Old Time Grocery Store: The Carleton Avenue Grocery

July 13, 2012

Carleton Avenue Grocery Store, established in 1911

In this era of chain stores, it is a treat to visit a thriving independent grocery store such as the Carleton Avenue Grocery in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle.  Its proprietor claims that this is the oldest, continuously run grocery store in Seattle.  It sells an eclectic mix of ethnic and gourmet foods.  The last time I visited, I purchased a bottle of Bubble Up, a soft drink from my childhood.  On this latest visit, I purchased some Australian-made Bundaberg ginger beer.

Carleton Avenue Grocery storefront

Interior, Carleton Avenue Grocery

Ringing up a sale

Ginger beer

(The ginger beer tased like super gingery ginger ale!)

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One Response to “Old Time Grocery Store: The Carleton Avenue Grocery”

  1. Renee Says:

    Wow, would love to see a place like this in my neighhborhood


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