Oppen’s Grocery Store – At one time there was an Oppen’s Grocery Store o Central Avenue, where Val’s Cyclery is now. The one I remember best was on Valley Street , where the Work Shop laundry facility is now located. As a kid spending my summers on my Grandparent’s farm on top of Speedway Hill, I remember shopping at the Valley Street Oppen’s every Friday after selling eggs to Trinity Hospital. Now there was also an Oppen’s Grocery on South Broadway where the Goodwill Store is now located. When the South Broadway store opened, the cafeteria was on the north side of the store. I have a picture showing this. Later, This Store became South Hill Super Value and the cafeteria was moved to an addition on the south side of the store, now the home of Coach & Four auto sales.
I could not find my picture of Oppen's Grocery .... pictured below is the interior of Chain Grocery which was on 2nd St NW (now North Broadway). This store was open about the same time period as Oppen's