Sunday, June 26, 2011

UPDATE: Slideshow of Vigil at Hollwood Market

Posted By on Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 2:46 PM

Funeral services for Margaret Lawrence, owner of Boise's iconic Hollywood Market, have been scheduled for 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 29 at the Warm Springs Ave. LDS Chapel. A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m., prior to the services. Burial will follow in the Morris Hill Cemetery.
Friends, neighbors and past customers gathered outside the Hollywood Market Saturday evening to share stories, hugs, tears and laughter in remembrance of Margaret Lawrence. The North End market owner died Wednesday at St. Luke's Boise Medical Center. She was 95-years-old.

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Margaret Lawrence, the 95-year-old iconic owner of the Hollywood Market in Boise's North End, died Wednesday at St. Luke's Boise Medical Center.

Lawrence ran her Eighth Street store seven days a week, 10 hours a day for decades. Up until the mid-1990s, she was still making personal grocery deliveries to some of her North End customers. She was famous for leading recall efforts against Boise Mayor Dave Bieter in 2005 and against former Mayor Brent Coles in 2003. Her store was also filled with signs opposing Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter. The store was shuttered in early May, with a sign on the door saying "store closed due to illness."

The Hollywood Market closed May 9.

Lawrence was the daughter of Robert "Two-Gun" Limbert, who founded and help build Redfish Lake Lodge near Stanley.

Lawrence is survived by a son, Daniel.


This morning BW took these images of a makeshift memorial growing in front of Hollywood Market.

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