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by Groceteria
14 May 2022 13:43
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: White Front Stores
Replies: 52
Views: 59868

Re: White Front Stores

Yes, they were spaces leased to an established grocer who got to use the White Front Foods name. In the Seattle area, the grocery departments were operated by Tradewell. The San Francisco White Front on 16th Street (open 17 October 1968, closed early 1973) had a supermarket attached that was appare...
by Groceteria
07 May 2022 21:07
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: What grocery store was this? (Modesto)
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: What grocery store was this? (Modesto)

The Stockton and Modesto lucky stores were sold to Save Mart in the early 1990s IIRC and were thus unaffected by the merger; they were already operating as Save Mart (or S-Mart in Stockton due to a pre-existing Save-Mart chain there) long before 1999. Lucky also operated briefly in Fresno in the ear...
by Groceteria
07 May 2022 10:21
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: NEW: Tucson, 1925-2022
Replies: 0
Views: 24

NEW: Tucson, 1925-2022

Something for your Saturday afternoon viewing pleasure:

https://www.groceteria.com/place/arizona/tucson/

A lot of the early stores are gone, but there are some nice 1950s/1960s artifacts including several Safeway pylon stores and a relatively intact Safeway/Super S on Grant Road.
by Groceteria
01 May 2022 13:56
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Safeway, Cranbrook, BC, 1981
Replies: 1
Views: 163

Re: Safeway, Cranbrook, BC, 1981

The Woolworth next door is pretty fab too.
by Groceteria
25 Apr 2022 09:56
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: NEW: Paterson NJ, 1925-1964
Replies: 1
Views: 305

Re: NEW: Paterson NJ, 1925-1964

Just down the road: Passaic and Clifton NJ:

https://www.groceteria.com/place/us-new-jersey/passaic/
by Groceteria
21 Apr 2022 20:56
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: NEW: Paterson NJ, 1925-1964
Replies: 1
Views: 305

NEW: Paterson NJ, 1925-1964

For your Thursday night viewing pleasure:

https://www.groceteria.com/place/us-new ... /paterson/

I hope to expand the dates at some point. Also, Passaic and Clifton will follow soon!
by Groceteria
20 Apr 2022 17:50
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: What grocery store was this? (Modesto)
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: What grocery store was this? (Modesto)

Lucky Stores, historically one of the largest chains in California. Penn Fruit never operated outside a few Mid-Atlantic/East Coast states. Just FYI, Modesto is one of about 200 cities that is featured here on the site: https://www.groceteria.com/place/california/modesto-and-turlock/ Lucky Stores: h...
by Groceteria
19 Apr 2022 08:13
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: NEW: Louisville KY, 1922 and 1946-2022
Replies: 7
Views: 611

Re: NEW: Louisville KY, 1922 and 1946-2022

Apparently Hinky-Dinky/Supermarkets Interstate had a couple locations in Louisville in the mid-60s incorporated in a couple of the more esoteric discount stores (Globe/Ontario/Arlans/National Bellas Hess...)...there is some evidence of this within the Hinky-Dinky corporate newsletter archives which...
by Groceteria
27 Mar 2022 13:55
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Vintage Supermarkets in Movies and TV (Old Ones Only Please)
Replies: 175
Views: 129918

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Doris Day's last movie was "With Six You Get Eggroll". In one scene, she is shopping in a market and runs into Brian Keith, who was supposed to be picking up a client at the airport. Anyway, does anyone know if that was filmed in a real market or on a sound stage? Old post, but I actually...
by Groceteria
24 Mar 2022 21:24
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: NEW: Rochester MN 1925-2020
Replies: 1
Views: 370

NEW: Rochester MN 1925-2020

A quickie for your Thursday evening viewing pleasure:

https://www.groceteria.com/place/us-min ... rochester/
by Groceteria
19 Mar 2022 12:03
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: NEW: Birmingham 1925-1995
Replies: 0
Views: 522

NEW: Birmingham 1925-1995

This turned out to be bigger and more interesting than I expected, though a lot of Birmingham's built environment has been lost to depopulation and disinvestment in the past fifty or sixty years:

https://www.groceteria.com/place/us-alabama/birmingham/
by Groceteria
10 Mar 2022 22:49
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Why has Acme closed so many stores (over the years)?
Replies: 18
Views: 17841

Re: Why has Acme closed so many stores (over the years)?

Just a gentle reminder that discussions/critiques of current chain operations (as opposed to history) are off-topic here, but are very welcome at Retail Watchers.