"Pure Food Market" in Providence

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"Pure Food Market" in Providence

Post by Groceteria » 01 Nov 2017 18:55

In the early 1950s, there were numerous stores in Providence with names like "Joe's Pure Food Market" and "Main Street Pure Food Market" or whatever. I'm wondering if this was just a generic term used in that area or an actual co-op/franchise.

There was one biggie named "Weybosset Pure Food Market" which had numerous locations over a long period of time. Most of the others seem clustered pretty much in the late 1940s and early 1950s and seem to be one-ff stores under individual names.

This should NOT be confused with Purity Stores, which was a whole different animal.

Anyone with firsthand knowledge (as opposed to guesses)?

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