310-314 E Central
Bradley Fix-It Shop ad, 1950. But this business was about to evolve.
1954, it’s Bradley’s Bait Shop
1961, now known as Bradley’s Sport Shop
Summary of Miami fires in 1926. Table Supply Grocery had the worst.
Plannett & Farrar Tailor Shop ad, 1927
Cooper’s Barber Shop ad from 1933. This business would stay here from 1932 to 1958.
Jim’s Barber Shop ad, 1959
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.
Edna Southern, owner of Southern Grocery, files a lawsuit against Branson Cab Co., 1958
However, this led to one of Miami’s most-loved businessmen getting into the grocery business, Arthur “Hoppie” Pryor.
Pryor Grocery debuts, 1958
Stock up at Hoppies! 1959
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.
Pryor Ice House ad, 1961
Cooler door from the Ice House on SE D
In 1965, Hoppie would move his grocery out to 1711 North Main, which is where I personally remember seeing him.