Small independent grocers carve niche as industry consolidates

Highland's South Side Bantam had long been "Where the Beef Is," but closed down after 60 years of pasting hand-painted signs in the storefront windows of a squat brick building on Kennedy Avenue. The corner store, which was known for its old-fashioned meat counter and Lenten fish fries, had previously survived a ravaging fire, the great blizzard of 1967 and an influx of supermarkets with wider selections, lower prices and bigger parking lots.

November 07, 2013 3:28 pm  • 
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