1938 : 5 Kroger Stores Bombed in Detroit

June 22, 2018 all-day
On June 22, 1938, five Kroger grocery stores were bombed on the west side of Detroit within 15 minutes of each other in the middle of the night, blowing holes in the roofs of the stores or neighboring buildings.
Kroger employees had been on strike for more than a week, closing many of the stores. The strike was called by three unions, the Bakers Local 136, the Teamsters and Trucksters Union and the United Bakery and Food Handlers Local 136.

At the time of the bombing, Kroger had 350 stores in Detroit.  Today, there are zero, the closest one being in Dearborn.


Detroit Free Press
MIRS, June 22, 2018

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