Thursday, November 26, 2015
1950 - Downtown Minot
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Thursday and Friday Minot Memories
Downtown Minot in 1950 -– Entertainment – If one wanted to watch a movie there was the Orpheum Theater, The Strand and The State. In 1952 the Empire opened. Admission was a quarter and a bag of popcorn was a dime.
For more adult entertainment and refreshments there were a number of bars in Downtown Minot. There was the Brown Derby, The Buffalo Tap, Brady’s, The Covered Wagon, North Main Tavern, The Terrace, The Grand Tavern, Lee’s, The 13 Club and Vaughn’s . Downtown Minot provided all ages with some sort of entertainment in 1950.
Downtown Minot in 1950 – Department Stores – In 1950 a number of department stores were open on Main Street. Woolworths was listed as the 5 and 10 cent department store. Kresge’s was just up from Woolworths, carrying merchandise from 25 cents to $1.00. Other department stores on Main Street included Sears, on the north end of Main Street, Montgomery Wards, a favorite meeting place, J C Penny on the corner of 1st Avenue and Main , S & L on South Main, featuring trading stamps, and Ellison’s on 2nd Avenue and South Main.