Re: pinelake meat market

10/05/05 - posted by Roy Thomas

I remember the Pinelake Market because it was my mother's main grocery shopping store. (She used to drag one of those wartime "grocery carts" to & from the store.) (A cone shaped peach-basket with wooden wheels.) The grocery was originally on the corner property of 23rd & Vicente. The meat market was next door. At some time during the forties the grocery store had a major fire and I think it was at that time that the two properties merged. There was a passage cut through the wall permitting common access from the inside. Later the corner store was abandoned and the Pinelake Market stayed essentially the same in the adjoining building for many years. I remember that the two owners were named Guido and Cookie, but can't remember the surnames.

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