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by TW-Upstate NY
22 Nov 2021 14:45
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: NEW: Scranton, 1925-2021
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: NEW: Scranton, 1925-2021

Easiest way for me to do this is to work on the surrounding areas first which would be Moosic and Dunmore. -3512 Birney Ave. in Moosic was indeed an A+P and actually was rebranded as A-Mart when they were experimenting with that concept. Closure date seems about right. It actually was an outparcel b...
by TW-Upstate NY
20 Nov 2021 19:11
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: NEW: Scranton, 1925-2021
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: NEW: Scranton, 1925-2021

First off, THANK YOU for posting this. I grew up in this area and it brings back a lot of good memories. Don't really have time to take this apart right now but one correction to begin with would be 601 Wyoming Ave. which is listed as A+P. Those were the offices of the Scranton Unit and later the Sc...
by TW-Upstate NY
08 Oct 2021 18:15
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Weis in Northern VA
Replies: 25
Views: 1109

Re: Weis in Northern VA

Yep, other end of the strip was a Kmart that closed in 2017. Was Victory Market separate from Weis or was it another Mr Zs kind of thing where Weis bought them but kept the old name for a while. If anything, this was a one off and honestly my history of the area ended in June 1980 when we moved bac...
by TW-Upstate NY
02 Oct 2021 18:51
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Weis in Northern VA
Replies: 25
Views: 1109

Re: Weis in Northern VA

mjhale wrote: 30 Aug 2021 21:44 now closed Stroudsburg, PA store had the same exterior (thanks to Google Street View for having older pictures to show us this store!).
Was this store in the same plaza with the K-Mart? If so, it actually began life as a Victory Market back in the 70's.
by TW-Upstate NY
02 Oct 2021 18:46
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Mystery store: 3000 N Sterling Ave, Peoria IL
Replies: 6
Views: 354

Re: Mystery store: 3000 N Sterling Ave, Peoria IL

Is it possible that brick is not original to the exterior? This is more of a side shot but what little I could see of the front says this could be a 1950's pre-centennial A+P but they used a lot of stone for the exteriors on those so I'm wondering if that brick was added later in a renovation of som...
by TW-Upstate NY
29 Aug 2021 12:59
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Weis in Northern VA
Replies: 25
Views: 1109

Re: Weis in Northern VA

I helped build the shopping center in Chantilly where that Weis was located, it opened around 1993 but was gone by 1999 - I strongly suspect the Shoppers Food Warehouse built closer to Route 50 had something to do with that. I think I'm familiar with that shopping center from taking several trips t...
by TW-Upstate NY
28 Aug 2021 12:54
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: A+P Kwik Save
Replies: 0
Views: 248

A+P Kwik Save

Anybody have any info. on this? Found ads for it when I was going through an online newspaper archive and searching for info. on a discount drug store. From what I could piece together, it opened sometime in late 1971 in Cortland, NY. I'm presuming it was a conversion of an existing store. My questi...
by TW-Upstate NY
09 Aug 2021 11:30
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: 2 Pathmark stores right next to each other?
Replies: 6
Views: 900

Re: 2 Pathmark stores right next to each other?

I vaguely remember seeing signage (though I think the store was closed by that point) many years ago outside the Pittsfield (MA) area (more like Lenox) of what looked like a Pathmark store, so those drugstore only ones may have spread a bit further than the actual supermarkets ever did. Speaking of...
by TW-Upstate NY
05 Jul 2021 12:32
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: DC area Grand Union stores that became Basics
Replies: 3
Views: 831

Re: DC area Grand Union stores that became Basics

Basics was the name of GU's house brand generics in the very early '80's. White labels with red or black lettering as I recall. They even had Basics beer which was actually one part beer and a million and one parts water. In other words, not the best quality and neither was the rest of the product l...
by TW-Upstate NY
14 Jun 2021 12:23
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: NEW: Allentown PA, 1925-2021
Replies: 11
Views: 896

Re: NEW: Allentown PA, 1925-2021

Now that Allentown is in the books, can Scranton be far behind?
by TW-Upstate NY
15 Apr 2021 12:49
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Banner Market, Detroit - 1931 to 1973
Replies: 1
Views: 416

Re: Banner Market, Detroit - 1931 to 1973

Banner Market was closely associated with other independents in the area. They shared advertising, marketing and often bought from a common wholesaler. Could the Banner name have been used elsewhere? I remember in the 1970's in NE Pa. advertising for a group of what I'm presuming to be independents...
by TW-Upstate NY
15 Feb 2021 12:51
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Company Publications
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Re: Company Publications

A+P did one especially for their centennial year in 1959 called "The A+P Circle" although there were probably more over the years. This one was quarterly and I've got two of them and would love to get the others. It was written from an historical perspective considering it was playing off ...
by TW-Upstate NY
01 Feb 2021 13:03
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: SuperFresh/A&P in Washington, DC
Replies: 9
Views: 6234

Re: SuperFresh/A&P in Washington, DC

It amazes me that here we are 60+ years after the fact when this design made its debut that, even though A+P vacated them all in some cases decades ago, how many of those facades still exist today. For example, in my immediate area, two of them are still around and one still even has the coupola wit...
by TW-Upstate NY
01 Jan 2021 13:05
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: New location list: Fairmont WV, 1927-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 8094

Re: New location list: Fairmont WV, 1927-2015

rich wrote: 01 Jan 2021 11:53 There was another Food Fair chain in DC, so the Philly-based chain used Food Lane
Wasn't Food Lane used by LaneCo. as well?
by TW-Upstate NY
17 Dec 2020 13:18
Forum: Announcements, FAQs, Etc.
Topic: Shameless self-promotion
Replies: 4
Views: 874

Re: Shameless self-promotion

Finally got a chance to listen to a bit of this yesterday and I say this in all sincerity-you really need to write a book on this subject. I'm not joking or trying to be overly flattering-this is such an interesting topic. Maybe it wouldn't be a best seller or anything like that, but I think it woul...