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Downtown Piggly Wiggly grocery store, 1941

Posted on December 12, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
The Pggly-Wiggly grocery store in downtown Lexington at the corner of Broadway and Short Street, Oct. 1941. Six months later, two buildings shown here would be torn down and replaced by a new one-story Kroger supermarket. The Kroger featured 5,520 square feet of floor space and a new style of checkout counters. In each of the three checkout lanes, the carts were rolled inside the checking counter so they could be easily reached by the clerks and out of the way of customers. The two buildings on the right side of the picture is the Lexington Opera House. In the 1970's the Opera House was purchased by the Lexington Center Corporation and a side entrance was added to the complex. Herald-Leader archive photo

The Piggly Wiggly grocery store in downtown Lexington at Broadway and Short Street, October 1941. Six months later, two buildings shown here would be torn down and replaced by a new one-story Kroger supermarket. The Kroger featured 5,520 square feet of floor space and a new style of checkout counters. In each of the three checkout lanes, the carts were rolled inside the checking counter so they could be easily reached by the clerks and out of the way of customers. The building on the far right in the picture is the Lexington Opera House. The building to the left of the Opera House now houses the law offices of Garmer & Prather PLLC. In the 1970s, the Opera House was bought by the Lexington Center Corp., and a side entrance was added to the complex. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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