We were more of a Broadway – Downtown shopping family than a Independence – Bloomfield – William – Sprigg family. Of course, that was before the Town Plaza was built, which shifted everyone to the west.
The 1969 City Directory lists this building at S. West End Blvd. and Bloomfield St. as being Vogel’s Grocery. Its actual address is 401 S. West End Blvd. If I was ever in the store, I can’t remember anything about it.
Hanover and Bloomfield St.
Mother seemed to remember this building at 1021 Bloomfield St. as a neighborhood store, but she couldn’t remember which one. The 1969 City Directory doesn’t show anything at that address. St. Francis Hospital used to be at the end of this street. Now it’s low income housing.
Other long-time Cape businesses
- Fischer’s Market on West End Blvd. is now an Islamic Center
- Vandeven’s Merchantile Company became a number of businesses, ending up as Howard’s Athletics
- Wayne’s Grill and the Pla-Mor Recreation Center are now a SEMO parking lot
- The Playdium is renamed D’Ladiums, but Jerry Beaver is still there.
- Bob’s Shoe Service on Broadway is still selling Red Wing boots
- Walther’s Furniture Store and Funeral Home is the new Discovery Playhouse
- Brinkhopf-Howell Funeral Home has turned into Annie Laurie’s Antique Shop
- Hecht’s Department Store is empty
- The Sportsman’s Club on Water Street has become a rear entrance to Port Cape
- Pak-s-Snak and Donut Drive-in on Independence, gone
- Shivelbines Music on Broadway has a new sign