Edmund Moritz' grandson, Walter Dexter, recalls seeing the store when he was about 10 years old:

"My impression is that my grandfather's grocery store had two separate storefronts. I have no distinct memory of this, but that's my impression. I do know that one half of his store had once been used as a tavern. But that was long before my time. When I was there, there was a doorway in the wall that separated the tavern part and that old tavern part was used as storage. There was a cellar in the building, too, but I doubt that my grandfather stored any merchandise down there. After he retired I recall that he mentioned that there was a large rat population in the cellar and that he was thankful that the health inspector had never looked down there.

The store had a layout like a small supermarket with a meat department in the back. There was a glass display cooler there with meat and sausages. He made literally tons of kielbasa every year. I don't know when he started that meat department. There were shelves along the walls and aisles of shelves in the interior of the room. The customers got their food off the shelves and brought it to a cash register at the front of the store. But he was a whiz at adding up people's orders - I don't think he really used the cash register that much for totaling - right to the end of his life, he could add up numbers in his head very quickly.

I also remember him being very careful about how he bagged things and his being able to pack the maximum number of items into a paper grocery sack. Maybe it was frugality in not wanting to use too many bags, but maybe he found it a kind of challenge, like putting together a 3-dimensional puzzle."



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