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Picture Business Name Location Owner/Operator Dates of Operation Comments:
  Canter's Army & Navy Store 4th & Market St.   ? - 1952 - ?  
  Cheap John's 5th & Sproul Sts.     "I remenber there were two stores: 1st floor sold toys and other stuff that was cheap (Like a Dollar store) and upstairs they sold the better stuff."

Hank Ternove,
hank_ternove@yahoo.com

  Ches-Penn 5 & 10 700 block of Edgmont Ave. Jules Schwarts    
  Elman's Variety Store 609 W. 3rd St. Joe Elman c. 1930 - Present "I know the Four Aces visited there and was a favorite stop for Mickey Vernon going from Marcus Hook to Philly back in the 50's and other local celebrities visited there too...
Snowballs, Hershey's Ski Hi ice cream, and WOW the Tastykakes!  You could purchase nylons, film, and creal there.  About anything."

Bill Elman, STEELDAN1@aol.com

S. S. Kresge Corner of 5th & Edgmont Ave.     Thanks to James Crystle,
j.crystle@worldnet.att.net
  Kudak's (sp?) Variety Store 3rd & Wilson St.   ?- late 1950's - early 1960's -? David J. Hentosh, david.j.hentosh@lmco.com

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J. G. McCrory 609-13 Edgmont Ave. C. R. Rogers, manager 1924 October 1924-  
  Manning's Hobby Shop 8th & Morton Ave.     "Many a Saturday spent there to get a 25 cent rubber band powered plane or a stick model airplane."

Thanks to
Joe Grovola,
joe.g1@comcast.net 

  Price's 7th & Central Willie "Brother" Price   "Also operated Taurus Flavors ice cream store & hoagie shop on 7th St. near Fulton."

Thanks to
Kim A. Brown, cousin,
kym419@aol.com  

  Shuster's Army & Navy Store  314 Market St.   ? - 1952 - ?  
  Silver's (1) 5th & Market St., SW corner      
  Simmonds Hobby Shop 7th & Edgmont
(near St. Michael's)
    Thanks to
Thomas McKniff, Sr.
Ron3597@aol.com
  Stewart's 5 & 10 1100 block of Morton Ave.     Thanks to Pat,
vis12321@home.com
  Surplus Store 607 Sproul St. Otto Rosenblatt ? - 1952 - ?  
  Tony's Store 414 Concord Ave. Tony & Minniegal DeSanctis 1939-1960 Thanks to Mario Ferrarelli, grandson, mario@delanet.com
  Woolworth 518 Market St.

later

614 Edgmont Ave.

Ed Parker, manager c. 1964 - 1967 - 1924 - Woolworth moved to 614 Edgmont Ave. c. 1960

"My wife's father, Ed Parker, was the store manager of Woolworth's on Edgmont Ave. from about 1964 until his death in 1967. His son, Jack, went on to become president of Woolworth's. Jack resigned from Woolworth to start his own business in 1985."

Thanks to
Dave Hall

 

 

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