Monday, April 29, 2013

Colfax History: Swedborg's Grocery

Photo courtesy Aurora History Museum
This is the interior of Swedborg’s Grocery, a long-time Aurora business located near the corner of Colfax Avenue and Dayton Street. Arvid and Margie Swedborg opened the store in the 1920s and operated it until the late 1950s. Advertisements listed the grocery as “the biggest little food store in town” and promoted the quality food, attention to detail, and free delivery. Local residents also remember Swedborg’s as a popular gathering place for friends. Downtown Aurora featured a number of grocery stores and markets – do you remember Swedborg’s, Piggly Wiggly, or any of the other stores on Colfax?

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