Located at 7236 Roosevelt Road, Forest Family Foods hosted a promotional radio recording at the grocery store in 1936. The live taping of “Missus Goes to Market,” was sponsored by Automatic Soap Flakes and, while there, they were planning on taping interviews of Forest Park housewives who were shopping that day. The grocery store served as a polling station in the 1930s for precinct 36. It changed hands over the decades, including becoming Cognato’s and later Tonando’s Food Market, which specialized in Italian goods, and later became Forest Park Market in the 1970s.

Jill Wagner  

Photo: This photo circa 1948 features Forest Family Foods, 7236 Roosevelt Road, from the archives of the Forest Park Historical Society. Several display ads, including Chesterfield, Camay, 7-up, Scott tissue, Philip Morris, Apple butter and Armour meats can be seen in the windows.