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by BatteryMill
19 May 2024 12:50
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: NEW: Macon GA 1925-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 239

Re: NEW: Macon GA 1925-2020

Thank you for the clarification. It's a bit tricky when it comes to unfamiliar cities.
by BatteryMill
18 May 2024 22:11
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: NEW: Macon GA 1925-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 239

Re: NEW: Macon GA 1925-2020

Great to see this addition to the Groceteria roster. 1000 block of third street (1950's) Now plumbing supply store Which Kroger would this be? I don't see anything close enough on the map. One of the first Krogers in town was also addressed at 513 Forsyth St. I wonder if this translated into 1512 wi...
by BatteryMill
15 May 2024 15:56
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: NEW: Augusta GA 1925-2024
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: NEW: Augusta GA 1925-2024

My notes:

* Seems like 229 Furys Ferry Rd does not point to any Kroger site.
* 2525 Washington might actually be 3535 Washington?
* 314 E Martintown was most likely the first Kroger in South Carolina.
by BatteryMill
30 Mar 2024 17:03
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears store-within-a-stores over the years
Replies: 24
Views: 13673

Re: Sears store-within-a-stores over the years

From what I could tell these were done in the early 2000s as a seasonal thing and not a year-round thing. I'm more interested in regional departments... So Macy's wasn't the first with Toys R Us... Montgomery Ward had a full sized Toys "R" Us in their Gaithersburg MD location https://www....
by BatteryMill
29 Mar 2024 14:22
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears store-within-a-stores over the years
Replies: 24
Views: 13673

Re: Sears store-within-a-stores over the years

pseudo3d wrote: 12 Mar 2024 16:54
retail_person_247 wrote: 03 Dec 2022 23:00 K B Toys used to have stores inside of Sears
From what I could tell these were done in the early 2000s as a seasonal thing and not a year-round thing.

I'm more interested in regional departments...
So Macy's wasn't the first with Toys R Us...
by BatteryMill
21 Mar 2024 22:16
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: NEW: Kansas City MO, 1925-1992
Replies: 18
Views: 15290

Re: NEW: Kansas City MO, 1925-1992

8650 W 63rd St for Kroger is tricky. Google Maps points to Overland Park and does not show any supermarket-type building at that intersection. Historic Aerials points towards the intersection of 63rd and Antioch to the west.
by BatteryMill
01 Mar 2024 00:08
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger Family Centers
Replies: 126
Views: 125122

Re: Kroger Family Centers

The Houston division seems to have been the largest pusher of Family Centers. They had stores in the Valley region, up the Gulf Coast almost to New Orleans, and several (that are all still open) in northeast Texas. Easily 70% were controlled out of Houston alone. Technically northeastern Texas belo...
by BatteryMill
23 Jan 2024 00:51
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: What happened to drugstore lunch counters?
Replies: 12
Views: 10103

Re: What happened to drugstore lunch counters?

Agreed. Do wish Groceteria had a "thanks" button much like Retail Watchers does.
by BatteryMill
22 Jan 2024 16:36
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: archives for "Giant" grocery store
Replies: 3
Views: 3615

Re: archives for "Giant" grocery store

None that I know of from the company, but you could try contacting them. There are still many third-party resources dedicated to the memory of Giant, such as Facebook groups and the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington. I also have a spreadsheet ( https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1K...
by BatteryMill
16 Jan 2024 00:45
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: What happened to drugstore lunch counters?
Replies: 12
Views: 10103

Re: What happened to drugstore lunch counters?

Interesting to see a counter stick around in a large drug store chain! Then again Rite Aid has also gone experimental at times with things such as the Thrifty ice cream stands. Still strange to see they stuck around with the initial suburban drugstore wave though.
by BatteryMill
15 Jan 2024 17:12
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: What happened to drugstore lunch counters?
Replies: 12
Views: 10103

What happened to drugstore lunch counters?

Whatever happened to this once-ubiquitous facet of the drugstore industry? I have tried looking online for when they were phased out and why, but instead I largely see documentation of their heyday or historical significance. Does anyone also think these can make a comeback in the present age of sta...
by BatteryMill
12 Dec 2023 13:23
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Colorado Soupers and City Supers
Replies: 7
Views: 7572

Re: Colorado Soupers and City Supers

Copy cat names were not uncommon: Numerous "Big Bears" used the name of a pioneering NJ store (Ohio, Michigan, California come to mind). The same names often competed near each other Food Fair had to call itself Foodlane in DC because there already was a local Food Fair chain. In NE Ohio,...
by BatteryMill
10 Dec 2023 22:56
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Colorado Soupers and City Supers
Replies: 7
Views: 7572

Re: Colorado Soupers and City Supers

Yet another Colorado-based "Supers" chain discovered - Valley Soopers, with at least one location in Rocky Ford as of 1954.
by BatteryMill
04 Dec 2023 18:55
Forum: History: Outside the USA and Canada
Topic: Safeway UK Video on YouTube
Replies: 7
Views: 19808

Re: Safeway UK Video on YouTube

0:34 has nearly the same wordmark as current Safeway US
by BatteryMill
01 Dec 2023 01:09
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Ukrops expansion to Roanoke, VA and Fredericksburg, VA
Replies: 10
Views: 4006

Re: Ukrops expansion to Roanoke, VA and Fredericksburg, VA

Curiously if you'd look at my thread on RetailWatchers, I guess Ukrop's would be a good fit for Winchester now that Martin's is the only traditional grocer in the area. Ukrops in its heyday would have been a good upscale competitor for the Winchester area. They would offer something more than the c...