Tag Archives: bridge street business

Memories of Argue’s Food Market?



Photo from the Carleton Place Canadian files– The Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum


Photo –Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

Argue’s Food Market was once located where The Granary is now on Bridge Street in Carleton Place. According to The Granary website“Argue’s Grocer ran their business in the 1950’s and 60’s selling everything from produce and eggs to canned goods and cleaning supplies. Local members of the Argue family still recall and share fond memories of the successful business. Following Argue’s, the space was occupied by a few different stores, including My Lady’s Dress Shop in the 1970’s”.


Have you bought your supplies for Thanksgiving dinner yet? In 1950,Argue’s Grocery on Bridge Street was packed full of everything you’d need! Maynard Argue purchased the store from Calvin Moore in 1940 and ran the business until about 1964. It now houses The Granary. Photo and comment-Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum


Looking for personal memories– please either comment on Facebook or on the WordPress site.


Norma Sperl
Oh , how funny to see this picture. There I am ( Norma Julian) Brings back lots of memories working for Mr Argue. My Aunt Marge is standing by me.



The Granary in Your Backyard — Dena Comley

Carleton Place Does Not Have to Live in a Walmart Economy

photo from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum at the Caldwell Jaimeson Dunlop Reunion.–