There were many grocery stores in the first part of the 20th century - local shops with independent origins. Eventually the chains came, and only the strong survived.

This, as you might imagine, was one of the strong.

Witt's was located on Hennepin Avenue in the heart of downtown. You wanted catering? Fresh meat? Up to SIX AISLES of food? Witt's was your place.

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