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2017-06-15 / Editorial

Out of the Past


MOM AND POP SHOPS — During the late 1940s and early 1950s, Bright Spot Pottery and Depew Pharmacy were housed at 4911 Broadway, at the southwest corner of Elmwood Avenue and Broadway. Bright Spot Pottery took over the entire building when the pharmacy closed, occupying the building until 2001. Leonard Thrun, the owner of Bright Spot, retired after more than 50 years in the business. The building is now home to Depew Deli and Grocery. 
Photo from “Images of America: Depew” and courtesy of Arthur J. Domino and Theresa Wolfe MOM AND POP SHOPS — During the late 1940s and early 1950s, Bright Spot Pottery and Depew Pharmacy were housed at 4911 Broadway, at the southwest corner of Elmwood Avenue and Broadway. Bright Spot Pottery took over the entire building when the pharmacy closed, occupying the building until 2001. Leonard Thrun, the owner of Bright Spot, retired after more than 50 years in the business. The building is now home to Depew Deli and Grocery. Photo from “Images of America: Depew” and courtesy of Arthur J. Domino and Theresa Wolfe 125 Years Ago
June 16, 1892

• Crocodile shoes for young women will be one of the fashions in footwear this summer.

• The Lancaster Benevolent Association will hold its annual picnic at Mook’s Grove on Monday, July 4.

• An exchange calls attention to the fact that by the laws of 1891, using profane or indecent language on the street or in the public places, is punishable by a fine of $50 for each and every offense.

• Nature never looks more beautiful than at the present time. The copious rains have coaxed out the brilliant foliage luxuriantly, and every nook and corner in the woods shows out charmingly. Go out and have a tete-a-tete with nature and you will be a better man.

• The official organization of the Democratic party of Western New York will leave Buffalo by special train for Chicago over the Erie road. A very large delegation have already made arrangements to go, and this special train will carry the delegates and their friends of this end of the state.

• Robert E. Long, aged 21 years, was picked up Saturday morning on the Erie tracks near this village. He was taken to the Emergency Hospital, where he was found to be suffering from a compound fracture of the skull and internal injuries. He was unconscious and died Saturday afternoon. He was a brakeman on the Lehigh road and is supposed to have fallen off a freight train going east. His home was in Indiana, but he has been boarding in Buffalo.

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