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Fred Lynch

Fischer's Market

Posted Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at 12:00 AM

Fischer's Market, 298 N. West End Boulevard, is shown in this 1980s photograph.

March 15, 1946 Southeast Missourian

A.M. Fischer Purchases North Boulevard Building

Arthur M. Fischer has purchased the two-story brick building at 298 North Boulevard, the ground floor of which he has occupied the past five years with his retail grocery, Fischer's Market. The purchase of the building was made from Mrs. Carl Umbeck, whose late husband erected the structure and for years operated a grocery there. Mr. Fischer bought the grocery business from Mr. Umbeck when the latter retired.

Mr. Fischer also purchased a vacant lot adjacent on the south to the store, the entire property having a frontage on West End Boulevard of 135 feet and a depth of 132 feet. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Klaproth, who recently sold their frame dwelling at 1318 Perry avenue to M.G. Campbell, have moved into the second floor apartment.

Mrs. Umbeck went to New York City several days ago to reside with a son, Theodore Umbeck.

Oct. 26, 1970 Southeast Missourian advertisement

Art Fischer and Son Market

In 1922 we were the first to provide a combination grocery and meat market to the people of Cape Girardeau, under the name of Miller & Fischer. Now 48 years later, Mr. Art Fischer invites you to come visit his newly remodeled and carpeted market; Fischer & Son A.G. Market, Boulevard and Harmony.

Jan. 11, 1976 Southeast Missourian

Fischer's Downtown Food Store, 19 North Spanish, is observing its third anniversary.

J. Ronald Fischer, owner, recently acquired the building housing, the outlet from First National Bank Trustees. The structure was originally erected many years ago by the Juden interests to house an A&P food store, this outlet later moving to 2121 William.

Mr. Fischer also operates Art Fischer and Son AG Market, 298 North Boulevard, and Fischer's 4-Way, 1830 Bloomfield.

Sept. 22, 1987 Southeast Missourian

Fischer's Market to close after 50 years

A neighborhood grocery store, which opened more than 50 years ago on North Boulevard, is closing its doors.

"You might say that Fischer's Market has run its course," said J. Ronald Fischer Jr. "The small neighborhood grocery store has a difficult time staying afloat.

"One of the most important things in the grocery business is buying," he added. "A store such as ours is at the top of the buying scale."

Fischer and his dad, J. Ronald Fischer Sr., have been operating the store.

"My dad is getting more and more involved in county and city affairs," said the younger Fischer. "We can't really afford to pay someone to run the store and it's too much for a one-man operation."

Fischer's Market was established in 1936 by the late Arthur M. Fischer, and at one time, three Fischer's Markets were operating in Cape Girardeau; Fischer's Market at 298 N. Boulevard location, Fischer's Four-Way Store, Bloomfield and Koch, and Fischer's Downtown Market at 19 N. Spanish.

J. Ronald Fischer Sr. joined his father in business after getting out of military service in 1957, and J. Ronald Fischer Jr. joined the operation while in high school and went full-time after graduation from high school.

The younger Fischer said today that the store would phase out of the business gradually.

"We'll probably start giving some discounts later this week," he said. "We don't have to be in a big hurry."

Here are more blogs about grocery stores in Cape Girardeau:

Ruh's Market 1936

National Food Store

Ward's Big Star Super Market

Kroger on Broadway

Kroger Family Center

Werner's Market

Child's IGA Supermarket

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company

A&P Super Market, 2121 William

Burnette's Meat Market

Fairway Market


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