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Grit: July 29, 1956 – Brother Plan Supermarket on City Corner

Plans for the construction of a new independently owned super market at the southwest corner of Hepburn Street and Park Avenue have been announced by the owner for Curchoe’s Market, 610 Hepburn Street. The new site will be across the street from the present location. Demolition of properties presently occupying the present area will begin

Plans for the construction of a new independently owned super market at the southwest corner of Hepburn Street and Park Avenue have been announced by the owner for Curchoe’s Market, 610 Hepburn Street. The new site will be across the street from the present location.

Demolition of properties presently occupying the present area will begin within the next 30 days. Associated in the venture are Ernest, Lawrence and Eugene Curchoe, brother who have been in the market for some years.

Natives of Williamsport, the brothers began their first business in 1935 at 603 Hepburn Street. After occupying that location for several years, they built the story they now occupy. They said they are embarking on the new venture because they have confidence in the future of Williamsport.

Buildings now on the site where the market will be constructed are the Breyer Ice Cream Company, Standard Drug Company and Hurr’s Dairy Store. There also is a vacant storeroom and a two-family house on the Park Avenue side of the plot. The home will be the first building razed in the project.
Plans for the new market call for a modern store in every respect, with a parking lot, which will accommodate 100 cars.

The building itself will be 75 feet by 110 feet and will give five times as much selling space as the current market occupies. A complete line of food will be offered including meats, groceries and produce. Construction is expected to be completed early next year.

The new market is being financed through the sale of stock certificates in the enterprise.

Compiled by Lou Hunsinger Jr.

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