Reconstructed Store Will Open Tomorrow


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Reconstructed Store Will Open Tomorrow
Series Title:
Benet Store (Progress Photographs, Book No. 2)
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The St. Augustine Record
Carling, Anne
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Box: 1NW22
Folder: Benet Grocery


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December 21, 1967

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University of Florida
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By ANNE CARLING installat interior
Staff Writer foun ---as r t to
-The days of $ickles on a stick, St. 0stie for Miss enet d Mrs. Haas lives by the scoop and penny build lso as candies wi return to north St.
George Street tomorrow with tos the opening of the reconstructed puely Benet Store. as possi
The owners of this store, cludin es and a The enet which dates back to the early large one hung just over the building St. 1800s, won't be the same, but its store counter. As a further con- George ome stock will be very similar to venience, customers will be able has been recon ust those items sold by its original to mail their purchases at the across the street thowners, descendents of the Es. store. An old-time postage scales east co of St. tevan Beneto family. 'will be used for this service. George ets.
"We've located from import-, Additional store display items Th like estoraers merchandise that would (not for sale) will be yard tion ops museums, have been sold in a store of this goods, thimbles, thread, lace and willa.m. to 5
e," explains Mrs. Rita 0'-1 ribbons articles which would p.m. restoration
program assistant for have been sold in an all-purpose buil will W closed Christth StAugustie Restoration store like this, explain Brewer mas day. ad hav been sold in an llpupose bu: sed Christan mission, and Mrs. O'Brien.
the grocon- Added saleable items will be struct the all those articles made in the coner restoration craft shops, includstreets. The t ing bake goods. items sold or
from So, Mrs.a When a cus ler makes a purchase, it wi kaged in
. brow b with
"Choriz us nishs "Bene e s are candies, gbne saf- print s iet on fron bl li ed in an o p restoraolive oI &ers in the black booking wines, process o ng its trademark cheese and fed squid are just registered Brewe, and a some of the imported items that soon as completed, the will be sold. trademark be added. Potatoes and onions, stored Unique Project in huge barrels, molasses, Reconstruction of the Benet honey, pigs feet on a stick, Store was a unique project for pickles on a stick, chewing to- the restoration commission, bebacco and penny candies will cause they had an opportunity also be ava le. to obtain first-hand information In the tu it is hoped from two daughters of the that ho d fruits and store's last owner, Joseph Ravegeta available, re- vina Benet. Miss Mary Carmen port adley Benet and Mrs. Rena Haas, who Brewer t di- live just around, the corner on rector.: Cunria Street, assisted by recallSausk i ex- ing their very early childhood. posed y pur- Miss Carmen did most of the poses crocks recalling, however, since Mrs. filled r ions and Haas was born after her pardried beans t~t the old- ents moved to North City. time store atmosphere, which is Miss Benet's r 1 ns were made even more effective by the most elpf action .. of the store intor, e she remembered and

har wer hu She also
rem seeing yardage meterials, g od, and hardware an hih were
added to the regular stock of
food items.

1eat and Feature Service ST. AUUSTN k THURSDAY AFTERNOON, DECEMBER 21, 1967

Mrs. Rita O'Brien, left, and Mrs. Jeanne Kier, restoration hostess, put finishing touches on the -barrels of onions and potatoes at the Benet store, while Bradley Brewer readies
a display of imported cooking wine which will be offered for sale.