The Heritage Lectures
History of Corner Stores in Biddeford
Join us at the historic First Parish Meetinghouse, 7 Meetinghouse Road.
Sara Bloom, retired Professor, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music will play the organ, Prelude No. 1, Bach with a hymn at the end of the program.
Dana Peck, ex-officio board member of the Biddeford Historical Society will give a talk on the history of corner stores.
What made a store successful in a neighborhood? Ethnic products? Spoke foreign languages? Allowed payment terms? Best prices? How did each survive in such a competitive market? Who were their employees -- family, neighbors?
We will explore the differences of the evolution and demise of the corner store.
Year # of Stores in Town
1980 31 Biddeford/Saco
1987 19 Biddeford/Saco
2022 3 Biddeford
May 17th at 7:00 p.m.
Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
Refreshments will be available.
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