I was looking to see if I could find any photos of Baar's store in Villa Park and came across this. Looks just the Villa Park store I remember.
Don't have any pictures of Villa Park. My uncle ran that one and I spent little time there. I remember my Dad telling me the Ovaltine workers from the nearby factor would get all serius and mum if you tried to pry out the reciepe for Ovaltine from them. Now Snowden's leaking secrets worked that factory.
I'll look for pictures of the Villa Park store. Don't think I have any though.
I worked parttime at the store on 103rd st in the 50's. They moved from and old store at 1260 w 103rd to a new store they had built about a block East. If I remember right about the same time the new store opened they were told they would have to move for the I57 construction. Thats when they moved to Villa Park. (I worked for Bill and Bob Baar)
Thanks Anon... my Dad is Bill (my Grandfather was also a Bill). Bob was my Uncle and my Dad's brother. Bob managed the store in Villa Park while my Dad and Grandfather managed the store in Oak Park.
I love this picture. I grew up on Beverly Avenue and this was our shopping district. Do you have any exterior photos?
My cousin has some and will try and post them.
Interesting to read about the start of Baar's. I worked at the Villa Park store from the beginning of 1964. Left when I graduated in June 1965. I really enjoyed working there.
Thanks for the comment Muzette.
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