Did You Know… where Anthony’s was located? It was located where the Mandarin Cafe is today.


Anthony’s was a very popular store at a time we had many other stores to choose from. Spurgeon’s, J. C Penny’s, Woolworths and Wards all made up Perry’s retail community. There were men’s and women’s shops, several shoe stores, sporting goods and other stores of all sorts.


You may remember other shops, as these changed, moved or closed over time. My memories of downtown Perry may be different than yours. What each of us remembers is determined by when we lived and grew up in Perry.


I miss all these businesses, but we all must shop locally if we hope to draw new business and keep the places we have today.


Next Week


Did You Know… what this box was and what its use was?