The History of City Market: The Brothers Four and the Colorado Back Slope Empire

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City Market's story begins with a penniless eighteen-year-old immigrant and closes with the business becoming part of the largest supermarket chain in the United States. In 1924, brothers Paul, Frank, Leo and Clarence Prinster bought a meat market in Grand Junction, Colorado, a business venture that would allow them to ride out the stock market crash and the Great Depression. It also allowed them to open the state's first supermarket in 1939, the beginning of an empire that remained in the family for over a century and helped shape the heritage of western Colorado. Tony Prinster shares how the City Market founders and its dedicated employees transformed a family business into the retail brand that touched the lives of so many people.
ISBN: 9781626192867
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Colorado
Series: Landmarks
Images: 86
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Anthony F. Prinster is the great-grandson of Josef Preuenster, whose sons are "the brothers four." The author holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame, and a JD from the University of Colorado. He is of counsel with the law firm Hoskin, Farina & Kampf in Grand Junction, Colorado. Kate Ruland-Thorne is a regular contributor to Grand Valley Magazine. Her writing has also appeared in Arizona Highways and Southwest Art. Kate was editor of Sedona magazine and has written seven regional history books, including Lion of Redstone, published by Johnson Publishing. She holds a BA from Southern Methodist University.
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