Look Back: Pictures from the Old Flotkens Supermarket

The building that will soon house Shane Co. was a grocery story until 1985. See some historical pictures from those days. Richard Simmons was among the celebrities to pass through the doors.

We asked Mike Flotken for permission to run some of his historic photos of Flotkens supermarket when it was housed in the Olivette store at 9643 Olive Boulevard — the store that is being renovated for a Shane Co. jewelry store that is moving from Brentwood.

RELATED: Brentwood Shane Co. to Move to Olivette

Enjoy the look back and let us know if you have any memories of the store. Here's a link to Mike Flotken's website with more history and memories of the store.

James Baer November 01, 2012 at 11:18 AM
Priceless photos. Flotkens was the place to shop during the 1950s and 60s.
Carol Kaplan-Lyss November 01, 2012 at 01:04 PM
....and the 70's. It was a warm and welcoming store with high quality food, great customer service and no-hassle shopping. The community mourned when it closed - and some of us are STILL missing it. Carol Kaplan-Lyss
Olivette Council member Missy November 02, 2012 at 01:51 AM
I remember Mr. Spector the meat man. Mom would order the meat, he wrapped it up and I asked for it when I got to the meat counter after walking up Olivaire Lane. Passover pix reminds me of mother loving the long wax paper sheets of chocolate macaroons we'd get at the front counter. Oh if I could remember the tall checkout lady that worked there from day one until it closed .


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