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Mike Watson: Columbia Locker Market grand opening

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Mike Watson

The Columbia Locker opened its Market 56 years ago, the Adair County News reported in this front page news article:
"Columbia Locker & Market—The Grand Opening for the new Food Market—The grand opening of Columbia Locker's new food market will be held tomorrow, Thursday, November 16, beginning at 7:30 a.m. The new market has been added on to the locker plant on Campbellsville Street. In celebration of their grand opening, the market will be giving away two bushels of groceries daily until November 23. The grand prize, a whole hog, will be given away December 23. No purchases are required to be eligible for the prizes.—Adair County News, 15 November 1961, page 1"
Inside this edition there was a half-page ad, with prices somewhat different from today's.



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Mike Watson: Columbia Locker & Market ad, 15 Nov 1961



2017-09-28 - 300 Block Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo from the collection of Mike Watson.
Many, mostly of out-of-warranty generation, can remember when the supermarket was added to Columbia Locker plant and the business became known as "Columbia Locker & Market," under the innovative management of Ivan Shively. The market always carried items found nowhere else in Columbia, making it a first choice for Columbia's elite. The tradition was carried on under the management of the late Carl Harris, one of Columbia's all time great cooks.

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