|In 1929 Otis Barker began
wholesaling fruits and vegetables from a store at San Vicente Road and
Highway 67 and operating produce trucks. From that he worked into the
grocery business. When Otto Marcks died in 1953, Otis moved into his
store on Maine Avenue. Three years later another move was made south on
Maine Avenue to the Allied Food Store. Fred Prindle took over the Meat
Department. The name was changed to Barker and Sons and Prindle and Son.