Pepsi Cola 6 for 25 cents

Tomato Sauce 4 for 17 cents

Bread 10 cents

Ritz Crackers 21 cents

Grapefruit Juice 2 for 25 cents

photo : courtesy Mastic Moriches Shirley Library

The plates on the cars are unreadable but they probably say NEW YORKS WORLD FAIR. The newest car is the 37-38 General Motors one nosing in.

How about those bargains !!! Linda Knel of the Mastic Moriches Shirley Library sent me this photo for identification. It's a very pivotal building, as it affected where the central town of Mastic Beach would eventually be located. This photo was taken circa 1940's because that's when Bohack leased the building 1940- 48 from it's owner and builder Paul Schulte. Schulte first erected it in 1928 at the place that would forever be called Five Corners, Mastic Beach. It is where Neighborhood Road and Mastic Road and Cranberry and Bayview Drives all met. Prior to that there was NOTHING THERE, except the caretakers cottage of the Robert Estate that was a few hundred feet to the east. Linda tells me the actual source of this photo is unknown to the library, but it certainly looks like it was taken by a professional. For a look at the building IN COLOR WHEN IT WAS FIRST BUILT and in all its incarnations and fronts (it was a Colonial Beacon gas station too in 1931) including what happened to it click here

St. Andrews Mastic Beach Directory 1942

Don't forget to check the Spotlight Photo Section for more photos of early Mastic Beach Business.

For Info On An Upcoming Show At The Library All About The History Of Mastics Click here