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Friday, February 10, 2012

Past Businesses - 1960's #8

Past Business of Minot #10 – Sunshine Grocery – located at 836 9th Ave NW (just west of Minot State), was a local neighborhood grocery store that featured groceries, quality meats, fresh produce, soft drinks and ice cream….. Riverside Lodge and Motel – Highway 2 east across from the Fairgrounds, (now the home of the Holiday Inn). It was built in 1946 and acclaimed for its superb cuisine, efficient service and comfortable accommodations in the motel….. Central Pharmacy – Bill Utke was the proprietor. Central Pharmacy was located at 19 West Central Avenue…. Ace Hardware – Located on the east side of 1st Street SE, one half block north of the Post Office (now the Federal Building). Started in 1933, Ace Hardware prided themselves as a complete hardware store featuring America’s best known brand names …. Shown below - Sunshine Grocery on 9th Ave NW and Ace Hardware


  1. Dave, Do you have anything on Northwest Sporting Goods? I once heard that Ookie Hammond was one of the owners before he got the position of Minot Recreation Commission Director.

    1. I will check into it... I do have some info on Northwest Sporting Goods

  2. I was just visiting relatives in Minot over the past 2 weeks. We went by the old Sunshine Grocery location. I had read in the past it was converted back to home some years ago, but now the building no longer exists. I understand the land was purchased by Little Flower Church and it now used for additional parking.