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by TW-Upstate NY
13 Feb 2020 17:41
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Short-lived grocery stores
Replies: 14
Views: 751

Re: Short-lived grocery stores

We had (in the Albany, NY area) the very last Grand Union opened and (as far as I know) the only one of it's type ever completed (there was at least one other near Marist College in the Poughkeepsie area that was being built but never opened). The one that did open had about 6 months from Grand Ope...
by TW-Upstate NY
03 Feb 2020 13:25
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Comprehensive list of Kmart locations
Replies: 18
Views: 493

Re: Comprehensive list of Kmart locations

Just thought of another one that I've had questions about. Line 2169 Middleburg Heights, Oh-I visited this one a little over ten years ago and at the time the attached store was vacant. I'm presuming it was a grocery store at one time. I see the opening date for the K-Mart was sometime in 1969. Was ...
by TW-Upstate NY
03 Feb 2020 13:19
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Comprehensive list of Kmart locations
Replies: 18
Views: 493

Re: Comprehensive list of Kmart locations

Thank you for your suggestions, TW-Upstate NY! However, I checked the opening date of the Dickson City store and October 18 appears to be correct. Here's a newspaper clipping from that day: https://www.newspapers.com/clip/43496244/the_timestribune/ I stand corrected and I thank you very much! But I...
by TW-Upstate NY
02 Feb 2020 11:45
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Comprehensive list of Kmart locations
Replies: 18
Views: 493

Re: Comprehensive list of Kmart locations

WOW! Quite impressive indeed. Nearest store to me now is White Plains, NY. And if I may, a few modifications: Lines 1954+1955 the Amsterdam, NY stores: the first one was a former Grants and opened in either late '75 or sometime in '76 and was replaced by the store on line 1955-a Super K right down t...
by TW-Upstate NY
02 Jan 2020 18:25
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Red & White stores
Replies: 6
Views: 2751

Re: Red & White stores

Does anyone else think that Lawrenceville store looks like a possible former A+P or is it just me? That brick front looks like it could've been added to make the store an A+P Centennial model and the front windows look like an A+P configuration of that era. Also the oval sign out front could easily ...
by TW-Upstate NY
21 Nov 2019 12:34
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Old-School Supermarket Meat Departments
Replies: 3
Views: 2376

Re: Old-School Supermarket Meat Departments

Visible meat-cutting areas are hardly a thing of the past in my area and are quite common at local Price Chopper and Hannaford stores.
by TW-Upstate NY
09 May 2019 14:51
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: What are some of the reasons why supermarket history is so interesting?
Replies: 5
Views: 2992

Re: What are some of the reasons why supermarket history is so interesting?

Some of my best childhood memories are of going to the grocery store. As I got older and some of the stores my parents frequented went away, I just had to find out why. That's what got me into the nuts and bolts of the whole topic and then you take into consideration the architecture and how grocery...
by TW-Upstate NY
07 Apr 2019 16:16
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Older KFC Locations
Replies: 28
Views: 27857

Re: Older KFC Locations

267 N. Main St Gloversville, NY. Closed as a KFC in the very early '90's and was then a very short lived chicken and ribs place and eventually became a Chinese restaurant which closed some time ago. Just took this earlier this afternoon so this is how the building currently stands.
by TW-Upstate NY
09 Mar 2019 11:13
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: NEW: Trenton NJ, 1925-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 3275

Re: NEW: Trenton NJ, 1925-2005

Groceteria wrote:
08 Mar 2019 20:47
Particularly interesting are two still-standing Food Fair locations from the 1940s:

208 Chambers St and 1055 Brunswick Av.
And both very easily identified with "FF" still prominently displayed on each building.
by TW-Upstate NY
08 Jan 2019 13:39
Forum: Announcements, FAQs, Etc.
Topic: Thoughts for the new year
Replies: 5
Views: 6388

Re: Thoughts for the new year

DO NOT even consider shutting down the board! The way I see it, is that the site (and by extension the board) is basically a bunch of people talking about grocers past. You CANNOT find anything like it anywhere else; this is truly unique. On some levels, this site and the board is sort of a "think t...
by TW-Upstate NY
10 Dec 2018 13:44
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Kmart checkouts over the years
Replies: 5
Views: 5046

Re: Kmart checkouts over the years

My first experience with K-Mart was in late 1973 when the Dickson City, Pa. store opened and they had the electronic (digital) registers from the get-go throughout the store and at the front end as well. As I recall, they were rather large and kind of square(ish) or boxy. The readout was kind of a b...
by TW-Upstate NY
29 Nov 2018 13:36
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Items you bought at defunct supermarket chains that you still possess
Replies: 2
Views: 4190

Re: Items you bought at defunct supermarket chains that you still possess

I didn't buy this but here's a promotional item I got at A+P in the 1970's: WEO Coin Bank
A+P WEO Bank.jpg
by TW-Upstate NY
29 Nov 2018 12:54
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Items you bought at defunct supermarket chains that you still possess
Replies: 2
Views: 4190

Re: Items you bought at defunct supermarket chains that you still possess

One that comes to mind is a plaid vinyl picnic cooler bag which my Mother bought at P+C Foods (Penn Traffic Co.) which I still have-still usable and not even a crack in the plastic that I can see. Probably dates from sometime in the 70's. And even though they're not defunct (at least in Canada), I a...
by TW-Upstate NY
26 Aug 2018 10:18
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Mystery store: 154 Talbot St W, Aylmer, ON
Replies: 7
Views: 5324

Re: Mystery store: 154 Talbot St W, Aylmer, ON

Did Safeway ever build marinas in Canada? Looks like it could possibly be one.
by TW-Upstate NY
19 May 2018 11:25
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Loblaws' bewildering branding history
Replies: 9
Views: 9252

Re: Loblaws' bewildering branding history

Perhaps at another Loblaw banner they may have been available but never saw them in another chain and/or independent market. And when they left here in the mid-70's, so did the brand. Also checked out some old ads and the Loblaws brand was indeed available along with Orchard Park.