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by Groceteria
14 Jun 2024 07:40
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: KFC Chicken... being sold at other restaurants via a franchise
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Re: KFC Chicken... being sold at other restaurants via a franchise

Franchising the chicken as a product rather than a restaurant brand was the whole M.O. in the early years of KFC. The package consisted of the recipes, the fryers, some operating procedures, and the license to use the name. It was probably the late 60s/early 70s before it was served exclusively in K...
by Groceteria
05 Jun 2024 18:35
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: NEW: Wheeling WV, 1926-2024
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: NEW: Wheeling WV, 1926-2024

Hmm, no trace of Loblaws? That chain did exist in Weirton and Steubenville around 1960, but i guess this proves they didn't go any further downstream than that. I'd initially expected some too. Nothing in the directories, though, and as I was looking at the newspapers today the only mention of Lobl...
by Groceteria
05 Jun 2024 07:59
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: NEW: Wheeling WV, 1926-2024
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: NEW: Wheeling WV, 1926-2024

4141 Jacob St (42nd & Jacob) opened as a Thorofare in 1959, was purchased by By-Rite in 1963 Thanks! I had wondered whether Thorofare ever had a presence in Wheeling. Will update. Thanks also for the pointer to the Wheeling newspaper archive, which will allow me to dive more deeply into some ot...
by Groceteria
03 Jun 2024 12:45
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: NEW: Wheeling WV, 1926-2024
Replies: 4
Views: 197

NEW: Wheeling WV, 1926-2024

Kind of depressing to see the decline over time.

https://www.groceteria.com/place/us-wes ... /wheeling/
by Groceteria
20 May 2024 19:56
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: NEW: Macon GA 1925-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 1108

Re: NEW: Macon GA 1925-2020

Steve Landry wrote: 19 May 2024 15:24He was a GREAT guy with loads of information. I enjoyed his contributions especially about the Food Fair Empire!
Incredibly nice and very knowledgeable.
by Groceteria
19 May 2024 13:09
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: NEW: Macon GA 1925-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 1108

Re: NEW: Macon GA 1925-2020

It's very sad that Edric Floyd, who was from the area, apparently passed away several years ago. He probably could have shined some light on all this.
by Groceteria
19 May 2024 12:48
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: NEW: Winchester and Harrisonburg VA
Replies: 8
Views: 4501

Re: NEW: Winchester and Harrisonburg VA

I have data that shows there was another Safeway in Winchester at 150 Getty Lane (opposite the Martins on Gateway Drive). This was a 40K sf Super Store and was open from 1980 to 1984 The building looks right. It probably opened too late for the 1980 directory and closed before the 1985. I'll add it...
by Groceteria
19 May 2024 10:03
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: NEW: Macon GA 1925-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 1108

Re: NEW: Macon GA 1925-2020

Edric's reference has to have been to the 680 2nd Street location, which opened in 1951. I can't find any evidence that there was much of anything in the 1000 block of 3rd Street but a drive-in restaurant. The Forsyth Street store opened in 1948 and was indeed listed as 513 until the renumbering a y...
by Groceteria
18 May 2024 22:56
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: NEW: Macon GA 1925-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 1108

Re: NEW: Macon GA 1925-2020

My guess is that he was mistakenly referring to the one at 680 2nd St., which is actually an electrical supply store now. When I have a chance, I’lil make sure what else may or may not have been in the 1000 block of 3rd, but that seems a little too close to the 2nd Street store to have been an addit...
by Groceteria
18 May 2024 19:44
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: NEW: Macon GA 1925-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 1108

NEW: Macon GA 1925-2020

Saturday night. Party on!

https://www.groceteria.com/place/georgia/macon/

This one was a challenge due to a major street renumbering about 1949.
by Groceteria
14 May 2024 19:48
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: NEW: Augusta GA 1925-2024
Replies: 3
Views: 365

NEW: Augusta GA 1925-2024

Big variety here, including two failed attempts by Harris Teeter and also what seems to be a semi-rare (for this area) Pantry Pride/JM Fields combo.

https://www.groceteria.com/place/georgia/augusta/
by Groceteria
01 May 2024 20:40
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Mistakes Which Led to A&P's Demise
Replies: 8
Views: 3381

Re: Mistakes Which Led to A&P's Demise

This (661 Scotland Rd, Orange NJ) was an operational A&P store at least as late as 1973. I think that just about says it all...

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by Groceteria
24 Apr 2024 13:26
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: What if they tore down the Food Fair but left the pylon?
Replies: 8
Views: 7324

Re: What if they tore down the Food Fair but left the pylon?

Could be that they left it because current zoning would not have allowed construction of a new tower sign. Just a thought.
by Groceteria
21 Apr 2024 09:16
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: What if they tore down the Food Fair but left the pylon?
Replies: 8
Views: 7324

Re: What if they tore down the Food Fair but left the pylon?

When the building was a Food Fair, would the entrance have been oriented towards the parking lot or towards the street? 32nd Street has always been a major thoroughfare. However, I don't think it was ever a walking shopping strip. There have been pictures posted elsewhere of stores in this same typ...