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Fred Lynch

Beard's Sports Shop, Wayne's Grill

Posted Monday, March 29, 2010, at 7:30 AM

Beard's Sports Shop, 818 Broadway, and Wayne's Grill, 816 Broadway, are shown in this picture taken by G.D. Fronabarger in December, 1961.

Nearby buildings are the Esquire Theatre, 824 Broadway, and Southwestern Bell on the corner. Hartford Hill operated a gift shop at 814 Broadway next to Wayne's Grill.

Southwestern Bell would expand the building in 1964.

Prior to the building expansion, Wayne's Grill moved to the former Mrs. Miller's Cafe, 828 Broadway, next to the Pla-Mor.

Beard's Sports Shop moved across the street to 811 Broadway, according to a 1965 city directory.

The Martha Washington Candy and Ice Cream Shop is listed at 818 Broadway in the 1967 city directory. It apparently changed its name. From 1968 to 1973 it is listed as Martha Colonial Candy and Ice Cream Shop.

The 1974 directory lists Weber TV & Appliance. That business filled the building into the new century.

The last business to locate there was Grace Cafe which closed in late 2008.

The building is now vacant.

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