Business: White House Grocer

The N. W. Burchell Grocery, Washington, D. C., was founded in 1856. Mrs. Lincoln bought groceries there, and the store has been sending orders 'round to the White House ever since. The present proprietress is Mrs. Norvall Burchell, widow of the founder's son. She is proud of the store's historical role, rather sensitive, however, about current profits & losses. For Burchell's closes this week—due, Mrs. Burchell says, to chain store competition, not loss of Presidential patronage.


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