Metro actually opened its doors in 1947 as Apiceries Lasalle Groceteria
, then changed its name to Magasins Lasalle Stores Lt'e in 1952.
She worked as a bookkeeper for the family-owned grocery store, Groceteria
, in the 1940s, in real estate in the 1950s and was a published author.
For an unauthorized history of Lucky and other supermarket chains that operated between the 1920s and 1970s, check out Groceteria
.com, a Web site produced by Charlotte, N.C.-based freelance writer and Web designer David Gwynn.
The butcher shop was just down the street from our house, past the old, squat Carnegie Library, the Elks Club, the Groceteria
, the bakery, and the big stucco fire department with its long driveway.
In the basement groceteria
, small portions of food are stocked, says Kehler, because a lot of older and single people who live in downtown apartments gravitate to the main store grocery section.
She worked as a bookkeeper for a family-owned grocery store, Groceteria
, in the 1940s.
In 1911 two of the stores claiming to be the first self-service grocery stores--Alpha Beta Food Market of Pomona, Calif., and Ward's Groceteria
, Ocean Park, Calif.--opened their doors, followed quickly by Bay Cities Mercantile's Humpty Dumpty Stores.
Her family moved to Eugene just before World War II; her father, Theodore Busch, cut meat at the Groceteria
- a meat and produce market on the southeast corner of Broadway and Olive Street in downtown Eugene.
Woolworth and Loblaw Groceterias
, depended heavily on window displays to lure passing pedestrians into their shops.
But just as new words are accepted, old terminology falls by the wayside such as the 1902 entries groceterias
(a grocer) and noodle (a stupid person).
However, by 1960, this dynamic was being severely tested by supermarkets, or groceterias
(as they were commonly known in Canada in the 1950s).
Wages in Toronto's grocery stores, including Loblaw Groceterias
, Tamblyn, Dominion, and A & P, were generally around 10-22 cents per hour.