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by rich
20 Mar 2020 09:33
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Shopping Bag Food Stores In Southern California
Replies: 54
Views: 40006

Re: Shopping Bag Food Stores In Southern California

The store on Baldwin in Arcadia was a long running Sav-On and now subdivided into CVS and Aldi. It was a large store as a Sav-On with a wall running almost front to back on one side---that demarcated the health & beauty/Rx side from the liquor and general merchandise side. My guess is that it was al...
by rich
19 Mar 2020 09:17
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Comprehensive list of Kmart locations
Replies: 18
Views: 493

Re: Comprehensive list of Kmart locations

21000 Libby Road in Maple Heights, Ohio was a former full-line Sears

Broadview/Lindberg in Atlanta was a former GC Murphy---a relatively small store, probably 60K or less

Both were two-story locations
by rich
11 Mar 2020 11:07
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Short-lived grocery stores
Replies: 14
Views: 751

Re: Short-lived grocery stores

Often they were stores that came at the end of a chain's life or the end of one of it's operating units. Kroger opened some greenhouse stores in NE Ohio (Madison was one) and in western PA shortly before they exited the Cleveland/Western PA market. Giant Eagle opened and closed one of its Toledo sto...
by rich
03 Mar 2020 12:53
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Did Safeway ever operate in Minnesota?
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: Did Safeway ever operate in Minnesota?

If you have access to old Moody's Industrial Manuals, they usually broke chains down into state by state store totals and in some years, Safeway was broken down by division.
by rich
07 Feb 2020 14:09
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Comprehensive list of Kmart locations
Replies: 18
Views: 493

Re: Comprehensive list of Kmart locations

Cleveland area stores: #3562, 26100 Brush Road was a former Clarkins. It was abandoned for a number of years before KMart moved-in, probably in the 1980s. #7647, 16300 Lake Shore Blvd was a former Cooks (originally Uncle Bill's--ditto the store at 6801 Broadway); it was a relatively small store (pro...
by rich
29 Jan 2020 09:59
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: NEW: Savannah, 1925-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: NEW: Savannah, 1925-2015

M&M was bought by Kroger
by rich
28 Jan 2020 17:47
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Red & White stores
Replies: 6
Views: 2751

Re: Red & White stores

Red & White has a complicated history and its difficult to know who has custody of what's left now. It was begun as a house brand for Flickinger which operated grocery stores in the Buffalo NY area and also served as a wholesaler for a wide area from its base in Buffalo. Flickinger was one of the pi...
by rich
28 Jan 2020 12:30
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Stores in Duluth, Minnesota
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Stores in Duluth, Minnesota

National had a Division/Distribution center based in Duluth at least through the 60s. It was consolidated with Minneapolis and covered a huge area as far east as iron Mountain & Marquette.
by rich
28 Jan 2020 12:28
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: NEW: New Orleans, 1929-1956
Replies: 2
Views: 5164

Re: NEW: New Orleans, 1929-1956

HG Hill's stores were bought by Winn-Dixie (1956)

Canel Villere was bought by National somewhere in the late 60s. their original store was at the corner of Canal & Villere, hence the name.
by rich
13 Dec 2019 17:10
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Detroit Sneak Preview
Replies: 8
Views: 521

Re: Detroit Sneak Preview

In the distant past, I've done various kinds of geographically-based estimates and distributions of various things---city directories were good for residential and multi-family (they would enumerate these well even if no one was identified as a resident/tenant) housing, but the commercial stuff coul...
by rich
13 Dec 2019 16:40
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Big Chain ad from 1940
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: Big Chain ad from 1940

Fisher Foods in Cleveland used the term "Master Market" from the 30s into the early 60s.
by rich
08 Dec 2019 11:12
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Detroit Sneak Preview
Replies: 8
Views: 521

Re: Detroit Sneak Preview

You're missing some Farmer Jack (and possibly Food Fair locations)---it may be that they didn't provide complete info in their directory listings. They had a long running store that went up after the '67 riots on 12th Street/Rosa Parks, that you have only for 2003. They also had a store on Wyoming n...
by rich
30 Sep 2019 13:43
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: NEW: St Louis, 1933-1975
Replies: 4
Views: 2558

Re: NEW: St Louis, 1933-1975

Betterdorf and Rapp were separate chains that were combined by Allied. They bought Rapp first in 1956 and then Bettendorf in 1958. Th
by rich
25 Sep 2019 05:20
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: List of Detroit Metro Packer Foods stores from 1964
Replies: 4
Views: 1070

Re: List of Detroit Metro Packer Foods stores from 1964

Livonia and Macomb malls opened in 1964, so it’s unlikely that these were low volume stores and the mall owners would not have wanted stores with a discount image which makes these locations odd. Packer was basically KMart Foods without the KMart next door. Perhaps they opened some new stores asPack...
by rich
21 Sep 2019 03:11
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Wyandotte, Lincoln Park and other Downriver burbs chain history
Replies: 18
Views: 5665

Re: Wyandotte, Lincoln Park and other Downriver burbs chain history

Wolf may have had some relationship to Abner A Wolf which was a namesake wholesaler and became part of Allied Supermarkets and I think may have outlived them.