Callao Supermarket to close Saturday

by Megan Schiffres

A cashier at the Callao Supermarket scans groceries for a customer.

The Callao Supermarket opened in 1948 on a Friday the 13th, but despite its superstitious beginning the market has enjoyed over seven decades of good fortune. This Saturday, March 28, the lucky streak will end, however, as the market closes permanently.

Located at 35 Northumberland Highway in Callao, the family-owned market was originally called Callao Self Service and was housed in a small wooden structure where the parking lot is now located. When the building next door became available, the market moved into…

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