– April 13, 2010
The Bluebird Dairy corner store, long an icon at 8th Street and 4th Avenue, was unceremoniously demolished today. I feel a bit sad. Long ago, as a young early 20s single woman-about-town, I used to rent the top floor of that big brown house next to the Bluebird. And I bought a huge amount of my groceries at the little corner store. I came to rely on the Bluebird. The staff became familiar faces.
On September 11, 2001, I was on my way to work, and stopped in at the Bluebird for a pack of smokes. The radio was on behind the counter and the two employees were glued to it. That’s when I heard a second plane had been piloted into the World Trade Centre. I’ll always remember where I was.
Local reporter Theresa MacManus has also posted some memories of the Bluebird on her blog.
Goodbye, Bluebird. You served me well.
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