Hometown history: La Crosse was home to 79 grocery stores 50 years ago

2011-01-10T00:00:00Z 2011-01-10T06:24:58Z Hometown history: La Crosse was home to 79 grocery stores 50 years ago La Crosse Tribune
January 10, 2011 12:00 am

The following list from the 1961 La Crosse City Directory shows the city had 79 grocery stores, most of them small, neighborhood affairs. Of these grocery stores, only Quillin's remains in business today, though not at the 325 West Ave. N. location listed here. Also, though it no longer sells groceries, Consumer's Market still is in business as Consumer's Bakery at 133 Fourth St. S.

  • A & P Food Store, 115 Sixth St. S.
  • Abicht's Grocery, 1315 Redfield St.
  • Abraham Grocery, 513 Copeland Ave.
  • Art's Bantam Market, 1516 Market St.
  • Avon Street Market, 430 Avon St.
  • Balduzzi Grocery, 1516 Farnam St.
  • Berry's Food Market, 1316 Fourth St. S.
  • Birnbaum's Park & Shop, 1125 Gillette S.
  • Bonsack Grocery, 906 15th St. S.
  • Boulevard IGA Foods, 921 Losey Blvd. S.
  • Bruha Grocery, 911 Adams St.
  • Buck's IGA Grocery, 1524 Bainbridge St.
  • Burgmaier's Grocery, 1400 Pine St.
  • Bush's IGA, 1602 Redfield St.
  • Caledonia Street Market, 1453 Caledonia St.
  • Campbell Road Market, 1912 Campbell Road
  • Chesebro's Corner Grocery, 1924 14th St. S.
  • City Food Market, 928 West Ave. S.
  • Conrad's Grocery, 1015 Pine St.
  • Consumer's Market, 133 Fourth St. S.
  • Crandall's Groceries & Confectionery, 1500 Avon St.
  • Family Food Market, 1526 10th St. S.
  • Ferris Selrite Grocery, 1303 Bainbridge St.
  • Forer's Food Market, 1504 Farnam St.
  • Freddie's Food Shop, 1107 Liberty St.
  • Fredrickson's Food Store, 801 La Crosse St.
  • Graf's Food Market, 1601 Loomis St.
  • Havlicek's Grocery, 1422 Seventh St. S.
  • Heslip's Market, 2003 George St.
  • Hickey's Grocery, 2027 21st St. S.
  • Hillview Grocery, 707 Losey Blvd. N.
  • Home Grocery, 1834 George St.
  • Jehlen D. & Sons, 121 Third St. S.
  • Jerry's Market, 901 Adams St.
  • Jim's Market, 500 Avon St.
  • Justinger's Food Store, 700 West Ave. S.
  • Kelley's Korner, 2301 East Ave. S.
  • Kerr's Grocery, 604 Fifth Ave. S.
  • Kopeckey's IGA Store, 2127 George St.
  • Kroger Co., 2500 State Road
  • La Crosse Street Market, 1610 La Crosse St.
  • Lincoln Grocery, 514 Eighth St. S.
  • Marcou's Market, 732 Rose St.
  • Marking's Food Market, 1400 Liberty St.
  • Model Market, 830 Vine St.
  • Monsoor's Jackson Street Market, 618 Jackson St.
  • Monsoor's Grocery, 2239 George St.
  • Monsoor's Superette, 512 Copeland Ave.
  • Muehr's Grocery, 1316 Farnam St.
  • National Food Stores, 500 Cass St.
  • Nelson's IGA Grocery, 3109 State Road
  • Neumeister Market, 1226 Caledonia St.
  • Osweiler Grocery, 2003 Charles St.
  • Parkside Store, 2727 South Ave.
  • Prentice Market, 2011 Adams St.
  • Prospect Market, 2600 Prospect St.
  • Quillin's Market & Bakery, 325 West Ave. N.
  • Ralph's IGA, 729 Sixth St. S.
  • Real Food Shop, 2001 Johnson St.
  • Rich's Super Fair, 2506 South Ave.
  • Roller Super Market, 626 Fourth St. S.
  • Ross Grocery, 1534 Badger St.
  • Rudy's Super Market, 608 Main St.
  • Schreier's Market, 815 Rose St.
  • Selck's R & S Grocery, 315 23rd St. S.
  • Seroogy Grocery, 1553 Liberty St.
  • Sheehan's Food Market, 610 Main St.
  • Smale's, 533 Cass St.
  • Southgate IGA Foodliner, 2701 Losey Blvd. S.
  • Super Valu, 65 Copeland Ave.
  • Super Valu, 1024 19th St. S.
  • Wakeen Grocery, 317 Losey Blvd. S.
  • Wakeen's, 1033 Caledonia St.
  • Wally's Market, 1001 La Crosse St.
  • Weiland's Super Selrite, 2113 Coulee Ave.
  • West Avenue Grocery, 1202 West Ave. S.
  • Withrow Grocery, 2824 Losey Blvd. S.
  • Young's Grocery, 3003 Lake Shore Drive
  • Ziebell's IGA Food Liner, 1501 West Ave. S.

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