It was a neighborhood grocery store that sat behind the Taco Bell on 25th street, but I can't remember the name of the street that it was on. I use to ride my bike there as a little girl and buy those wonderful chocolate treats called ice cubes. As I recall it was a little green store, a country type store. The lady who rung me up, I was always a little intimidated by her because I could not make up my mind on which candy I wanted. I wonder if anyone has a picture of that store, or remembers the history of it.
Post by David Sechrest on May 1, 2010 12:09:54 GMT -5
Lyn, since there is a Deitz Market Thread, I'm going to post my response here.
My parents rented an apartment above the Deitz Market when I was very little. I will have to check with mom, but I think there were two apartments above the market. Mom loved that apartment. I have a blurry picture taken inside around Christmas time of me sitting on a blanket in front of a christmas tree. By my age, I would say the picture was taken in the winter of 1952.
If I can locate it, I will post it here.
David Sechrest Historic Columbus Indiana Progress should not ignore its roots and pillage our heritage in the process. Cultural, social, and historical should be part of the process, for it is the path and not the destination that is important - S. Givens
I didn't know that there were apartments above Dietz's market, that's an interesting thing to know! Thanks for telling me. My father walked to Dietz market in the Blizzard of 1978 to get food for our family. The snow was too high to drive a car in, but he took out sled all the way to Dietz market and then came back with the it weighted down with groceries.
Dietz's Northside Market was located at the southeast corner of 23rd and Union Streets. We lived in the 2300 block of Newton, and I can remember saving my pennies until I had enough to to walk over there and buy a Dreamsicle or a couple of pieces of Double Bubble. Ray and Elsie were nice folks.