Down Historic Trails of Fort Worth and Tarrant County Page: 57
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FORT WORTH'S FIRST STORE WITH A CASH REGISTER
The store of Louis Bicocchi, located at the present site of Seventh and
Burnett, was the first store in Fort Worth to have electric lights and a cash
During the 70's and 80's this store was noted for its lavish supply of im-
ported goods such as cockscomhs preserved in glass from France, cheese
frollT Italy and Holland, olives and mushrolomls from Italy and Spain, cherries
in French brandy, and Jasmine tea from the Orient.
This store was also noted for its supply of fresh vegetables and fruits. Each
morning at 3:00 A. M., Louis rode out of Fort Worth and waited on the Cold
Springs Road. which ran by the present-day Pioneer Rest Cemetery, for the
farmers as they passed on their way to the Fort Worth market with wagon
leads of fruits and vegetables. Louis Bic(occhi stopped them. He selected and
bought their best fruits and vegetables before they reached the city. Then he
hastened to the store and arranged heml along with his impl)orted goods in an
artistic manner. The store opened at 6 A. M. and( closed at 11 P.M.
- -Pat Edmonds
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Arlington Heights Junior Historians. Down Historic Trails of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, book, 1949; Fort Worth, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth65130/m1/69/: accessed October 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum.