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Monday, September 26, 2016

MInot's Magic Mile Pt 3 - 1962

 --  in 1962 the Magic Mile in Minot was Highway 83 south of Central Avenue…. It had not been renamed Broadway at this time . Some of the businesses and proprietors on the “Magic Mile” included Ardell Horob – Chateau Lanes – (Bowling alley where Perkins and Days Inn are now) ….. Oscar Swenson – Swenson’s Furniture (Computech) ….. Larry Ostdahl – Sebby’s House of Tile (corner of 19th and South Broadway (new Dentist Office)) ….. Past Eating Establishments – The Shirley Room Cafeteria – Lower level of the Minot Federal Building…… Chief’s Chicken ‘n Beef & Fish – Located at 1701 South Broadway – Hours were 9am to 10 pm --- eat in or take out – Jake’s Spice & Spirit --- 1919 South Broadway (now the home of the Marketplace Dollar Store) ----


 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Minot's Magic Mile Pt 2 - 1962

 in 1962 the Magic Mile in Minot was Highway 83 south of Central Avenue…. It had not been renamed Broadway at this time . Some of the businesses and proprietors on the “Magic Mile” included Eldean Bechtold – Deliveryman – Minot Lumber – (Qudoba’s) ….. Alfred Braaten – Partsman – Krebsbach’s …. (S Broadway Marketplace Foods) …. Leonard H Rice – Mechanic – Nielson Stewart – (old Ryan GMC – Next to new Honda Store) ….. Gladys Stober – Magic Mile Market (Oil Change Center ) ….. Warren Grenvick – Shop Foreman – Minot Woodworks (across from Ryan Chevrolet) ….. Delores Signalness – Kitchen – Gordons Holiday Spot (Hibachi Restaurant) ….. Henry Zeman – Service manager – Import Motors (Prairie Federal) …. 


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Minot's Magic Mile Pt 1 - 1962

in 1962 the Magic Mile in Minot was Highway 83 south of Central Avenue…. It had not been renamed Broadway at this time . Some of the businesses and proprietors on the “Magic Mile” included ….. Darlene Nush – Car hostess at Hansen’s Drive-In (before A&W days) …. Myron Anderson at Rice’s 24 hour Standard Service (14th Ave) ….. Fred Lindberg – Service dept – Westlie Motors ….. Clarence Barth – Produce Mgr – South Hill Red Owl – (Tractor Supply) ….. Elmer Gaardsmoe – Mechanic – St Croix Motors (Dakota Boys ranch Thrift Store) ….. Maynard Erickson – Self Service Furniture – (across from Ryan Chevrolet)….. Jim Flory – Mechanic – Bee Line Service (1503 S. Broadway) ….. Doris Nordin – Kelly’s Bottle Shop  (Pita Pit) ……

St. Croix Motors

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Jupiter Discount Store and more

Past Businesess – ….. Geo. E Valker Floral – 216 South main St…. Now the parking lot for Wells Fargo bank ….. Northland Archery – 10-A 1st St SW – Above Harry’s Tire Service (When Harry’s was Downtown) – Indoor archery range and product sales ….. Spinning Wheel – Yarn and sewing shop located in the basement of Northwest Music on main Street in Minot ….. The Al-Ma Shop – fabrics and accessories – 108 4th Ave SE – (new Burdick Expressway ….. Jupiter Discount Store grand opening was in February 1963Main Street in Minot – Formerly SS Kresge and the forerunner of Kmart – (Western Paint Home Center in this building now)


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Food Prices 1962

Grocery Prices Piggly Wiggly 1962 – at all locations – 20 pounds of potatoes – 59 cents … 1 pound of butter – 49 cents …. 8 inch baked apple pie – 59 cents ….. A german chocolate cake – 99 cents ….. Red grapes – 19 cents pound ….. Bathroom tissue – 12 rolls for $1.00 ….. 5 loaves of fresh baked bread for $1.00 …… Super Fair Grocery Stores – (North Broadway and 4th Avenue NW) ….. 10 pounds of sugar for 85 cents ….. Ground beef – 45 cents pound ….. Chuck roast – 49 cents pound ….. 10 pound bag potatoes – 25 cents …… Oreo cookies – 49 cents….. 2 ½ pound bag of brown sugar – 39 cents



Monday, September 19, 2016

News Arcade II –

 In the Wednesday, January 30, 1963 newspaper there was an ad announcing the Grand Opening of the News Arcade II. It was located at 214 South Main St. They were open until 10:30 pm nightly. The News Arcade II claimed to have Minot’s most complete supply of paperback books. They also sold newspapers, magazines, greeting cards, and North Dakota Souvenirs…. And they did some photo finishing. … News arcade was also a drop off point for ABC Cleaners. Clothes in by 9 am would be ready by 5 pm.

Friday, September 16, 2016

More Businesses You May Remember

Past Businesses – Cloth Haus – Fabrics and Notions – on Main Street in Downtown Minot ---- American Lifestyles --- 1906 South  Broadway (Now  CompuTech) – Sold waterbeds and bedroom suites ---- Minot Outdoor Theater --- on the corner of Highway 83 South and County Road 14 – (now the home of Cartiva and Enerbase- Across from Minot Chrysler Center) They occasionally featured “Buck Nite” - $1.00 per car admittance ---- Wylie Piano Co. --- 117 West Central Avenue – Dealer for Baldwin pianos …… The Meat Shoppe – Located in the Mar-Son Distributor Building just east of the Riverside ( on 8th Ave or Valker Road) …. Trestle Valley Ski – In the hills by the train trestle west of Minot….


 Outdoor Theater - South Minot
Outdoor Theater - South Minot