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This Little Piggie Went to Market
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This little piggie went to market AND had roast beef.
This cache is located to the West of Winking Market and is dedicated to the memory of Dick Winking. Dick opened his little store, in 1948.
Most of the following information is gleaned from an article in the Quincy Herald-Whig on the passing of Mr. Winking.
The little brick building at the corner of Fourth and Maiden Lane houses one of the few surviving neighborhood grocery stores in Quincy.
During an interview in 1978, Dick Winking was able to name 10 other little stores that had operated within blocks of his business. All had closed during his first 30 years of operation. In the early 1990s, Dick worried that construction of the Oakley-Lindsay Center would mean the end of his store. Property in the neighborhood was bought to make room for the convention center. But the Civic Center Authority saw the store as an asset and decided to preserve it -- rather than taking down a building that would only yield a few parking spaces. Removal of many small houses around the market did not lead to its demise. Instead, the market became more visible and business picked up. Frank Winking, Dick's son, runs the store now. He gets help from his mother, June, and her sister, Jean. Neighborhood children come in, as well, picking out penny candy. Many frequent customers stop in as much for a visit as they do for groceries or snacks. The personal touch has helped the little store stay in business when so many others have closed. That was the goal when Dick Winking opened his business nearly 62 years ago. "He devoted his entire life to the store," Frank Winking said of his father during an interview noting the 60th anniversary of the store's opening.
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