Memories of the Mohican Market (and the bakery next door)

We got a huge response to the Mohican Market photo we printed last week. In fact, calls were still coming in on Monday when we were putting this week's Insider together! (Sorry to the three people I didn't call back). Below are the responses we were able to compile.

-Katie

As you went in (the market), on the left, there was a dairy counter where you told the clerk what you wanted. They wrapped it up and you paid them. Further down on the same side was the meat counter where you also told the clerk what you wanted. He weighed it, wrapped it, and you paid him. My dad worked there part time at the end of the week on the meat counter. After the war and butter was scarce, someone would come and tell us Mohican

Someone is overlooked

I worked at the Mohican Market from 1943 until I entered the Army in 1950. Started working at the store for a whopping $.35 an hour and my pay scale would reach $.50. It was a friendly and fun place to work. Do remember selling Skinless hot dogs and Bacon ends and pieces every Wednesday 3 pounds for a dollar. The store in the picture is actually the second Mohican Market in Concord. The first was located on South Main Street just below the Endicott Hotel. Believe Scott's Jewelry moved in that store later. Manchester also had a store and believe they were the only two in NH.

Wasn't the bakery next door owned by the Vittelanos (SP)? Seems Doug was a star in track at CHS. Met him in Fort Devans when he was inducted into the Army if my memory is still strong. Goff Koff store was also located there at one time.

About 20 years ago I was a crossing guard at Dewey School for a short time and shortly after the last child was crossed a large limo type car drove up and parked across from me. An Asian man stepped out and seemed to be in a quandary so I walked across liberty Street and asked if I might help. He kept repeating the word bridge. Finally through sign language a lady in back passed out a book with a picture of a bridge which I happened to recognize. I then showed the man who had a map open on the hood of the car that he was in Concord, NH, and wanted to go to Concord, MA. Three other folks got out of the car and all four smiled at me and bowed before re-entering the car and heading to MA. (I hope).

Mohican Market History

I have been looking for history about my father, Ed Nolan, who worked in the Mohican Market on South Main street during the WWII years as a meat cutter. Gene Prescott worked behind the counter (wore a straw hat). A young girl named, Ginger, worked in Grocery.I visited the back room and meat locker many times with my Dad.When I was in Rundlett Jr. High, I worked in the A&P on Park Street for a couple of years. My friend, Eddie Borofsky's father owned the Army Navy Store on North Main Street.The Vitiliano family lived on Hanover Street, between School and Center Streets. Doug was a track athlete at CHS and he had a very attractive sister, also.I used to go to the Star, Concord and Capitol Theaters as a young boy on Saturday afternoons.I remember Angelo's Restaurant, I think was on the corner of Bridge street and No. Main.I remember during the WWII, collecting scrap metal and depositing in the front yard of the State House. My mother worked a few years at the Rumford Press when my father was crippled and could no longer work at the Mohican. I also remember the First National being built on the west side of So. Main St. and the Concord Public Market on the west side of Main st. near the Puritan Restaurant, just down from Pleasant st. Bob Nolan