Worthington Ohio Grocery Store - Home Market

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Home Market Worthington Ohio ad from 1940The only Worthington grocery store today is the Kroger at Worthington Square.  The only grocery store in the City of Worthington anyway.

Hot dog here's an old ad for Home Market a Worthington grocery store.  What a find a 1940 ad according to Don O'Brien who shared the ad (wrapping material) via his Flickr stream... Mr. O'Brien grew up in Worthington and has fabulous, "Old Worthington" photos on Flickr. Not Old Worthington like the neighborhood exactly but photos of what that neighborhood was like in the late 1930's and into the 1940's. That really was the Village of Worthington... at that point. He also has photos of the Worthington area back in the 1930's and 1940's too. Some of those unincorporated areas are now the City of Worthington. His photos are treasures on Flickr today.

... back to 1940 Worthington. Look at the top ad  "Frankfurts"

Swift's Premium is certainly a recognizable brand. 

Do you see  "Birds Eye Frosted Foods" not frozen, but frosted

Old Worthington does not have a grocery store anymore.  The Jubilee just south of North St. closed a few years ago when CVS gave them an offer they could not refuse.  What's new in Old Worthington - the CVS. The Jubilee was the "Super Dooper" an IGA store when I moved to town, my office was right next door.

There is no grocery store in Linworth, has not been since the 1990's. I believe that was an IGA Super Dooper in Linworth through the mid to late 1990's.

The only grocery store in the City of Worthington is the Kroger at Worthington Square Mall on W. Wilson Bridge Road.

Look at those prices in the 1940 ad!  This was the pricey locally owned grocery store.  Mr. O'Brien wrote on Flickr:

"The Home Market was the locally-owned grocery in Worthington for many years. There was also an A&P and Kroger where grocery prices were cheaper. "

Another  old photo of Don O'Brien's (Dok1 on Flickr)  that I shared previously showed the Kroger on High Street and I believe the A&P in the background, a few doors up.

I wonder where the "Home Market" was in Worthington. I am assuming it was in Old Worthington because wasn't that really all there was to Worthington in 1940? Three grocery stores in the community. Of course they were all markets, not supermarkets.

Mr. O'Brien says of the ad "The Home Market at Worthington, Ohio ran this ad in the February 22 issue of the weekly Worthington News."

More about Worthington history

W. Wilson Bridge Road  - Worthington History

Worthington's Mobile Homes - a lot of the historic structures in Worthington have been moved

Worthington's Ancient History



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Visit Don O'Brien's Flickr photostream for lots of photos of Worthington in the late 1930's and into the 1940's.  He also has lots of old advertisements, many from magazine, pictures of cars, pictures of his travels.

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Jenny Kotulak
RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage - Oakville, ON
Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate

Good Morning Miss Maureen,

What a well thought out and written post.  We all have to eat so it's good to know where we can find a grocery store lol.  I love history so enjoyed the old ad. That's great that you have a source for your photos. 

Jul 30, 2009 03:08 AM #1
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

I wrote it at the same time as one yesterday about a road in Worthington using one of Mr. O'Brien's old photos. 

"Home Market" catchy name for a grocery huh?

Jul 30, 2009 03:48 AM #2
Steve Shatsky
Dallas, TX

Hi Maureen... too bad that the Home Market isn't still around... I liked their prices!  :)

Jul 30, 2009 04:55 AM #3
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Aren't those prices something?

Jul 30, 2009 05:31 AM #4
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