RVA Time Machine: Ukrop's Super Market

By Boomer Staff | July 6th, 2016

Do you remember when Ukrop's Super Markets looked like this?

Many Richmonders remember grabbing items, including favorites like fried chicken, rainbow cookies, chocolate fudge pie and White House rolls (born of Dot’s Pastry Shop), at the beloved Ukrop’s Super Markets – where we would dress nicely to shop and know that friendly employees would tote our groceries to the car, no tipping needed. Joseph Ukrop founded the company in 1937, and it soon became a part of Richmond culture. In 2010, Ukrop’s retail stores were sold, but many customer favorites lived on in Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods, focusing on their popular baked goods and other prepared foods.

Pictured is the Ukrop’s Super Market location at 3600 Hull Street.

This photo was taken Nov. 11, 1953 by Richmond-based Adolph B. Rice Studio and was provided by The Library of Virginia.

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