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by rich
21 Nov 2021 23:51
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: NEW: Duluth and Superior, 1925/30 to present
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: NEW: Duluth and Superior, 1925/30 to present

I'm afraid you have Kroger and Safeway and the street names don't line up with the map.
by rich
21 Nov 2021 23:38
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Kroger in Vermont?
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Re: Kroger in Vermont?

St. Albans is considered a remote part of Vermont, away from any populous part of New England. It's also long been the poorest parts of Vermont. Its pretty unlikely they would have expanded there. DeKalb is a county in Georgia. Until recently, it had a small part of Atlanta proper and a small number...
by rich
07 Nov 2021 22:14
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: NEW: Little Rock, 1925-2021
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: NEW: Little Rock, 1925-2021

The Nationals were part of their Memphis division which ran ‘55-‘67. They also had stores in Nashville. The Division began with an acquisition in Memphis, followed by another one in Nashville. It looks like the Little Rock stores wer new builds during the early years. I came across an old govt repor...
by rich
07 Oct 2021 15:14
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Mystery store: 3000 N Sterling Ave, Peoria IL
Replies: 5
Views: 206

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

Stone accents were common for Kroger’s in the late 50s and early 60s, but not unique to them. The parapet drop is odd unless there was a sign on the side that needed to be serviced somehow from above.

Kroger’s usually had the name in front, but nothing on the side unless there was a second entrance.
by rich
07 Sep 2021 22:38
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: A Little Help?
Replies: 13
Views: 585

Re: A Little Help?

Crumbling chains? Colonial and Grand Union crumbled under the ownership of Sir James Goldmith's empire Pathmark, Food Mart, Kohl's and Farmer Jack withered as part of A&P Dominicks & Genuardi's under Safeway I'm sure there are lots of others. As for DC.......it's is an odd market in that Saf...
by rich
03 Sep 2021 18:44
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: A Little Help?
Replies: 13
Views: 585

Re: A Little Help?

Basics was a brand for Grand Union's warehouse stores--GU was gone from DC by 1990. They were bought by Foodarama of Baltimore which must have kept the name for awhile.
by rich
30 Aug 2021 07:46
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Wrigley in Atlanta?
Replies: 7
Views: 3759

Re: Wrigley in Atlanta?

The Piedmont Rd and Stewart Ave locations were Arlan's built on the sites of drive-in theaters which had had the same ownership. The Piedmont location had a long-running nightclub, if memory serves,--don't know if it was a redone commercial building or something else. Headland and Stone Mountain loo...
by rich
16 Jun 2021 16:38
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: NEW: Allentown PA, 1925-2021
Replies: 11
Views: 672

Re: NEW: Allentown PA, 1925-2021

Acme's corporate name was "Acme Markets" for a while (60s until merger with Skagg's, et al.), after which it reverted back to American Stores.
by rich
08 Jun 2021 14:07
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: NEW: Tulsa OK, 1925-2021
Replies: 1
Views: 1291

Re: NEW: Tulsa OK, 1925-2021

Ideal eventually came under the same ownership as Humpty Dumpty---Allied Supermarkets bought Humpty in 1959 and Ideal in 1960.
by rich
01 May 2021 08:25
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: "First" JCPenney Catalog
Replies: 4
Views: 986

Re: "First" JCPenney Catalog

Penney's was the subject of a case study at Harvard business school in 1958. Ironically, the push into hardlines didn't last long and although their catalog outlasted Sears, it was really their old, core business that outlasted Sears and Wards. Penney's already was rapidly opening stores in suburban...
by rich
15 Apr 2021 10:35
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Fazio's Discount Drug
Replies: 1
Views: 450

Re: Fazio's Discount Drug

Jote's is mentioned in the obit that's linked and John Fazio ran it with his second wife from Dallas after they relocated. The store on Lake Shore Blvd that is now a Marc's was, indeed, the Jote's. I've been to it in all its incarnations (even pre-Jote's). It was a former Sears store (one of their m...
by rich
01 Apr 2021 10:02
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Colonial Stores in Florida
Replies: 4
Views: 1230

Re: Colonial Stores in Florida

Colonial had a Jacksonville Division as of 1970. The chain had been closing stores in Ohio from the mid-60s, at the outer edges of its territory there (places like Mansfield, Fremont and Lima) and had sold its Indiana stores back to their former owners in the last 50s, but otherwise seemed to be at ...
by rich
09 Mar 2021 23:38
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Kroger in Cleveland
Replies: 8
Views: 8929

Re: Kroger in Cleveland

Barney's was large, warehouse format. They opened it in two former discount stores (one was a Spartan-Atlantic, I don't know about the other). The Spartan-Atlantic was on Lakeland Blvd at East 305th Street in Wickliffe---it later became Carl's, a similar format operated by Fisher Foods. The building...
by rich
24 Feb 2021 09:16
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: What is the oldest Safeway in operation?
Replies: 19
Views: 20157

Re: What is the oldest Safeway in operation?

The Soviet Safeway on 17th Street at Corcoran in DC is probably a contender. The facade was remodeled at some point--probably the 70s judging from the arched style and the 17th Street storefront may have been expanded at some point. I also wouldn't be surprised if the Corcoran Street side was expand...
by rich
04 Feb 2021 09:36
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: SuperFresh/A&P in Washington, DC
Replies: 9
Views: 6108

Re: SuperFresh/A&P in Washington, DC

You can probably find examples of landmark applications online that would give you an idea of the general considerations. This store was the last A&P in DC but had been altered and was not necessarily the best example of its design prototype. It also isn't the only remaining centennial in the ar...