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401 East Market Street Iowa City, IA 52245

Family owned for 72 years!

John’s Grocery has been integral to the history of Iowa City since John and Erma Alberhasky bought the grocery business in 1948. But the history of the building goes back a century further. In fact, the State of Iowa itself is only two years older than 401 E. Market Street, which was built in 1848. Since then the building has been a grocery store, a fire station, an apartment building, a saloon, a barbershop, and even a toiletry factory for the Ernste Manufacturing Company. No matter what variation the building has always functioned as a service to the community. We honor that history by continuing to provide Iowa City and surrounding communities with great products and service.



DJ Matthews
Owner
  • Store history
    • Joined Mercato 2019
  • Store hours
    • Monday-Friday: 10:00am-6:00pm
    • Saturday: 10:00am-6:00pm
    • Sunday: 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Store inventory
    • 1,832 items available
  • Pricing
    • Order min: $10.00
  • Delivery fees
    • Local delivery available
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    JOHN F. Iowa City, IA
     7 months ago
    great stuff easy delivery
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    Darrell M. Iowa City, IA
     7 months ago
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John's Grocery

Family owned for 72 years!
John’s Grocery has been integral to the history of Iowa City since John and Erma Alberhasky bought the grocery business in 1948. But the history of the building goes back a century further. In fact, the State of Iowa itself is only two years older than 401 E. Market Street, which was built in 1848. Since then the building has been a grocery store, a fire station, an apartment building, a saloon, a barbershop, and even a toiletry factory for the Ernste Manufacturing Company. No matter what variation the building has always functioned as a service to the community. We honor that history by continuing to provide Iowa City and surrounding communities with great products and service.

Our food delivery service covers these zip codes
  • 52244
  • 52242
  • 52245
  • 52243
  • 52246
  • 52241
  • 52240
  • 52235
  • 52317
  • 52340
  • 52333
  • 52327
  • 52358
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