I'd like to find out more about this store Deitz's Northside Market, 1105 23rd Street, in Columbus, Indiana. I spent a lot of time riding my bike as a little girl going to and from the store on a daily basis. I loved this little market. I want to know what year did they open, close, are there any pictures, who owned it etc? I loved this little market and have nothing but good memories about it. I remember going there to buy things just to talk to the employees because they were so nice to me.
Trying to find location of a grocery store run by a Mr. Schneider. It was near State St. in, then, East Columbus
George Robert ‘Bob’ Snyder ran a small grocery at 1831 McKinley in 1953 and after. That location was on the south west corner of McKinley Avenue and Oak Street. Later the building had an addition and housed a restaurant, Milnes Grill. Just south of the restaurant was Scotty’s Pool Hall and one block south on the east side of the street was the location of Sammy’s Root Beer Stand. Bob Snyder was my uncle and he had a butcher shop, as most neighborhoods stores in that time. He also accepted charging to customers. Most paid the grocery bills on payday!
Wrong spelling. Name was Schneider. I knew his daughter-went to Garfield together. Also, date is wrong -- would have been in the '40's.
In looking at the city directories we have from the 1940's at the Library, there was no grocery store with the name of "Schneider". The closest entry was a Schneider Implement Store in the 300 block of 4th Street. They are listed as selling Farm Implements, Seeds, and Fertilizer.
The 1953 city directory confirms what Richard was saying that a Snyder's Food Market operated at 1831 McKinley by George R. Snyder. 1953 is the first time this market appears in the directory. In earlier directories, Mr. Snyder is listed as being employed elsewhere.
We are fortunate to have Richard's recollections of his uncle's store and I am sure he could elaborate further about the store and its impact on the neighborhood.