As I was flipping through old copies of the City of Edina's newsletters from the 1970s and 1980s, a sheet with two photographs fell out. The paper, headlined A.D. Strong Company, shows Jerry's Hardware. With the recent death of owner Jerry Paulsen, it's only fitting to highlight a Jerry's business this week.
The other photo provides a view to the east down Vernon Avenue or 50th Street
A closer scan of the photo shows Edina Chicken and Pizza, as well as Direct Service.
I published a 1959 photo of the same location in a previous Photo Friday post. You can read about Olson Brothers drug store, Wong's cafe and Direct Service in that post, but I'll republish the photo here so you can get the side-by-side comparison of 1959 and... well, I'm not sure what year. Any ideas? Since it was with a collection of 1970s and 1980s artifacts, I'm guessing that's the right 20-year period. If you know your cars (or your Edina Chicken and Pizza), you probably can narrow that date down.
And here's how it looked in 2009, from Google maps.
Did you go to Edina Chicken back in the day? What years was it in business? Share your memories of this little corner of "Jerry's World" here oremail me.
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