Original Tenant: unknown
Address: 712 High St, Portsmouth, VA
Later Tenants: unknown
Photographed: January 2020Monticello Ave store, this one does not appear on Groceteria's list, but that doesn't mean it wasn't a grocery store.)
Love these signs! I will say that I've done some work lately on listing grocery stores in Worcester, Massachusetts from city directories, and my instincts have been almost never wrong about what was and what wasn't a grocery store up there. But then again, I know Worcester like the back of my hand so I know what to look for. I don't know this area so well, but I still thought it was an interesting storefront worth photographing. Anyhow, we have another store just outside of town today, and that's our last day of the Norfolk area! Head over to The Market Report tomorrow to see some more area pictures.
One (possibility), if anyone knows. Did this area ever have a chain of small shops (my example would be the Isaly stores from PA/OH)?ReplyDelete
Seems something like that could have fit in a spot like this, back when such stores were more common in a downtown setting.
Excellent point. And a very interesting chain of stores! I'll have to look into that more.Delete