Randall's Grocery Store, 1970s

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Description

A large Randall's sign is placed near the top of a brick-walled building. An antenna pops up from behind the sign from its placement on the roof. A white Lincoln Continental parked next to the building sits over the diagonal lines of the parking lot. The car was owned by Randall's manager Marvin Dwight Hain, and was often seen in this spot.

Randall's was a grocery chain throughout the Midwest. When Randall's bought out a grocery store named Smitty's in 1960, city residents took it as a certifiable sign that the Coralville Strip would continue to grow and attract big business names (Brandstatter).

The photograph was taken by Karin Becker for the book The Strip: An American Place, by Richard Horwitz.

Creator

Karin Becker

Publisher

Coralville Public Library. Coralville Digital History Library.

Date

Late 1970s

Rights

Educational use only, no other permissions given.

Format

jpeg

Language

English

Coverage

Coralville, Iowa

Files

Becker7.jpg

Citation

Karin Becker, “Randall's Grocery Store, 1970s,” Coralville Digital History Library, accessed September 22, 2021, https://coralvilledigitalhistory.omeka.net/items/show/54.

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