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by Groceteria
30 Jun 2022 21:59
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Mystery stores in Terre Haute, IN
Replies: 4
Views: 38

Re: Mystery stores in Terre Haute, IN

The Goodwill on 3rd Street really feels automotive-related to me.

I'll see if I can find out any details on these this weekend.
by Groceteria
28 Jun 2022 22:09
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: NEW: Altoona, 1925-2020
Replies: 4
Views: 64

Re: NEW: Altoona, 1925-2020

There were briefly (in 1941) Streamline Markets in Altoona and Hollidaysburg, which I'm assuming were the same Streamline chain that was Thorofare's predecessor, but I'm not sure about that. Thorofare was in Johnstown but maybe that's as far east as they got.
by Groceteria
28 Jun 2022 21:37
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: NEW: Altoona, 1925-2020
Replies: 4
Views: 64

NEW: Altoona, 1925-2020

Altoona turned out to be more interesting and more time-consuming than I expected, with all the small service stores in evidence eceb into the early 1960s. A&P kept a counter-service store open until 1956, even (see attached). Anyway, enjoy: https://www.groceteria.com/place/pennsylvania/altoona/...
by Groceteria
27 Jun 2022 22:05
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: I made a list of A&P locations... And I need your help with it
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: I made a list of A&P locations... And I need your help with it

A worthy goal and I'm sure there are several thousand locations you could pull just from my lists here on this site. Keep in mind, though, that at its peak in the 1930s, A&P had over 15,000 locations in the US alone. To include every location that ever existed would probably be in the range of 2...
by Groceteria
24 Jun 2022 22:02
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: NEW: Johnstown PA 1925-1960
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: NEW: Johnstown PA 1925-1960

Interesting Acme background. Thanks.

It’s also noteworthy that A&P took great advantage of its tendency toward really short lease terms (with options) in the 1930s and 1940s in Johnstown. I’m working on Altoona now, and their locations there during the same period were much more stable.
by Groceteria
23 Jun 2022 20:29
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: NEW: Johnstown PA 1925-1960
Replies: 2
Views: 99

NEW: Johnstown PA 1925-1960

While it's fresh in my mind following my visit earlier this week. I hope to add later locations before too long. And nearby Altoona is next:

https://www.groceteria.com/place/pennsy ... johnstown/
by Groceteria
13 Jun 2022 20:03
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: What was this originally? (San Bernardino)
Replies: 5
Views: 441

Re: What was this originally? (San Bernardino)

Yeah, the sign gave me pause too.
by Groceteria
12 Jun 2022 15:58
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: NEW: Oshawa ON, 1926-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 6646

Re: NEW: Oshawa ON, 1926-2018

Updated to fill gaps in the 1970-1995 era.
by Groceteria
10 Jun 2022 17:29
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: New location list: Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge
Replies: 13
Views: 7330

Re: New location list: Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge

The three Food Basics stores snuck in as Super Fresh stores, not using A&P in the name like they did in most other Ontario listings. Listings now reflect that, and thanks for the reminder!
by Groceteria
10 Jun 2022 08:18
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: New location list: Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge
Replies: 13
Views: 7330

Re: New location list: Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge

The lack of history for the Food Basics stores is something I’m going to go back and look at (I meant to do it before posting). That said none of the “usual suspects“ that tend to be predecessors (A&P, Dominion, Miracle Food Mart) seem to have been present in the later years. There are also no M...
by Groceteria
09 Jun 2022 21:38
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: New location list: Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge
Replies: 13
Views: 7330

Re: New location list: Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge

And now Kitchener and Waterloo are updated too, with 1970-1995 "holes" filled in and also listings added for 2001-2022:

https://www.groceteria.com/place/ontari ... rwaterloo/
by Groceteria
06 Jun 2022 20:34
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: What was this originally? (San Bernardino)
Replies: 5
Views: 441

Re: What was this originally? (San Bernardino)

Housed two local chains starting about 1952: originally Owen's Market (and yes, the apostrophe is where it's supposed to be) and Pix Markets (early 1960s). It was a furniture store and a paint store after that and had numerous other grocery and non-grocery tenants. (All per newspaper archives,)
by Groceteria
04 Jun 2022 23:42
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: What was this originally? (San Bernardino)
Replies: 5
Views: 441

Re: What was this originally? (San Bernardino)

You might want to check that link. It goes to a Google spreadsheet (that requires access permission) rather than a Street View.
by Groceteria
04 Jun 2022 23:41
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Former grocery store / supermarket? (Twin Falls)
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Re: Former grocery store / supermarket? (Twin Falls)

Almost certainly a Safeway based on the faux stone and the identical features on each side that would have held a "Circle-S" Safeway logo. But I have no data to support this.
by Groceteria
31 May 2022 21:57
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: New location list: Guelph ON, 1938-1980
Replies: 8
Views: 7784

Re: New location list: Guelph ON, 1938-1980

Updated Guelph tonight to add some early locations and to fill in some holes from the 1970-1995 years the Vernon directories treated so badly all over Southern Ontario.

https://www.groceteria.com/place/ontario/guelph/