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The Laramee Company
This is the interior of The Laramee Company meat market and grocery store on North Street. It was owned by Pierre J. Laramee (on the far right of the picture) who went on to become Mayor of Willimantic and a State Senator. Pic of the Week February 02, 2012
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Borodach's GroceryThe “Windham Market” was usually referred to as Borodach's Market. It began as a meat market and grew into a full grocery store. It was located on the corner of Valley and Jackson Streets and razed during thr redevelopment period.
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Willimantic's Redevelopment periodThis is the southwest corner of Valley and Jackson Streets. From the left, the storefronts were occupied in the 1960s by Superior Electronics and George Bourey’s “College Shop”. The building with “72” painted on it had an entrance on Valley Street and was home to Borodach’s Grocery Store. Joseph "Al" Beaulieu told us that, "the first building to the left was Samson Meat Market, then The College Shop, and Ame Bordack Meat Market, which caught fire on the second floor, we had one of our Fire Fighters go through the floor that night . I believe the building was owned by a Mrs Haddad."
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Larrabee's Grocery in The Chronicle buildingThe Chronicle Building on Church Street was completed in 1887. The newspaper occupied a portion of the second and third floors. Besides Frank Larrabee’s grocery store, a doctor P.V. Smith practiced dentistry in the building.Over the years, the Chronicle needed more and more space and finally took over the whole building.
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The Mazzola Block and the Heller Block The Mazzola Block and the Heller Block are seen in this 1964 view of Main Street. Tin merchant Levi Frink built the Heller Block in the 1860s. It was demolished in 1970. The Mazzola Block was built in 1892 by Daniel Flaherty, and housed saloons and grocery stores until Prohibition. After World War One it became the city's first Italian-American grocery store.
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Main St. The south side of Main Street is pictured in this 1937 photograph. The Union Shoe store can be seen on the right in the Murray Block. Going up Main is the A & P grocery, the Wilson Drug Company, Bill's No. 7 Restaurant, the First National store in the old Shea Block and the Bay State Drug Company in the Loomer Opera House Block
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Willimantic Camp Meeting Association WorkersWillimantic businessman Henry C. Hall is shown with a group of workers at the Willimantic Camp Meeting Association. In addition to his Main Street grocery store, Hall, for several years, ran the boarding house and restaurant that served the temporary inhabitants of the Association during their annual meeting. As many as five thousand would attend the week long meeting.
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Marrotte's GroceryCharles Marrotte (forefront) was owner of this butcher shop located somewhere over the river in Willimantic. Standing in back is Charles Jr. Picture taken approximately 80 years ago, 1930's, we guess. (photo courtesy of Steve Marrotte)
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Samuel Amidon's Grocery StoreThe former Victorian Lady building is pictured shortly after its erection in 1892, when it served as Samuel Amidon's Grocery Store, replete with the smell of "salted cod and molasses."
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Hormisdas Dion's businessThis is 36-38 Ash St. (The two story house is still in existence.) The buildings housed the businesses of Hormisdas Dion. His extensive retail store consisted of a bakery, grocery store, meat market and he sold grain, wood and coal. At the height of his business he used 3 trucks and 5 teams for delivery of goods.
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Burt Thompson's Grocery StorePic of the Week - May 31, 2012
This was the grocery store owned by Burt Thompson. It was located in Franklin Hall at 798 Main St.

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