A century ago, most shopping was a local affair; before the age of cars and chain groceries, you carried your goods home on the streetcar or bought them from the shop down the block. Sunnyside had a great many small groceries, located in buildings that often also housed the shop proprietor’s family. There were also other types of shops, including saloons and five-and-dimes. Some posts on various shops.
- Schultz’s Saloon
- The Sunnyside Coalyard
- Wilson’s Diary, on the edge of Sutro’s Forest
- Dairies nearby (in passing)
- The first restaurant: 211 Sunnyside Ave (219 Monterey)
- The first Monterey Delicatessen (647 Monterey) (in passing)