Sparkle grocery store back in the 1980's.
The building first showed up in the City Directory in 1960 as an A&P. It continued as an A&P up until around 1979 or 1980 when it became a Sparkle.
Around the late 1980's, it became the Harbor IGA (which I shopped at). Unfortunately, it didn't last long, and was closed in the early 1990's.
Nevertheless, it was interesting yesterday to see a reminder of Sparkle's heyday in the Lorain area. Sparky the mascot would certainly approve!
|Sparky, the Sparkle Mascot (shown here in a 1958 Journal ad)|