Ronald Pearce, Joanne Cameron, Dorothy Whitaker, and I. L. Blucher,
I. L. Blucher purchased the Park
Store, on the corner of Parkside Street and Maine Avenue, from a Mr.
Ferguson about 1926. It contained a soda fountain, picnic supplies and a
few groceries. Mr. Blucher kept the fountain, enlarged the grocery
business and changed the name to Blucher's Store. In 1931, due to the
Depression, the store was close and the Blucher family moved to San
Diego. Augustus and Vera Huffman
came from El Cajon, purchased the store, added a meat counter and
changed the name to Park Market. I. C. Cooper was the butcher. In 1933
the store was sold to Ben T. Reid, who operated it until 1950. Jimmy
Salas worked behind the meat counter. Mrs. Eva A. Smith was the
bookkeeper and clerk. In 1945 she became Mrs. Reid.