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STERLING GAZETTE, Sterling, Illinois

Thursday, Sept. 24, 1936, p. 9;4, Roll # 196 (Sterling Public Library)

NEW GROCERY STORE OPENS ON THURSDAY

The Royal Blue Store, which will be conducted in the building owned by Mrs. Sadie Harrison on the east side of Main street, opened for business Thursday norning ****** in charge of Burton Ferguson, formerly of Sterling, who *****ed to Tampico. He will be assisted by Miss Kathryn Johnson, a local young lady.

The entire interior of the bilding has been redocorated and new electric lights have been installed. A low partition with an attractive lattice which reaches to the ceiling separates the main room from the supply and work room in the rear.  

The front of the store has been painted a deep blue in signifcance of the name. 

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