The photo below shows what the interior of the store looked like in 1908. I know relatives of Frank and Michael Briola still live in the Ambridge area. Can anyone help identify the people in the photo?
|Interior of Briola Bros. Grocery Store|
422 - 424 Merchant St.
courtesy Borough of Ambridge
|Briola Brothers grocery ad|
January 2, 1904
And here's an ad, also from 1904, that ran in the Ambridge Economy Citizen:
|Briola Bros. groceries ad|
Ambridge Economy Citizen
December 16, 1904
You can see part of the Briola Bros. store on the right side of this postcard:
|400 block of Merchant St. looking north|
dated Sept. 9, 1915
After the Biola Bros. store closed, it was occupied by an OK Grocery, Tile City, and most recently, Tim Cassidy Construction.
This is what 422 - 424 Merchant St. looked like in 2014:
|422 - 424 Merchant St.|
March 30, 2014
I don't know yet when the Briola Bros. store closed. I'll update this post if I find that information.
I'll write about the Briola Ice Plant in another post.
Here's the reverse of the postcard above:
|reverse of postcard above|