|Restaurant on the left|
Gas Station on right
Some of the other customers included citrus farm laborers. At noon the workers would leave the orange tree fields and go to my grandmothers for lunch. The plantation owner wasn't too happy that his workers were spending the salaries he paid them paying his neighbor not only for lunch but also purchasing gasoline for their automobiles. My great grandfather, Emond, ran a gasoline repair business that sat on the same property.
So the good business owner built not only a lunch room but a gas station as well on his property. Then told his workers they must buy their lunch and gasoline there. Seems to me he wanted the salary he paid them put back into his pockets.
The question is "Why did the laborers do what they were told?"