- -30- then and now (8/22/18)2
- Meet Mable at Mable's Cafe in Chaffee (8/20/18)
- Willow Grove Rockets Skate Club (8/15/18)
- Central Municipal Pool built in 1979 (8/13/18)
- Hecht's Store founder returns to Main street (8/8/18)
- Land acquired to build SEMO Port (8/6/18)
- St. Vincent's Seminary ends after 136 years (8/1/18)
This picture of Kroger on the west side of the Town Plaza Shopping Center was taken sometime near its grand opening on Aug. 11, 1960. Top Value Stamps is next door. (G.D. Fronabarger photo)
In 1969, a newly-built Kroger Family Center opened at 2001 Independence.
In 1970, Roth Stores, a retail clothing chain of eight stores, signed a 17-year lease with the Kroger Co. on its former property in the Town Plaza.
Other Town Plaza stores included Town Plaza Coin Wash, Key Rexall Drugs, W.T. Grant Co., Hahn's Shoes, Woolworth's and Gambles.