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KEATING'S MARKET

   


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In 1920 Arthur Keating moved from Portland to Westbrook to open a grocery business.  The Keating Market opened in 1925 and was at 100 Brackett Street, on the Beaver Pond.   In 1930 Arthur had the store demolished and rebuilt by O.G.K. Robinson, a local business.  The new building included the store and an apartment upstairs where the family resided.   At that time, the store had the largest meat counter and penny candy display in the city. Mr. Keating also had a truck that delivered groceries to all their customers. 
Arthur was also the owner of another store located on Spring Street. The store later became Art’s Variety and is now (2019) Pho Co. Variety.

Arthur Keating died in 1945 and his daughter Alice managed Keating Market until the 1960s, when she sold it. It then became the Milton Market and later on, the Beaver Pond Market.

 
   
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Arthur Keating and daughter Betty
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Arthur, Elizabeth, Alice, and Nora (Dolly) Keating
 
References: Recollections of Westbrook by James Cote; Business & Industry Notebook
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