I remember the Checci Brothers very well. My Mom and I would shop there every week and occasionally, Mom would send me there by myself to pick up a meat order. But what I really remember is going there for lunch because 6th graders could go off campus from Parkside. I'd get sliced salami from the meat market and a coke and a french roll from the regular market.
And Walt's variety store...chocolate cokes and a sliced, grilled hot dog. and penny candy.
And yes, I remember the nursery store too. How about Gene's gas station?