing at 543 Troost Avenue. Native of Italy with his wife (celebrating their 75th wedding anniversary in 1953) numbered "among...
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