MASTIC PARK GENERAL STORE & POST OFFICE
I'm not sure who the first propietor was I know that Charles Trywusch (the first Mastic Postmaster) and his father in law built it in the 1920's. Charlie also built The Mastic Beach Store. I know Hans C. Anderson ran it in the 30s & '40's. In the '50's & 60's it was known as McCleans Market. The post office moved next door and a box front was added to the building . Today it is a Spanish market. I wonder what the little dogs name was?
UPDATE DEC 2006 : BRUCE ANDERSEN WHO ALSO SENT ME THE "OUT IN THE STICKS" PICS OF MASTIC PARK SENT ME THESE GEMS OF WHEN HIS GRANDFATHER HANS & GRANDMOTHER DOROTHY RAN THE MASTIC PARK STORE & POST OFFICE
MEET THE ANDERSENS
They ran the Mastic Park Store from 1935 -1941 Dorothy (She was the Mastic Postmaster for 30 years) Hans Christian Andersen (The Store's Propieter and that's no fairy tale) who was Mastic Fire Chief 1941-42 and Herbert Andersen (Bruce's Dad) & Close Family Friend who is very interested in what Hans has in his hand.
Bill Stiritz & Herb Andersen & Pal
The Stiritz Family also goes way back in the history of the Mastics . Childhood pals Bill & Herb were also business partners.
COME INSIDE THE STORE
HANS & SOME OF HIS OFFERINGS
Look at those coffee cans in front of the cold cuts case. And "While They Last" Calumet Baking Powder 10 cents, Ritz Crackers 25 cents, Sunshine Cookies 15 cents, Hi Ho's, Drakes & more. The Andersens also offer baking of "LUXURY CAKES" U Betcha !