Sunday, June 1, 2008

Theme Day, June 2008 - My corner local shop...





About three blocks from our place is Aldrich's Market, the favorite corner grocery store of many folks in this uptown Port Townsend residential area. We feel fortunate to have Aldrich's just a quick walk away when we realize in the middle of cooking that we're out of eggs or butter or other essentials. This is small town personal service at its best.
All the varied services of this historic business can be found on their website - http://www.aldrichs.com/. Below is an excerpt from that site:

Welcome to Aldrich's
Aldrich's Market first opened in 1895 when Clark Aldrich purchased a variety store from Robert Gray and operated it on the southwest corner of Lawrence and Tyler streets. In those early years it was known best for selling school books and stationary, but also had confectionery, fruits, vegetables, and tobacco.
On August 4, 2003 Aldrich's caught fire and was totally destroyed. The community grieved the loss of the oldest grocery store in Washington State, but owners David Hamilton and Jonathon Ryweck vowed to rebuild. On July 16, 2005 Aldrich's reopened with the help of an outpouring of support from the community and is once again the hub of the Uptown business community.
On January 31, 2007, Aldrich's Market changed hands for only the fourth time in its 112 year history when it was acquired by a family enterprise comprised of Scott Fukuda and his parents Milton and Renee Fukuda.


To enjoy today's City Daily Photo theme of favorite local stores in cities all around the world check the list below:
Adelaide, Australia by Gordon- Afyonkarahisar, Turkey by afyonblog- Albuquerque (NM), USA by Helen- American Fork (UT), USA by Annie- Anderson (SC), USA by Lessie- Ararat, Australia by Digger- Arradon, France by Alice- Ashton under Lyne, UK by Pennine- Aspen (CO), USA by IamMBB- Athens, Greece by Debbie- Auckland, New Zealand by Lachezar- Austin (TX), USA by LB- Avignon, France by Nathalie- Barrow-in-Furness, UK by Enitharmon- Barton (VT), USA by Andree- Belgrade, Serbia by BgdPic- Belgrade, Serbia by Bibi- Bellefonte (PA), USA by Barb-n-PA- Bicheno, Australia by Greg- Bogor, Indonesia by Gagah- Boston (MA), USA by Sarah, Whit, & Leyre- Brookville (OH), USA by Abraham- Bucharest, Romania by Malpraxis- Budapest, Hungary by Zannnie and Zsolt- Budapest, Hungary by agrajag- Buenos Aires, Argentina by Karine- Canterbury, UK by Rose- Cape Town, South Africa by Kerry-Anne- Cavite, Philippines by Steven Que- Chandler (AZ), USA by Melindaduff- Château-Gontier, France by Laurent- Chateaubriant, France by Bergson- Cheltenham, UK by Marley- Chennai, India by Shantaram- Chennai, India by Ram N- Chicago (IL), USA by U R us- Cleveland (OH), USA by iBlowfish- Coral Gables (FL), USA by Jnstropic- Corsicana (TX), USA by Lake Lady- Durban, South Africa by CrazyCow- Edinburgh, UK by Dido- Evry, France by Olivier- Folkestone, UK by Clare Unsworth- Forks (WA), USA by Corinne- Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA by Gigi- Gainesville (FL), USA by Leah- Geneva (IL), USA by Kelly- Glasgow, Scotland by Jackie- Greenville (SC), USA by Denton- Gun Barrel City (TX), USA by Lake Lady- Hamilton, New Zealand by Sakiwi- Hangzhou, China by Chanin- Haninge, Sweden by Steffe- Helsinki, Finland by Kaa- Hobart, Australia by Greg- Hyde, UK by Gerald- Hyde, UK by Old Hyde- Jackson (MS), USA by Halcyon- Jefferson City (MO), USA by Chinamom2005- Jogjakarta, Indonesia by Jogja Portrait- Katonah (NY), USA by Inkster1- Knoxville (TN), USA by Knoxville Girl- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Edwin- Kyoto, Japan by Tadamine- Larchmont (NY), USA by Marie-Noyale- Las Vegas (NV), USA by Mo- Le Guilvinec, France by ds2944- Lisbon, Portugal by Sailor Girl- Lisbon, Portugal by Maria João- Lodz, Poland by ritalounge- London, UK by Ham- London, UK by Mo- Los Angeles (CA), USA by Martha Perez- Mainz, Germany by JB- Manila, Philippines by Heyokity- Melbourne, Australia by John- Memphis (TN), USA by SouthernHeart- Menton, France by Jilly- Mexico City, Mexico by Poly- Mexico City, Mexico by Carraol- Minneapolis (MN), USA by Greg- Minneapolis (MN), USA by Mitch- Misawa, Japan by misawa mama- Monroe (GA), USA by Tanya- Monte Carlo, Monaco