678 Rondo Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota (Razed)

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Credjafawn Co-op Store, about 1948
Address: 678 Rondo Avenue
Neighborhood/s: Summit-University, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Ramsey County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Historic Function: Business
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Stucco
Notes: Rondo Avenue was renamed Concordia Avenue in 1964.

Summit-University Saint Paul Ramsey

678 Rondo Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota (Razed)
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This rectangular two-story commercial building served as a corner store and later restaurant.



This building was probably constructed between 1910 and 1925. The Sanborn Fire Insurance map for 1903 shows a one-story store at this address. In the 1926 map there is a two story store. For many years this building housed a succession of grocery stores serving the Rondo neighborhood. According to city directories, these included:

  • Samuel Unovich grocery in 1930
  • Jack Diamond grocery in 1935 to 1946
  • Credjafawn Co-op Store in 1948
  • Joseph H. Martin grocery, later Martin's Market in 1949 and 1955

After years serving as a corner grocery store this building became a restaurant. Among the eateries housed here were:

  • Just Right Bar-B-Q Restaurant in 1960
  • Celebrity Cafe in 1965 and 1970
  • Jose's Old Southern Bar-B-Q in 1975

In the 1980 and 1985 directories the building was listed as being empty. The site is now part of a large housing development.

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    • Saint Paul city directories, various years
    • Sanborn Fire Insurance maps
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