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by mburb1981
03 Jun 2020 17:16
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Disappearing Sizzlers in your area
Replies: 33
Views: 17328

Re: Disappearing Sizzlers in your area

The Taylor, Michigan location at Eureka and Racho near Southland Mall was my local Sizzler location. It opened in 1991, but became Mountain Jack's following the mid-90's closures. Mountain Jack's would itself last several years before sitting vacant for quite a while, until it was torn down in 2012 ...
by mburb1981
13 Apr 2020 18:12
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Wyandotte, Lincoln Park and other Downriver burbs chain history
Replies: 18
Views: 5730

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

Just found a Trenton Trib article which gives a brief history on grocery stores in Trenton. Through this, I discovered that A&P had briefly occupied the Chatham space at Trafford Square (3000 Van Horn) in 1990, obviously closing by 1994 and replaced by Seaway Food Town. The Wyandotte table has again...
by mburb1981
21 Mar 2020 22:02
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Wyandotte, Lincoln Park and other Downriver burbs chain history
Replies: 18
Views: 5730

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

After a little bit of research, I was able to decipher some more information relating to 3901 Fort Street in Wyandotte. It was apparently rebranded, as with the entire Danny's chain, as Select IGA by 1999 (August 1, 1999 Westland Observer includes an ad for Select IGA). Select IGA lasted only two ye...
by mburb1981
05 Feb 2020 15:36
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Wyandotte, Lincoln Park and other Downriver burbs chain history
Replies: 18
Views: 5730

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

I decided to make a few adjustments to both lists following a research of a 1975 Wyandotte directory at Bacon Memorial District Library today. This directory (or what I was able to go through with my limited time) listed three A&Ps (Riverview, 131 Elm and 3859 West Jefferson in Ecorse), the Wyandott...
by mburb1981
30 Jan 2020 23:33
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: List of Detroit area Kroger stores in 1984
Replies: 4
Views: 2609

Re: List of Detroit area Kroger stores in 1984

68. 22175 Eureka Road, Taylor I'm unclear where to place this in the surrounding sea of retail (none of whose surviving elements share the same address). This is because the strip mall that this store anchored was torn down in the late 1980's to make room for an Art Van store and the Burlington Squ...
by mburb1981
24 Dec 2019 15:35
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Metro Food Center on Warren in Detroit has burned down (former A&P)
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Metro Food Center on Warren in Detroit has burned down (former A&P)

The Metro Food Center Our Family store at 6461 Warren Avenue at the intersection with Gilbert Street has burned down. https://www.wxyz.com/news/region/detroit/two-alarm-fire-reported-at-grocery-store-in-detroit?fbclid=IwAR28nWATV4Wnz9dm_EvZRk9ktXfAo56TzNpAjJVZqG8EM8TadSQrW5xX3PE This had been an A&P...
by mburb1981
29 Nov 2019 15:39
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Detroit Sneak Preview
Replies: 8
Views: 548

Re: Detroit Sneak Preview

Was going to post this on my thread , but this will do. For when you add my Downriver communities lists, I have stumbled upon a Kroger that I didn't even know exist: https://www.flickr.com/photos/92760331@N04/48909673236/in/datetaken/ Southgate's very first Kroger store opened at 14803-14807 Dix-Tol...
by mburb1981
15 Nov 2019 20:56
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Detroit Sneak Preview
Replies: 8
Views: 548

Re: Detroit Sneak Preview

Amazing job! You've included the entire city of Detroit, and with the enclave cities and the Grosse Pointes too! You sure are accurate in how big Detroit was, as it reached a peak population of almost two million in 1950. I have a few additional notes for your consideration: *Detroit underwent a cit...
by mburb1981
25 Sep 2019 12:36
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: List of Detroit Metro Packer Foods stores from 1964
Replies: 4
Views: 1184

Re: List of Detroit Metro Packer Foods stores from 1964

Packer was basically KMart Foods without the KMart next door. This was quite interesting that you mentioned that, as the Garden City store was an outlot of the property containing a Kmart store - to be specific the very first Kmart. Quite odd that they didn't just put it right next to the Kmart its...
by mburb1981
24 Sep 2019 11:12
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: List of Detroit Metro Packer Foods stores from 1964
Replies: 4
Views: 1184

Re: List of Detroit Metro Packer Foods stores from 1964

Relating to Birmingham, I decided to open up a 1967 aerial image of this suburb and noticed a large enough building on the east side of Woodward just north of 14 Mile between Sheffield and Taunton Roads. After checking address ranges on a couple of nearby north-south streets, this completely confirm...
by mburb1981
23 Sep 2019 12:44
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: List of Detroit Metro Packer Foods stores from 1964
Replies: 4
Views: 1184

List of Detroit Metro Packer Foods stores from 1964

Last night, I, quite by accident, stumbled upon a lucky Newspapers.com clipping - from the Detroit Free Press of December 11, 1964 - of Packer Foods stores that operated in the Detroit metro area. Packer Foods was an older name that was resurrected in the early 1960's as the name for lower-volume Wr...
by mburb1981
17 Sep 2019 18:54
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Wyandotte, Lincoln Park and other Downriver burbs chain history
Replies: 18
Views: 5730

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

After another check of the Wyandotte directories on the Bacon Memorial District Library's website, I have revealed another ancient chain that may have been specific to this part of the Downriver area called Wolf's Cash Market, which was ran by a person named Joseph Wolf and had locations in Wyandott...
by mburb1981
13 Sep 2019 14:39
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: 2 Supermarkets In One Shopping Center
Replies: 69
Views: 88072

Re: 2 Supermarkets In One Shopping Center

I know, two-year bump, but for a good reason. Just a few minutes ago I stumbled upon a Facebook group post displaying this article from the September 16, 1959 Dearborn (Michigan) Press, concerning the groundbreaking of the Taylortown Shopping Center: 70891708_10120270951891804_2554709056614825984_n....
by mburb1981
04 Sep 2019 20:51
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Early Kmart closures (PRE-1994)
Replies: 23
Views: 23081

Re: Early Kmart closures (PRE-1994)

*25201 Outer Dr. in Melvindale apparently closed in the 1980s; it's not in a 1991 phone book of the area, and a Storetrax listing from 2000 just says it's a "former Kmart" built in 1967. It's now a megachurch. Yes, I know I'm quoting an almost-decade old post, but for a reason. This exact Kmart act...
by mburb1981
04 Sep 2019 11:22
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Dearborn, MI chain grocery/supermarket locations, 1930-59
Replies: 6
Views: 7313

Re: Dearborn, MI chain grocery/supermarket locations, 1930-59

https://www.groceteria.com/place/us-michigan/detroit/dearborn/ http://www.andrewturnbull.net/artifacts/nat-midearborn19.jpg I also now know that this barrel-roofed National at 15219 Michigan Ave didn't even last to 1965 before being shuttered. And with a Kroger opening in the lot next door, it neve...