Ada has a tremendously wealthy enterprise historical past.
In reality, through the years, the downtown enterprise district could properly have been some of the bustling in Northwest, Ohio.
The hub of many small cities is the native grocery.
Now whereas Ada at the moment has the Group Market on South Foremost St., it wasn’t at all times the Group Market. Prior, it was the “household owned” Christmers Grocery.
Ada de facto historian Leland Crouse mentioned Christmers was, okay, “…not that fashionable.” And the flooring, apparently, “weren’t fairly stage” both.
However there was a fantastic collection of the “Golden Books” for youths.
They usually additionally had a wide variety of groceries, low-cost costs and even cheaper gasoline. That’s, the grocery had one fuel pump out entrance. They bought Sinclair fuel, mentioned Mr. Crouse.
What’s extra, the gasoline was, like, 47 cents a gallon.
And the gasoline in these outdated Impalas and Galaxy 500s, et. Al, would take motorists to F.V. Conner Piano and Organ Tuning on Ballard Ave., to the Ola Miller Hat & Gown Store, or to the Kaiser TV Service on East Ballard Ave. (which was in a home close to Memorial Park)
Mr. Crouse mentioned rising up in Ada, his household bought their first tv within the Fifties. Assume: black & white and large tubes at the back of a Zenith TV.
And on that TV, Leland mentioned he and his buddy would watch cartoons (Popeye, Mighty Mouse…). And these had been adopted by westerns.
After watching a lot of the morning, then the boys would exit and “play Cowboys,” Mr. Crouse smiled.
And within the afternoons, after working up a thirst “…out on the vary,” the boys may head all the way down to Peppers Drug Retailer for a root beer float on the soda fountain.
Then, properly, it is likely to be a visit all the way down to the Idle Bowling Alley on North Foremost St. within the Brewer Constructing, for a sport or two. However they had been too younger to go to the Billiard Corridor upstairs.
Nonetheless, they weren’t too younger to then head to Jerry’s Pizza on a Saturday night, for “…the very best pizza on the town,” and a few nice music on the juke field.
Assume: The Rolling Stones, Seashore Boys, Temptations…