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Picturing the Past 119: Mittwede'sPosted Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at 3:16 PM
Mittwede's grocery store as it appeared in a photo dated May 25, 1966. (T-G file photo)
Mittwede's was one of Shelbyville's first supermarkets. I remember this store well as a child.
Looking back at old Times-Gazettes it looks like Bill Mittwede had mastered the art of promotion, even to the point of giving away cars.
Shelbyville today has only a few large grocery stores and a couple of smaller ones, nearly all chain-owned. Mittwede's is an example of the old days when everyone knew their grocer -- and it seems the grocery stores were spread all over town.
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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