November 14, 1945 Navy Man To Start New Grocery Store
Mr. C. Deck, King St., submitted a request to the Town Council that instead of paying a transient trader’s license of $100 for opening a grocery store at the corner of St. Peter and King St., that he be allowed to pay taxes a year in advance.
Council took a lenient view of the suggestion, as Mr. Deck has just recently been discharged from the Navy.
On motion of Ald. Pitts it was decided not to collect the Transient Trader’s license. November 17, 1945 Seaman Opens New Grocery
One of the first, if not the first, of Lindsay's young returned men, who has gone further than to contemplate setting up in business is Colin Deck. Deck, who cannot yet, according to the Navy, be called Mister (he has not received his discharge from the Service), opened a grocery store, Nov. 15, in the premises formerly occupied by H. Staples, 86 King St.
"I served two years with the Supply Branch of the R.C.N.V.R., one of which was spent at sea, aboard the frigate H.M.C.S. Runnymede," Colin Deck disclosed this morning, adding, "This experience will greatly assist me in the management if a grocery store business."
"On Tuesday next," Deck states, "I go for my discharge from the R.C.N.V.R., from which I have been absent on an extended leave."
He recently submitted a request to the Town Council, that, instead of paying a transient trader's license of $100 to start a grocery business, he pays a year's taxes in advance. Since he is a returned man Council decided not to collect the fee for a trader's license and to issue him a business license next year for which he will be charged in the usual way.