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Grocery Wholesalers / Produce


Picture Business Name Location Owner/Operator Dates of Operation Comments:

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Photo courtesy of Vincent Gabriel Lavella
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Lavella Brothers/
Night Owls Wholesale Market
723 W 3rd St.
(west side)

The original warehouse was on the opposite side of W 3rd St.

Original owners:
Fred, Gabe, Tom, and Guy Lavella

Guido "Guy" Lavella d. 3/14/2006

Current owners:
Joseph, Carmen and Gabriel Lavella Jr. 

1937 - Present Thanks to Vincent Gabriel Lavella, vincent.lavella@mma.mass.edu

Thanks to "Joker" Jack Chambers

  Sidney Produce 9th & Engle Sid ? - Early 1950's - 1970 - ? "Sidney produce that was at the corner of 9th and Engle Street. Sid was there from and early 1950s to 1970 I believe. He sold produce from April to October, He used to have the coldest watermelon in Chester. His open air store was only closed by a sliding curtain when closed.

Thanks to
Pete Krasowski




If you have any information and or pictures that you would like to contribute about any businesses in Chester, please forward it to john@oldchesterpa.com

2001, 2002, 2006 John A. Bullock III.

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This page last updated 08/02/06