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Stratford centennial
(1891-1991)

Businesses of today,   pp. 222-242


Page 225

The loss to the store was much greater. They not only lost
the building and all the merchandise, but also cash and checks  D iscount    L    iuidators
totaling nearly $4,000 which could not be reached due to
heavy smoke. The total loss was estimated at $250,000.
Davels rebuilt and have been in business ever since. They
sell groceries, meats, deli items, bakery, hardware, cards and
much, more. Ken and Mary Kraus and John Davel currently
run the store.
Discount Liquidators is located at 301 North 2nd Avenue
in the former Allington & Van Ryzin Store. The business
opened five years ago and offers a huge variety of merchan-
dise at discount prices. It is owned by Gene Novitzky and
managed by John Prokosch.
Ehrike Insurance
_Agency
Reuben Davel
Darrell Ehrike, LUTCF has been in the insurance busi-
ness for the last fifteen years and previously had an office in
his home at 311 W. Fir Street. As with growth, he needed
more office space so he purchased the building at 219 East
Elm Street in 1986. Darrell was a captive agent for a number
of years, but in December 1988 he went independent and now
Inside the new Davels Store                 owns his own agency. Darrell is licensed in all lines of
insurance.
Equitable Financial
Dan Wieland, a representative of the Equitable Financial
Company, has his office at 201A South Weber Avenue. Dan
ran his business from his home for many years before moving
his office to its present location. Equitable Financial Com-
pany deals in a vast array of investments from mutual funds
to annuities to limited partnership investments. They also are
a leading provider of life, disability and health insurance in the
Davel's Store today                 -   country today.


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