Friday, February 4, 2011

Pantry Pride, May, 1973

Pantry Pride, Belair Shopping Center, May, 1973

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These pictures were posted as part of the Bowie Blade Pic Project, I've been posting pictures taken by Arnie Miles for the Bowie Blade between 1973 and 1975.

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  1. good morning. sorry for posting here but i couldn't find an email for you. i am considering moving to the hillmeade station section of bowie (20720) and i was wondering if you had any feedback on that area. is it generally a safe area? i've always thought of bowie as a desirable place to live but i'm a little alarmed when i do a comparison of the crime statistics for 20720 vs. some other areas of bowie and even dc. any info you can provide would be great. or if you can send me your email address we can take this discussion off line.

    thanks much!

  2. I know people who live over there who are quite happy with it. They have never been personally affected by the crime. There are nice homes there (many of which are nicer, more spacious than the homes in Levitt Bowie -- 20715). But I would be concerned about the schools if you have (or will have) children. High Bridge is an overpopulated, poorly performing school and the schools in Levitt Bowie are generally considered to be better. (Whitehall, Tulip Grove, Rockledge.)

  3. thanks for your feedback. so there is a lot of crime in the hillmeade station area or just the 20720 section in general?

    as far as the schools, i don't have any children yet. i plan to send them to private school, God willing, once i do have them.

    thanks again.

  4. I worked at that Pantry Pride during that era. It was a great job for a 17 year-old parcel pick-up clerk. This was back in the days when we actually loaded the groceries in the car for you.

  5. Jeff, thanks for sharing the memories.

  6. Jeff I was one of those pain in the neck kids who use to "help" with the parcel pickup for tips from the customers. I'd stay until I got enough money for a movie at the Bel Air Cinema or Hank Houston ran me off. I ended up becoming an employee at PP. I made it to cashier until they went chapter 11.