One Reader Shares A Glimpse Into His Family’s, And Sheepshead’s, Past

The family of reader Saul Braksmajer in front of his grandfather’s grocery at 144 Neptune Avenue. Photo courtesy of Saul Braksmajer

After we posted a photo for the Morning Mug by reader Saul Braksmajer, he was kind enough to send us in a couple more images, with some local historical significance. Saul’s grandfather ran the grocery store, pictured above, at 144 Neptune Avenue, between Gray Court and East 11thStreet.

Saul tells us:

“The first picture is my grandparents, my dad, and my uncle in front of the store my grandfather ran in 1962. The second picture (Ed. — below) is the same spot, 50 years later (note the giant tree that grew in that time!).”
144 Neptune Avenue today. Photo courtesy of Saul Braksmajer

What I love about the top photo is that you can see that they have advertisements for Green Stamps in the window, as well as products such as White Rose Tea; Schaefer, Schlitz and Rheingold beers, and — something I’ve never heard of — dual filter cigarettes. They also sold giant Lipton mushrooms, which, as I previously mentioned, I’m not much of a fan of.

Does anyone recall shopping at this grocery store? Share your memories in the comments!

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