Address: now Prescott Park
Old Address: 55 River Street
Sporck's Store was operated by the family of Christian Sporck.
During the early 1920s our childhood world centered on River Street midway between Sporck's store at the Church Street intersection and Weinstock's store at the Lake Flower intersection. In between these two grocery emporiums then existed the Boy's Club, the Curling club, the old Pontiac Skating Rink, and right next door lived the champion, Ed Lamy.
Granny Sporck served up the best five cent ice cream cone in town. There were only two scoop sizes in those days, five cents and ten cents, but she would first fill the hollow cone with ice cream before placing the nickel or dime scoop on top. At other times she would stand patiently behind the penny candy counter while great deliberations were made between the licorice sticks and the chocolate bears. Granny loved children.
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