Saturday, April 30, 2011

1896 Star Bakery

In my book, The Fowlerville Chronicles, at the end of the year 1896, under "Business Notables," I had "The Star Bakery and Grocery, owned by F.W. Fisher, served oysters for lunch, 25-cents."

While looking through some more articles I've gotten off of microfilm, I came across the following article published in The Fowlerville Review:

The report seems to have in some way become general that F.W. Fisher was going to close out his bakery and leave the village. Such is not the case, however, and extensive repairs have been made, the interior having been nicely papered and painted and it is now not only the sweetest place in town but the cleanest.

A month later, F.W. Fisher, the baker, has just received a quantity of very handsome designs for all kinds of cake and can supply any who may wish anything of the kind on short notice. Mr. Fisher proposes to give the people of this place all the benefits of a city bakery.

Another article found: F.W. Fisher, of the star bakery, has a new advertisement in this paper this week. He has a fine line of groceries and meats for fishing parties, also lunches for the farmers and ice cream by the dish or in quantities for parties.

Later in the year, F.W. Fisher, of the Star bakery and grocery, has a new advertisement in this paper this week. He is now ready to serve oysters in all styles and will give you a very fine lunch for only 10 cents.

In the past, a bakery has been located where Shear Image now resides, and I am wondering if that might have been where the Star Bakery and Grocery store was located.

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