Recently, while scanning old family photos for my mom (yes, mom it's finally done) I found this photo.
This is the grocery store/filling station started by my grandfather, Vincent Schmidt in 1947. It was located in Macedon, Ohio. He sold it in 1951 and a long list of owners followed. The building itself was moved even.
The building is now located in Coldwater, Ohio and serves as a restuarant called Southside. A full history can be found at www.insidesouthside.com/history/.
I shouldn't fail to mention the business history in my husbands family. His grandparents, Harold and Helen Suchland, owned a popular flower shop in New Bremen for many years. Many people still remember and comment on it and them.
I guess I have to put Southside on my list of places to visit. I hear the food is good and I'd love to see if the building even remotely looks like the photo.
It makes me feel proud to learn that a little business started by my grandpa 65 years ago changed so many lives and still exists. I know he only owned it a brief 3 or 4 years and the many owners after him made it their own and the current owners of Southside made it what it is today. But still.