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Pick Temple - 1950s Giant Food Opening

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Uploaded on Apr 29, 2007

(Courtesy:Tom Buckley "eyeontv") Pick Temple hosts the Sunday opening of a brand new Giant Food store in the Northern Virgina area; circa the mid-'50s. (No food was sold during the celebration because Blue Laws normally kept all supermarkets closed on Sunday.)

Although unconfirmed, a retired Giant Food exec believes this is store #35 on Route 7. The Giant was built at one end of the shopping center and a Safeway at the other. Izzy Cohen wanted to open the week BEFORE Safeway, so everyone worked around the clock, electricians and all, (triple time paychecks). They took the last load of trash out of the store at noon. Pick Temple arrived at 1PM for the opening. The construction company owner gave Izzy a new car after the project was complete.

The soundtrack features two of Pick's folk tunes from his LP album, "Pick of the Crop".
(Visit http://KaptainKidshow.com for more Pick Temple facts.)

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