A Westport Island Farewell

Colby’s Groceries passes into history

Colby's Groceries, probably in the 1950's, when it was operationalAlthough there is not currently a general store on the Island, there have been several over the years. One of them, Colby’s Groceries, still stood until recently. The wear of the years finally forced its current owners to have the decaying structure demolished last month.

There are still residents on the Island who have memories of buying candy and ice cream at Colby’s as children. In 2014, the only sign inside the small structure of its former commercial history was a Cigarette License still clinging to the wall. The license was issued to Ellsworth Colby on February 26, 1947. Earl Grant turned the license over to the History Committee as a momento of the little store’s past. Farewell Colby’s Groceries…

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Posted on September 1, 2014, in History and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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