Southern Grocery was established in 1937. Edna Southern ran the store until 1958, when she was forced to sell by health issues from an auto accident.
However, this led to one of Miami’s most-loved businessmen getting into the grocery business, Arthur “Hoppie” Pryor.
Hoppie also owned the legendary Ice House, not on Central, but just aroung the corner on SE D. He (or his help) would come to your car window and take your order and bring it to you.
In 1965, Hoppie would move his grocery out to 1711 North Main, which is where I personally remember seeing him.