• Owner/Proprieter(s) 1893 - 1895 Filippo Minicola 1895 - 1896 Nicola Minicola 1897 - 1906 Minicolo Bros. (Nicola, Leonardo and Donato) 1907 - 1915 Nicola Minicola Years active 1893 - 1915 Location(s) 1893 - 1896 - 206 Charlotte St. 1897 - 1898 - 170 Hunter St. 1899 - 1915 - 160 Hunter St. The earliest [...]

    By Published On: November 8, 20123.8 min read
  • In late 1911 Donato Minicola decided it was time to try his hand at running his own business. He had many years experience going back to at least 1893 working in the fruit and grocery business with his father and brothers. The following appeared in the Peterborough Examiner in December, 1911: THOS. MINICOLA Formerly with [...]

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  • Owner/Proprieters Leonardo & Rose Minicola & daughter Rose Williams Years active 1912 - 1975 Location 635 Erskine Ave Leonardo and Rosaria Minicola's store was located at what is now 635 Erskine Ave. Leonardo's father Filipo Minicola had owned land in that area as early as 1899. At this time the property was actually [...]

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  • Owner/Proprieter(s) 1897 – 1902 Filippo Minicola 1903 – 1914 Lucia (Ronca) Minicola 1915 – 1922 Nicola Minicola 1923 – 1968 Lucy and Alfred Pepe Years Active 1897 – 1968 Location 1897 – 1907 – 67 Elm St 1908 – 1955 – 519 Elm St (street renumberd – same house) 1955 – 1968 – 519 [...]

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  • Another Minicola Fruit store was located on Victoria Street in Tweed and was advertised as D. M. Minicola & Son. My grandparents Evelyn Hughes and Victor Minicola met in Tweed, Ontario . The Hughes family lived in nearby Stoco, Ontario. Why did the Minicolas open a store in Tweed? It might have something to [...]

    By Published On: November 23, 20123.1 min read
  • In October of 2011 the sale of Charlotte Pantry was finalized. It had been in the family for nearly 25 years since March of 1987 and I was in grade 13 at St. Peter's high school (the original one on Reid Street) My Dad and my brother Joe had been running the store since then.The [...]

    By Published On: October 28, 20111.5 min read
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  • November 23, 2012

    Another Minicola Fruit store was located on Victoria Street in Tweed and was advertised as D. M. Minicola & Son. My grandparents Evelyn Hughes and Victor Minicola met in Tweed, Ontario . The Hughes family lived in nearby Stoco, Ontario. Why did the Minicolas open a store in Tweed? It might have something to [...]

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  • November 8, 2012

    Owner/Proprieters Leonardo & Rose Minicola & daughter Rose Williams Years active 1912 - 1975 Location 635 Erskine Ave Leonardo and Rosaria Minicola's store was located at what is now 635 Erskine Ave. Leonardo's father Filipo Minicola had owned land in that area as early as 1899. At this time the property was actually [...]

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  • November 8, 2012

    Owner/Proprieter(s) 1897 – 1902 Filippo Minicola 1903 – 1914 Lucia (Ronca) Minicola 1915 – 1922 Nicola Minicola 1923 – 1968 Lucy and Alfred Pepe Years Active 1897 – 1968 Location 1897 – 1907 – 67 Elm St 1908 – 1955 – 519 Elm St (street renumberd – same house) 1955 – 1968 – 519 [...]

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  • November 8, 2012

    In late 1911 Donato Minicola decided it was time to try his hand at running his own business. He had many years experience going back to at least 1893 working in the fruit and grocery business with his father and brothers. The following appeared in the Peterborough Examiner in December, 1911: THOS. MINICOLA Formerly with [...]

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  • November 8, 2012

    Owner/Proprieter(s) 1893 - 1895 Filippo Minicola 1895 - 1896 Nicola Minicola 1897 - 1906 Minicolo Bros. (Nicola, Leonardo and Donato) 1907 - 1915 Nicola Minicola Years active 1893 - 1915 Location(s) 1893 - 1896 - 206 Charlotte St. 1897 - 1898 - 170 Hunter St. 1899 - 1915 - 160 Hunter St. The earliest [...]

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  • October 28, 2011

    In October of 2011 the sale of Charlotte Pantry was finalized. It had been in the family for nearly 25 years since March of 1987 and I was in grade 13 at St. Peter's high school (the original one on Reid Street) My Dad and my brother Joe had been running the store since then.The [...]

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