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Neil H Donahue - Report this comment
Also was Brocklemans Market-then Goodwill then Welfare Office-Next to the Royal Hotel And Theatre
this was also the a&p grocerey store in the late 50s and 60s
therese gmyrek - Report this comment
I remember this building well. Every Saturday my mother, sister and I went shopping there. Just before we left for home, my Mom would treat us to the biggest and the bestest 'cream puffs'. They were huge and delicious!
richard h.dow - Report this comment
i Remember going to this market in the forties with my grandfather to buy our Saturday night beans.He would buy nothing unless he could have a sample.I remeber also that during the war years some people refused to shop there because of the the German name of the owners. Thanks for the memories.
Marion Devine Coner - Report this comment
When my great grandmother shopped here every Wednesday in the 1920's, she took advantage of their home delivery system. After she had lunch at the market's lunch counter she went through the store choosing her groceries. The price of each item was added to a bill she paid when she was finished. The item she choose was given a ID number and sent to a central collecting area for delivery to her house. By the time she had been to a movie and had had a banana split and arrived home her groceries were there waiting for her. This was her Wednesday ritual
Will (Billy Sturtevant) Marengo - Report this comment
Yes, I remember this building. It was an A&P and Goodwill. Didn't it also house the Department of Motor Vehicles at one time? Does the building still exist?
Oh my goodness! I remember that being the market when I was real little. I believe the department of transitional assistance was there too. I can not get over the amazing sights of Worcester
Claire Cameron - Report this comment
I may be mistaken, but this looks like Chandler and Main streets.
Worcester Market is now attached to the Registry of Motor vehicles and houses the "Department of Enviromental Protection". 08/05
Chet- February 03, 2008 - Report this comment
In the early 1960s this was a Stop and Shop grocery store. My favorite thing was the counter in the front where I used to get some sort of yellow beverage called "Blend". In the back was the butcher area, and they had some sort of mannequin dressed in a butcher's apron. It always scared me. If you entered or exited in the back there was a long ramp.
jim sadowski- December 14, 2008 - Report this comment Worcester Market Building (added 1980 - Building - #80000612) 831 Main St., Worcester Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event Architect, builder, or engineer: Ziroli,Oreste Architectural Style: No Style Listed Area of Significance: Architecture, Commerce Period of Significance: 1900-1924 Owner: Private Historic Function: Commerce/Trade Historic Sub-function: Specialty Store, Warehouse Current Function: Social Current Sub-function: Civic Worcester Market. The market, at the corner of Main and Madison Streets, was built in 1914 and was the largest of its kind in the country.
Richard Ayres- December 24, 2009 - Report this comment
I went there during the forty's, this was a supermarket long before supermarkets. I liked to watch the automated, donut machines in the front of the store. I also remember the the long ramp to the rear parking lot.
Belinda Brunelle- July 20, 2010 - Report this comment
My father Ernie remembers going to this market almost every saturday when he was young. just before he passed away on March 25th I showed him a ceramic jub I had purchased at an antique store in Calif. It came from the market and is labeled: "Worcester Market Worcester, MASS"
Brett MIller- August 16, 2010 - Report this comment
My Great Great Grandfather Edgar E. Miller was a Co-owner of this Market in its heyday. He also was the Comptroller of Providence Market.
jim sadowski- August 18, 2010 - Report this comment
Once the largest market in the USA. Remember catching a trolly from Webster Square to reach the market. Remember all the inside counters, and their freebee's. Counters offered a small taist of their thing. A cookie, or something. The store was huge. First floor size of a football field, and it had a second floor for other than retail things. Remember they had railroad tracks into rear of store.
Ann-Marie- August 27, 2012 - Report this comment
Does anyone have information about the burgandy woven baskets that the Worcester Market had to carry groceries in? They had leather handles and were about 2 feet long. If so, let me know! Thanks.
steven price- January 19, 2015 - Report this comment
Does anyone have information about Nick Argentos Market located on Central Street?Nicks had a coldcut that was called Press Ham.It was delicious and I still can taste its sweetness.I have exhausted all ways to find it once again.I need your Help,Please.I feel excited,THANKS.
Joe Lewicke- October 06, 2017 - Report this comment
I remember the long soda fountain that was on one side of the market. I think this was the place. Does anyone remember it?
Kenny-Market dweller- January 30, 2021 - Report this comment
I do recall visiting this with my dad- and we walk home near Memorial hospital- with bags of groceries- it was complete chaos- people everywhere- hustle and bustle- if not mistaken it bordered Madison street on the right- opposite corner from Burwicks Furniture store- and does anyone remember this- a real-Dump of a shoe store- called Barr's- was out behind the building- dad was as cheap as the day was long- but always came thru for a pair of canvas no-name sneakers- for $1.99- i also think my very first pair of BEATLE-boots- came from there- jeez- dad sure took heat with Mom- for that move- "she loves you- Yeah yeah yeah"

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