The articles and pictures that you see within these pages about Bluford
were submitted by Janice Staples
Written permission was given by the Author the late
John R. Warren to use on this website.
THE NEW STORE
The New Store was a bit different. The "New Store" wasn't really new
as a building. That had been there as long as I can remember. But it was in
business as a grocery store for many years, then sat idle for a few years.
When it opened back up, us kids at least started, and I'm not sure about the
grown-ups started calling it the "New Store" and that name stuck for as
long as I was there.
Sometime, there was a transition from a Grocery Store to a Cafe. Over
the years, it transitioned to be the Bluford Cafe, and that has been
owned by a number of different people. It is interesting that the
building has remained in place and in business (most of the time at
least) over all these years, but unlike the other "permanent fixtures"
mentioned, this one has seen many changes in ownership as well as the
gradual transition from Grocery Store to Cafe.