Here I will list some of the longer-running non-manufacturing business in the area. I know this information is published from time to time in the Dispatch, so perhaps someone from there could send me that list online. I will try to add a bit of history to each listing.
-LITTLE FARM MARKET: TBA
-MILLS MOTORS (LIVELY AUTO CO.): TBA
-REC, the: For "RECreation", on 13th. St..
See subpage to the left, (Business Directory) for a liting of downtown businesses by block, taken from City Directories.
Laurel St., east from 6th. St., SE corner of 6th. & Laurel, 1949:
602: Coast to Coast store on the corner
604: Cox New System Bakery
606: Economy Auto Supply
608: Essers Bar (+ City Liquor Store in 1946)
610: Sampson Shoe Store + Dottie Dunn Hat Store
612: Lakeside Club (+ Blue Ox Room Beverages in 1946)
614: Cahill's Package Liquors
614: Alamo Cafe
616: Marshall-Wells Store (later Alderman-Maghan's, I think)
618: National Tea Food Store
624: Citizen's State Bank of Brainerd