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Rainier Market (Behind the Shell gas pumps)

I Remember When … The Rainier Market

"I Remember Rainier When..." by George Johnson The Rainier Market Homer's Rainier Market was kind of the center of Rainier.  Just about everyone in town stopped in once in a while to catch up on rumors.  You could sit in the corner with a cup of coffee and kibitz with everyone that came in.  It was the town meeting place and a lot of politicking went on in there as well. Every Saturday the Rainier Market sold "Homer Dogs."  We would set up a table with chafing dishes and keep them full of quarter-pound beef brands and buns.  Many customers would stand in line on Saturdays, waiting for the Homer Dogs at 10 AM.  The price was only a dollar when it first started, so many families made it their Saturday lunch stop. We were all a little crazy.  You had to be to work there!  Homer was always trying to scare ...
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