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by the506
15 Jan 2022 20:44
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Mystery store: ~195 Trunk Rd, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Replies: 2
Views: 4327

Re: Mystery store: ~195 Trunk Rd, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

FYI....Google now has Streetview for the Soo from 2007 and it confirms your suspicions. It was Pino's then and the current building wasn't constructed yet.
by the506
19 Feb 2021 01:22
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: A&P stores in Maine in 1990s
Replies: 6
Views: 5699

Re: A&P stores in Maine in 1990s

This IGA in Lubec ME (the most easterly town in the US) is also an obvious former A&P:

https://www.google.ca/maps/@44.8578382, ... 328!8i1664
by the506
18 May 2020 10:25
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: NEW: Moncton NB, 1930-1997
Replies: 2
Views: 9189

Re: NEW: Moncton NB, 1930-1997

According to this post on a local FB group, all 4 Mountain Way stores shut down in 1982, and the store on Acadie Ave in Dieppe later became a No Frills. No dates on it though.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/vintage ... 112468335/
by the506
30 Apr 2020 23:14
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Older KFC Locations
Replies: 28
Views: 29587

Re: Older KFC Locations

KFC in Canada had no corporate connection to the US for about 20 years. Colonel Sanders sold off the company in the rest of the world in the 60s but kept the Canadian operations, and even moved to Toronto for a while. The architecture and menu evolved completely separately, and to this day the Canad...
by the506
30 Apr 2020 20:15
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: New location list: Guelph ON, 1938-1980
Replies: 7
Views: 7604

Re: New location list: Guelph ON, 1938-1980

Andrew T. wrote: 21 Feb 2020 20:05 The site of a Steinberg store in the 1960s, later Thrift (whatever that is), later still a Dominion, and even later a Zehrs!
Thrift was a discount Dominion banner. It was common for Dominion to rebrand older and smaller stores to either Thrift or Mr. Grocer in the 70s and 80s.
by the506
20 Sep 2019 20:19
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: NEW: Fredericton NB, 1940-2000
Replies: 3
Views: 7442

Re: NEW: Fredericton NB, 1940-2000

Thanks! Learning a lot about the rest of the country and the US too!
by the506
20 Sep 2019 14:44
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: NEW: Charlottetown PE, 1937-2000
Replies: 4
Views: 6051

Re: NEW: Charlottetown PE, 1937-2000

Thanks for taking the time and effort to cover a small corner of the world where I've never (yet) been. And on second observation: I had no idea that Kmart Foods ever operated in Canada, let alone lasting until the 1990s! I wonder who their grocery partner was in Charlottetown? Kmart ceased to exis...
by the506
20 Sep 2019 14:36
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: NEW: Saint John NB, 1930-2000
Replies: 3
Views: 5941

Re: NEW: Saint John NB, 1930-2000

A few more updates: 107/126 Catherwood: Pretty sure this is the same store. 235 Gilbert: this was on the northwest corner of Crown St and City Rd. There's a good CBC article about the whole history of Haymarket Square: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/haymarket-square-saint-john-1.496312...
by the506
20 Sep 2019 13:55
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: NEW: Fredericton NB, 1940-2000
Replies: 3
Views: 7442

Re: NEW: Fredericton NB, 1940-2000

My hometown....I got quite a few updates, corrections, etc if you don't mind: 435 Brookside Dr: this is the Brookside Mall shopping centre. Originally a Dominion opened in 1980, it was sold to Sobeys ~1988. Moved to the other end of the mall (an ex-Kmart space) in 1999. 169 Dundonald St: Not listed ...
by the506
20 Sep 2019 13:31
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: NEW: Halifax NS, 1925-2000
Replies: 6
Views: 5387

Re: NEW: Halifax NS, 1925-2000

Hi everyone....Maritimer here who just came across this board. Nice to see a few other people who notice/care about this sort of thing! Some context and history about Loblaws in the Maritimes: After Loblaws bought Atlantic Wholesalers/Save-Easy in the 70s, they launched the No Frills brand in a hand...