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Collection: Richards Studio Collection
Description: Four men in white shirts and ties stand in front of Piggly Wiggly store #3 on a windy day. They are, left to right, Chester A. (Chic) Hogan, owner and operator of the Piggly Wiggly stores; Frank Wrolson, meat supervisor and meat department manager; Ellis Whitman, grocery supervisor for the chain; and Cecil Hulse, store manager. The friendly porker logo looks down from the neon sign, while the printing states strongly "free parking ONLY while shopping in Piggly Wiggly." The beautiful new 11, 000 square foot Piggly Wiggly will begin its Grand Opening on 8/31/55. The former Franklin Food Store at this location has been remodeled into a modern supermarket with self service meats, grocery staples, housewares, drug sundries and a Van de Kamps self service bakery. It is the 2nd Piggly Wiggly in Tacoma. The Grand Opening will be celebrated with give aways of free Davy Crockett caps and orchids, plus prizes. The Piggly Wiggly Supermarket chain is located in 38 states plus Alaska and Hawaii. Its vast purchasing power makes lower prices possible. The fifties trend to "super" markets signalled the death of mom and pop groceries, butchers and bakeries. (TNT 8/30,1955, pg. 7-9) TPL-9166
Address:5252 So. Washington St. (Check the Buildings Index)
Subjects: Piggly Wiggly (Tacoma); Supermarkets; Grocery stores--Tacoma--1950-1960; Hogan, Chester A.; Wrolson, Frank; Whitman, Ellis; Hulse, Cecil;
Image type: Black & White
Print type: Fiber base-Glossy
Print format: 8x10"
Rights: See Tacoma Public Library for specific rights and permissions.