It’s Their Business: Pop’s Place

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Name: Pop’s Place Location: 2916 N. Main St. What they do: They serve burgers, sandwiches, steaks, chili, barbecue, seafood, frog legs and sides dishes. They offer catering services. There is an arcade in the restaurant as well. Who’s in charge: Fred “Pop” Tate and his son, Gary “Pop Jr.” Tate Employees: Six, with five of […]

Dec. 18, 1946

The Clovis News Journal reported that Paul Brown, John Manning and John O. Pritchard announced their intentions to run for City Commission seats. … Campbell’s Dairy and Ice Cream Co. sold cranberry-flavored sherbet. … A four-room home at 212 Hinkle St. could be purchased for $4,000.

Chile’s heat can be hard to handle

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The smell of green chiles roasting — ahh, it’s in the air now. I was walking by a Clovis supermarket the other day and had a whiff of those chiles turning round and round over an open flame. It’s one of my favorite New Mexico aromas along with pinon smoke […]

July 19, 1932

Sun Drug Co., at Fifth and Main streets, gave free ice cream cones to boys and girls under 15 who brought customers to the store to make a purchase of 15 cents or more. … The Clovis Evening News Journal reported that comptroller Juan N. Vigi would place a zia sun symbol on state auto […]

March 26, 1947

The Clovis Rotary Club was preparing to host its annual “Farmers Day” program in which each member brought a farmer as a guest. … Paving was under way on Prince Street from 14th to Commerce Way. … The Silver Grill at Seventh and Main was advertising its sundaes with “lots of fruit and plenty of […]

New Mexico not without its share of troubles

By Don McAlavy: Columnist My sister and her daughter told me to write about myself sometime. They live in Texas, so what do they know about New Mexico? But here goes. Whenever I come to a stop sign, 10,000 cars are waiting right down the street to pass by before I can get a chance […]

FrozFruit will close its doors at the end of October

CNJ staff A longtime frozen fruit manufacturing company in Clovis will close its doors at the end of the month. FrozFruit, with its 18 full-time and 15 part-time employees, will close its Clovis branch because the plant has aged too much, said Lesley Bartholomew, public relations manager for Wells’ Dairy. Wells’ Dairy, a national ice […]

Ice cream manufacturer buys Clovis business

CNJ Staff A national ice cream and dairy manufacturer announced its acquisition of the Froz Fruit and Chill Ice on Aug. 18. The deal has Wells’ Dairy, Inc., a national manufacturer of more than 2,000 products, acquiring the lease on the manufacturing facility of Froz Fruit and Chill Ice brands here in Clovis, according to […]