1929: Woolworth plans to remodel Goza & Randell
By THERESA BLACKWELL
Published March 25, 2007
MARCH 29, 1929
CLEARWATER - The F.W. Woolworth company, operators of chain stores throughout the country, have signed a 20-year lease for the store now occupied by Goza & Randell at 519 Cleveland St.
The Woolworth Company will change the entire front of the two-story building, which is owned by L. Anderson Smith, and remodel the interior.
Blueprints for the contemplated alterations show what will amount to a new store inside the old structure, to be built at an estimated cost of $20,000. An engineer employed by the Woolworth company will arrive in Clearwater this week to handle the operation.
The lease for the new Woolworth store starts June 1 of this year and was signed a few days ago for total consideration of more than $100,000. Paul Randolph, of the real estate and insurance firm of Randolph, Price & Ricker, had been working on the deal for months.
He stated this morning that he could feel a stimulation in real estate in middle Pinellas recently. The Randolph, Price & Ricker firm sold a fairly large orange grove last week and have inquiries about several more.
MARCH 31, 1928
Poultry show drawing crowds
CLEARWATER - The Pinellas Poultry Producers' show, put on in the store next to the West Coast Hardware Company, and practically sponsored by that progressive concern, was attracting great numbers of interested people to the display of eggs, hens and equipment for egg production.
Secretary A.L. Roulo of the poultrymen's association, explained that the exhibit is designed to show the quality of the products produced by association members. Poultry and eggs produced by those in the association have been placed beside the ordinary products for purpose of comparison. Each egg is individually stamped, and this stamp carries a guarantee that the egg must be perfect in every way. If not, the customer is given a dozen good eggs for each bad egg found in association-packed boxes or crates.
The poultry show will be repeated in Tarpon Springs and St. Petersburg, Roulo stated this morning.
MARCH 24, 1930
Elks' final dance of winter nears
CLEARWATER - The final dance of the winter season will be held on the roof garden of the Fort Harrison Hotel on Friday evening next by the Clearwater Elks Lodge, it was announced today. The proceeds will be devoted to the charity fund of the lodge, as has been done in the past.
The Harrisonians, the popular Fort Harrison orchestra, will provide the music for the occasion, and there is to be a special program of entertainment features.
MARCH 20, 1930
Talk on gangsters at court house
CLEARWATER - The county court room in the west wing of the court house will be the scene of a special open forum meeting tomorrow night, according to Mrs. C. Bainbridge Fitzpatrick, director.
Paul Hutchinson will talk on "Cities and the Gangsters."
North Pinellas History is compiled by Clearwater Times staff writer Theresa Blackwell. She can be reached at 727 445-4170 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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