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by pseudo3d
06 Apr 2022 19:32
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Farmer Jack in Utah
Replies: 10
Views: 805

Re: Farmer Jack in Utah

Well, I was mostly asking about Salt Lake City. I'm pretty sure that Nampa and/or Caldwell were later sold to Paul's, an independent supermarket that Albertsons bought out in the mid-2010s. I'll have to check and see where they were and which ones closed. When SuperValu sold the Salt Lake City-area...
by pseudo3d
05 Apr 2022 17:08
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Farmer Jack in Utah
Replies: 10
Views: 805

Re: Farmer Jack in Utah

Safeway had already left Boise proper by this point. I know of two locations that continued as supermarkets: Overland and Vista continued as Albertsons for many years, until a new store was built adjacent to the site. Also, on Cole Road, Waremart operated a store for a number of years, although I a...
by pseudo3d
04 Apr 2022 11:17
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Farmer Jack in Utah
Replies: 10
Views: 805

Farmer Jack in Utah

There's very little about what I can find about Borman's short-lived entry into Utah. From what I can tell, they bought the Salt Lake City division of Safeway in 1987 - https://apnews.com/article/21c75005125b9f52306b8f1dba0afbbd - and ended up selling them off in early 1988, shortly before the entir...
by pseudo3d
24 Sep 2021 15:45
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Montgomery Ward 1999 closures
Replies: 5
Views: 530

Re: Montgomery Ward 1999 closures

I am a librarian. We have powers. Wards Dothan AL 1969 Northside Mall, 59,765 3489 Ross Clark Circle NW Mobile AL 1974 Springdale Mall, 153,877 3250 Airport Blvd. Blytheville AR 1967 Day S/C, U.S. 51,463 61 N. & Moultrie Drive Fayetteville AR 1963 Evelyn Hills S/C, 96,137 71 & 62 Highway No...
by pseudo3d
22 Sep 2021 16:26
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Montgomery Ward 1999 closures
Replies: 5
Views: 530

Montgomery Ward 1999 closures

In January 1999, Montgomery Ward closed 39 stores and several more Auto Express locations, but I can't find a list anywhere and my Google-fu is failing me. It's especially frustrating as I know I've seen a list before in the last few years and my hometown Montgomery Ward (Bryan) was on the 1999 clos...
by pseudo3d
27 Apr 2021 07:26
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Springfield, MO chain supermarket history, 1925-59
Replies: 7
Views: 6799

Re: Springfield, MO chain supermarket history, 1925-59

Doesn't actually seem to be up, the Google Spreadsheet embedded and linked still ends in 1959.
by pseudo3d
12 Apr 2021 11:37
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Fazio's Discount Drug
Replies: 1
Views: 567

Fazio's Discount Drug

For several years now, I was aware that there was a sort of discount department store that closed around 2001 called Fazio's in Dallas, not to be confused with Fazio's of Cleveland, the same Fazio's/Fisher Foods that owned Dominick's for a while, bought and rebranded the A&P stores in SoCal for ...
by pseudo3d
24 Mar 2021 08:01
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Food 4 Less & Fleming Cos./Food 4 Less history
Replies: 4
Views: 1536

Food 4 Less & Fleming Cos./Food 4 Less history

There's a former mall (de-malled in the early 2000s) in my town, Manor East Mall (the DeadMalls.com entry was written a long time ago by me and frankly I'm embarrassed that it's so amateurish). In the late 1980s it featured a Food 4 Less store, and according to tax records, was owned by Falley's Inc...
by pseudo3d
11 Mar 2021 19:33
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: List of Detroit area Kroger stores in 1984
Replies: 10
Views: 4143

Re: List of Detroit area Kroger stores in 1984

I remember that Packard Road Kroger, by summer 2010 it had removed its signage, was fenced off, and looked like it hadn't served as anything in years. By 1990, Kroger had 12% of the market in Detroit (compared to 33% independents and 30% of the combined A&P/Farmer Jack stores) which is very low ...
by pseudo3d
11 Mar 2021 04:04
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: List of Detroit area Kroger stores in 1984
Replies: 10
Views: 4143

Re: List of Detroit area Kroger stores in 1984

Kroger does have a Detroit division located in Novi today, with 70 stores removed from the division (in the early 1980s), what other stores did the Kroger division support? Did they just run a division with extremely low numbers like Albertsons' Florida operation before they reopened the stores?
by pseudo3d
07 Mar 2021 05:16
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Kroger in Cleveland
Replies: 8
Views: 9213

Re: Kroger in Cleveland

A post on RetailWatchers mentions that Kroger "tried out multiple concepts in Cleveland for a decade before they left the market" but it doesn't mention what they were. What happened in Cleveland toward the end?
by pseudo3d
12 Feb 2021 11:54
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: NEW: Austin TX, 1924-1986
Replies: 1
Views: 386

Re: NEW: Austin TX, 1924-1986

I believe that I mentioned this in another thread, but the biggest changes that happened between 1986 and the present are these: - Tom Thumb sells about half of their stores to Albertsons (the better half, including a store under construction) - Skaggs Alpha Beta becomes Jewel-Osco in 1991, which be...
by pseudo3d
12 Feb 2021 11:40
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Was "Skaggs Alpha Beta" used in California?
Replies: 7
Views: 2231

Was "Skaggs Alpha Beta" used in California?

Let me get this straight regarding the history of Alpha Beta, just so I'm covering all the bases: From what I gather from Wikipedia and other sources, Alpha Beta from the early 1960s to the late 1970s was owned by pre-Skaggs American Stores and was basically the West Coast counterpart to ACME and sh...
by pseudo3d
08 Feb 2021 09:08
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Comprehensive list of Kmart locations
Replies: 26
Views: 3661

Re: Comprehensive list of Kmart locations

I'll have to look it up again, but I'm pretty sure that for American Fare, the store was closed and renovated into a traditional Kmart, while the grocery side became Cub Foods (which operated in Georgia under a franchise). I'm not sure when they closed. An article I found mentioned the GA Cub Foods ...
by pseudo3d
05 Feb 2021 08:42
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Kmart and Safeway 1998
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: Kmart and Safeway 1998

It seems like the only synergy would have been on the distribution side because KMart didn't have a strong distribution network on the grocery side of the business and Safeway obviously did. This would have allowed KMart to try and catch up with WalMart at a faster pace. It still would've been a ha...