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“Nat’s, Doc Lewis and Tsuda’s Grocery”
Artist: James Geddes

 
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“Nat’s, Doc Lewis and Tsuda’s Grocery”
Artist: James Geddes

I am guessing this is about 1953 to 1957. Nat
Giuliani had a Army Surplus store in this location
next to Doc Lewis, who started his veterinary
practice in 1953. Doc was my 20-30 little league
coach. Doc coached baseball in Auburn for
30 years. Nat moved his men's store up town
and is where we all ordered our lettermen jackets
and sweaters. Doc moved to a new clinic
on highway 49 across the canal from Gasoline
Alley. Both men were well thought of in Auburn.

The Tsuda family was forced to move to wartime
 camps in 1942. Prior to World War II, this building
was owned by the local Japanese-American
community, during which it served as a Japanese
school and a Buddhist church. After the war,
Frank Tsuda purchased the building and opened
Tsuda Grocery in 1951. After 88 years in
business, the Tsuda family closed its doors for
good in 2007.


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