Who Remembers Barden’s Grocery Store In Augusta?
I drive by the building, almost, everyday. A doctor's office sit in there now. It was located right on Bangor Street. But, it was always a special part of my summer vacations in Maine.
While we were living in Germany, a couple years, my parents sent us to Maine for the summer time. My sister and I would stay with my grandparents. They lived right up the street from Barden's. I always thought it was so exciting to take returnables down there and then use the money to buy candy. It was neat, because there wasn't penny candy in Germany.
I would stock up on Garbage Pail Kids, swedish fish, pop rocks, wax lips and ring pops...and thumb pops too.
I never knew the owners, or maybe I did...I was young. But, I will always remember how excited I would get about going to Barden's and getting candy. Whenever I drive by the building, that excited feeling comes rushing back.