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National Tea Grocery

Tom's United Foods

Breselow's Family Market

100 E Cady Street

 

Occupants of this site:

 

  Manz-Hartig Brewery         1884 - 1896

  Hartig Brewery              1896 - 1947

  National Tea Grocery        1954 - 1977

  Tom's United Foods          1977 - 2007

  Breselow's Family Market    2007 -

 

1964

01 21       ADDITION TO THE NATIONAL FOOD STORE

The addition to the National Food Store was opened this morning with a ribbon cutting ceremony with Mayor Robert P. White cutting the ribbon.  A feature of the grand opening is a sale which got underway this morning immediately following the ribbon cutting ceremony.  The store has been enlarged from 10,000 square feet of floor space to 14,500, which increases the floor space by approximately 50 per cent.  In the expansion program the width of the building was extended 20 feet at the west, and 20 feet were added to the rear.   WDT

 

2000

02 11       SPACE NEEDS WATERTOWN MUNICIPAL BUILDING

A new concept for solving the city's space needs at the Watertown Municipal Building was proposed by Mayor Fred Smith at Tuesday evening's meeting of the public works committee of the Watertown Common Council.  Smith suggested the city purchase Tom's United Foods, located at 100 E. Cady St., renovate it and use it as offices for the city's administrative departments.  He said he would only pursue the plan with the support of the “full (common) council.”  Smith suggested that if the food store, located across the street from the municipal building, could be purchased for an acceptable price, it could be renovated for municipal offices.  That would leave the existing municipal building for police and fire needs.   WDT

 

2007

03 19       TOM'S UNITED FOODS SOLD / BECOMES BRESELOW’S

After serving the Watertown community for over 30 years, Tom and Lynda Frakes, the owners of Tom’s United Foods on East Cady Street, have decided to sell the business. Tom Frakes told the Daily Times this morning that he and his wife are selling the grocery store to Watertown residents Dennis and Patricia Breselow. He added the Breselows will assume ownership on March 31. Once the sale is complete, the grocery store will be renamed Breselow’s Family Market. Frakes said the Breselows are planning to remodel the store, which will include an addition to the north end of the building.  Watertown Daily Times story, 03 19 2007   [WHS_005_546]

 

10 10       BRAND NEW GROCERY STORE

Breselow's begins $1 million addition and remodeling; building will look like brand new grocery store

 

11 18       BRESELOW’S ADDITION   

A building addition to Breselow’s Family Market on East Cady Street topped the list of new construction in October.  The addition to Breselow’s Family Market is valued at $600,000 and is being handled by Emrath Construction of Helenville.  The 2,560-square-foot addition is being constructed on the north end of the store and will include space for new offices, compressor and electrical rooms, freezers, a dairy cooler and a liquor storage area.  WDT

 

 

 

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