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Sunshine Grocery Store

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DATE
1922

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Next is the Redwood City Sunshine Grocery Store, a one-story commercial block design. It was one of six stores ranging from San Mateo to Mountain View in a time where the chain store idea was a new concept. The Redwood City location was supposed to be the chain's "showplace" and was unique in that it was "departmentalized". The store had a meat market, a delicatessen, dry goods, canned goods, a bakery, and a produce stand. Perhaps the most unique feature was the ladies restroom which was very progressive for the time. In 1927, Sunshine Grocery Stores sold the entire chain to Purity Market which ran the Redwood City store from 1929-1946. The building was then used as Young's Auto Parts Store and a machine shop.

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