by Jilly- Montego Bay, Jamaica by Ann- Monterrey, Mexico by rafa- Moscow, Russia by Irina- Mumbai, India by MumbaiiteAnu- Mumbai, India by Magiceye- Nancy, France by yoshi- Nashville (TN), USA by Chris- Nelson, New Zealand by Meg and Ben- New Delhi, India by Delhi Photo Diary- New Orleans (LA), USA by steve buser- New York City (NY), USA by • Eliane •- New York City (NY), USA by Ming the Merciless- Norwich, UK by Goddess888- Oklahoma City (OK), USA by ananda.tashie- Orlando (FL), USA by OrlFla- Oslo, Norway by Lothiane- Owasso (OK), USA by Jennifer- Paderborn, Germany by Soemchen- Paris, France by Eric- Pasadena (CA), USA by Can8ianben- Pasadena (CA), USA by Petrea- Perth, Australia by Elevation7- Petaling Jaya, Malaysia by Murphy_jay- Petoskey (MI), USA by Christie- Pilisvörösvár, Hungary by Elise- Port Angeles (WA), USA by Jelvistar- Port Elizabeth, South Africa by Sam- Port Townsend (WA), USA by raf- Portland (ME), USA by Corey- Posadas, Argentina by Lega- Prague, Czech Republic by Honza03- Rabaul, Papua New Guinea by Jules- Ramsey, Isle of Man by babooshka- Reykjavik, Iceland by Vírgíll- Riga, Latvia by Fotos. Riga Photos- Rotterdam, Netherlands by Ineke- Rouen, France by Bbsato- Saarbrücken, Germany by LadyDemeter- Saigon, Vietnam by Simon- Saint Louis (MO), USA by Strangetastes- Saint Paul (MN), USA by Kate- Salt Lake City (UT), USA by Eric- San Antonio (TX), USA by Kramer- San Diego (CA), USA by Zentmrs- San Francisco (CA), USA by PFranson- San Francisco (CA), USA by Louis la Vache- Seattle (WA), USA by Chuck- Seattle (WA), USA by Kim- Selma (AL), USA by RamblingRound- Seoul, South Korea by Phil- Sequim (WA), USA by Norma- Sesimbra, Portugal by Aldeia- Setúbal, Portugal by Maria Elisa- Singapore, Singapore by Keropok- Sofia, Bulgaria by Antonia- Springfield (IL), USA by Aubrey- Stavanger, Norway by Tanty- Stayton (OR), USA by Celine- Stockholm, Sweden by Stromsjo- Stouffville, Canada by Ken- Subang Jaya, Malaysia by JC- Sunshine Coast, Australia by bitingmidge- Sydney, Australia by Ann- Sydney, Australia by Sally- Sydney, Australia by Julie- Székesfehérvár, Hungary by Teomo- Tacloban City, Philippines by agnesdv- Tel-Aviv, Israel by Olga- Terrell (TX), USA by Bstexas- Terrell (TX), USA by Jim K- The Hague, Netherlands by Lezard- Tokyo, Japan by Tadamine- Torino, Italy by Fabrizio- Torun, Poland by Glenn- Torun, Poland by Torun Observer- Toulouse, France by Julia- Turin, Italy by Livio- Twin Cities (MN), USA by Slinger- Urayasu, Japan by Zono- Victoria, Canada by Benjamin Madison- Vienna, Austria by G_mirage2- Wailea (HI), USA by Kuanyin- Wassenaar, Netherlands by Rich- Wellington, New Zealand by Jeremyb- West Paris (ME), USA by crittoria- West Sacramento (CA), USA by Barbara- Weston (FL), USA by WestonDailyPhoto- Willits (CA), USA by Elaine- Yardley (PA), USA by Mrlynn

11 comments:

Kelly said...

Interesting reading! Great photos, this looks like a place I would love to visit!

jelvistar said...

I'll have to check it out next time I'm in P.T. Nice photos!

Port Angeles Daily Photo

Jim said...

Looks like a neat place, almost free.

Chuck Pefley said...

Yes, i've been there. A wonderful store for sure!

babooshka said...

Not only a wonderful place, but a wonderful set of images.

Louis la Vache said...

This store looks like one "Louis" would really enjoy. Stores like this have the personal touch the Safeways of the world lost long ago - and "Louis" writes this as someone who worked for Safeway for almost 30 years, including a time at Corporate.

Re your comments about Pâtisserie Philippe, he really does a superb job. Walking into his place is like walking into a little corner of Paris.

Olivier said...

très beau magasin, j'aime beaucoup l'avion dans le magasin.

beautiful store, I love the aircraft in the store.

Rambling Round said...

Very nice! I've never seen a corner store this exotic!

Kim said...

That is quite a story Aldrich's has! It looks very upscale in its rebuilt digs. Fun to see a small plane as part of the decor, too! It's nice to hear it is currently a family business.
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

Marcel said...

It looks like a cool store. Great photos too.

Small City Scenes said...

Great store. It looks like a fun place too. MB