Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Thursday, March 8, 2018

The Other Shoe Drops

March 8, 1987, Oshkosh Daily Northwestern

Mr. Tuchscherer's brother-in-law Peter Kemmeter later opened a neighborhood grocery at 303 Ahnaip Street.  The one which, according to Memories of Doty Island : A Link Between Two Cities (1999), he apparently had not found his "niche" in life until after World War I when he built the store. His family lived upstairs and all members helped wait on customers, stock shelves, and did whatever else needed to be done. By the time World War II was over, Clarence, his son, took over the running of the store and it continued to do business until the supermarkets gave too much competition.

And of course, as alluded to in the last paragraphs, being on the south side of Main Street, the whole block east of Mill Street was later razed to enable the construction of an office building and parking lot that opened in 1991. 

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