It's almost 8 p.m. but it's still Friday and time enough for our weekly "Friday Photo." This week, the city's tax assessor files show part of the 4900 block of France Avenue. (Zipoy's grocery is at 4948 France Avenue, Edina Hardware is 4944 France.) The buildings are still the same, I think, judging from the roof line, but all the businesses have changed since this photo was taken in 1959.
What strikes me most is the size of the businesses. Instead of a warehouse food store, Zipoy's is just a little storefront. Instead of the megastore Home Depot or Lowe's, area residents had Edina Hardware. These are just small Mom and Pop businesses, where Mom and Pop lived in your neighborhood.
Can anyone tell me more about these businesses or the people who ran them? I'd love to hear from you.
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