Sunday, June 1, 2008

Monthly Theme Day: Corner Store



I had a hard time deciding what to use as a corner store. In Jefferson City, there is not much of a corner store left here. They have all been taken over by chains. This is one of the last local gems we have left. It is the Central Dairy store. Central Dairy is the local dairy which manufactures ice cream and milk. Until recently, they did morning deliveries of milk. Last year they were bought out by a bigger dairy in the Midwest, Prairie Farms. Many people were afraid that the local ice cream counter would go. So far, so good. It remains. And it is as popular as ever.
Check back tomorrow for more pictures of Central Dairy.
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9 comments:

Tanya said...

Oh yum! Do they serve frozen custard there? When we lived in Springfield, there was a really popular frozen custard place that everyone loved! I can't think of the name now to save my life!

IamMBB said...

I know from experience that those employees probably have really strong forearms. Scooping ice cream builds muscles.

Jim said...

I bet thats a great place to stop on Sunday afternoon after yard work.

yoshi said...

I love this kind of shop! If only there was one where I live ...

babooshka said...

At least it has local produce. You are right, the corner shops do seemed to have disappeared.

Kelly said...

We have a place like this too, and I love getting milk delivered!

Halcyon said...

Very nice! Our closest ice cream parlour is Baskin Robbins. I do like it better than those "marble slab" places though. I don't understand the fascination with mixing stuff in with your ice cream.

It's always nice to see that some local shops remain.

Aubrey said...

I also had a little trouble with this theme because of the loss of local shops and I was curious to see if you would have the same issue. Good choice of shop and photo.

Chuck Pefley said...

Wonderful choice!! I love soda fountains and they are pretty few and far between these days! Thanks for sharing this one on Theme Day!

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