In the early 1900s, this location was owned and operated by S.R. Corneliussen. In 1911, Corneliussen sold his store to A.G. Larson, J.C. Johnson, Martin Jorgenson, Herman Jorgenson, and J.A.B. Larson. The store name was changed to the Pioneer Store Company.
As you can see in the photo below, the Alsager Bros. Meat Market occupied the east end of the building at 608 Broad St. Reliance State Bank is located there today. The Alsager Bros. Meat Market was in business until 1946. Alsager’s had a reputation as the best meat market in the county. Even people from Ames would drive to Story City to buy their meat there.