Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Herb's Food Town Closes

October 21, 1978, Neenah-Menasha Daily Northwestern
I first mentioned this store in 2012, featuring a 1962 article when Herb retired and turned over the store to his son John: I was quite familiar with this store growing up, as it was only a block from my house.  In that post, I lamented the demise of this corner grocery from Menasha, where, at one time, it seemed every neighborhood had one.  But now, after the rise of the big box retailers mostly built away from town centers, many neighborhoods are virtual food deserts.  If one doesn't have transportation, the only alternative is shopping at convenience marts and pharmacies.  And usually, it's difficult to find real food at those places. 

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