Dean & Co. at 214 South Main Street was famous for its peanuts and gourmet coffee, which were specially roasted right in the store.
Many, many individuals have been extraordinarily generous to our community. Sedgewick Dean owned a successful fancy grocery store. His daughter Elizabeth Dean bequeathed $1,940,000 to the city to plant and maintain its trees. The promenade along Main Street was the first of many projects her gift made possible.