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by jleyerle
24 Apr 2021 09:20
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: "First" JCPenney Catalog
Replies: 1
Views: 645

"First" JCPenney Catalog

Found an interesting site with what I'd guess is the first JCPenney catalogue from 1963 (after they took over General Merchandise of Milwaukee). They were barely integrated, with no apparent crossover between stores and catalogue (the locations listed were old General Merchandise catalogue stores, n...
by jleyerle
12 Mar 2021 14:25
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: List of Detroit area Kroger stores in 1984
Replies: 10
Views: 3460

Re: List of Detroit area Kroger stores in 1984

I saw in one of Kroger's media guides in the last few years where they cited their competitive position in each MSA in which they operate, and recall seeing that only in Detroit and LA (of places of any significance and where they had a significant presence) were they not 1 or 2, specifically citing...
by jleyerle
18 Jan 2021 21:03
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: "Kroger Premier"?
Replies: 3
Views: 5267

Re: "Kroger Premier"?

This was a quick and dirty emulation of A&P/Farmer Jack Food Emporium, which they brought to Detroit in some of their upscale stores. The Bormans (former owners of Farmer Jack) were pretty well ensconced in the wealthy Detroit circles, so had some good locations ready to upgrade to Food Emporium...
by jleyerle
23 Dec 2020 09:25
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: List of Missouri and Illinois Kroger stores from 1979
Replies: 7
Views: 7371

Re: List of Missouri and Illinois Kroger stores from 1979

An update--Crestwood Plaza, which was a superregional mall which closed finally about 10 years ago after limping along, was scraped about 5 years ago (looks like a big prairie) and has had several fits and starts about redevelopment, has finally had something announced--Dierbergs and one of the loca...
by jleyerle
22 Dec 2020 21:09
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Mayfair Market Palm Springs
Replies: 5
Views: 3702

Re: Mayfair Market Palm Springs

They are starting work on the condos--it's changed developers (again) to Toll Brothers.
by jleyerle
21 Dec 2020 23:18
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Detroit Sneak Preview
Replies: 10
Views: 801

Re: Detroit Sneak Preview

In the inner ring Oakland suburbs, there were a number of National supermarkets which went in roughly in 1960 which were pretty cookie cutter--barrel roofs, diamond signs, edge of town (at the time)...there's one in Algonac (granted that's not an inner-ring suburb), but also Royal Oak (Crooks/Webste...
by jleyerle
21 Dec 2020 23:04
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: List of Detroit area Kroger stores in 1984
Replies: 10
Views: 3460

Re: List of Detroit area Kroger stores in 1984

22555 Greenfield in Southfield was superseded by a store at 227xx Greenfield, which was further just closed a couple months ago and replaced by 26200 Greenfield, a demolish and rebuild of a KMart. I've not driven by to see if it's a Marketplace or not. This is a heavily Jewish area, so may well have...
by jleyerle
21 Dec 2020 22:54
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: List of Detroit area Kroger stores in 1984
Replies: 10
Views: 3460

Re: List of Detroit area Kroger stores in 1984

Regarding 16919 Kercheval in Grosse Pointe--yes, this is a downtown store, parking in back, demolished and rebuilt as a Fresh Fare within the last 5 years. Kroger has retained a real lock on the Grosse Pointes, and they've gradually consolidated their stores in the Pointes, Harper Woods and southern...
by jleyerle
21 Dec 2020 22:36
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Kroger in Weirton West Virginia
Replies: 8
Views: 9364

Re: Kroger in Weirton West Virginia

And this store closed in August, 2020. We drove through Weirton returning from a Labor Day weekend in Pittsburgh, and the store had literally closed the week before.
by jleyerle
21 Dec 2020 22:36
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Kroger in Weirton West Virginia
Replies: 8
Views: 9364

Re: Kroger in Weirton West Virginia

And this store closed in August, 2020. We drove through Weirton returning from a Labor Day weekend in Pittsburgh, and the store had literally closed the week before.
by jleyerle
29 Nov 2020 01:25
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Department store Records department photos/info?
Replies: 7
Views: 2567

Re: Department store Records department photos/info?

Company called Randleman out of Detroit handled many of the music departments for variety stores.
by jleyerle
29 Nov 2020 01:24
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Hinky Dinky and Supermarkets Interstate
Replies: 1
Views: 424

Hinky Dinky and Supermarkets Interstate

I hopped down a rabbit hole and found something interesting--apparently Hinky Dinky (chain from Omaha) has their employee newsletters digitized. I'm intrigued by one aspect of their business--they figured out in the 1960s how to expand by leasing the food store operations for discount stores which w...
by jleyerle
29 Nov 2020 01:07
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: NEW: St Louis, 1933-1975
Replies: 5
Views: 2847

Re: NEW: St Louis, 1933-1975

Grew up in St. Louis during the 60s/70s. This is good info. From the above, I am not sure whether there were any K-Mart Foods in St. Louis, though Allied sold off Bettendorf Rapp in about 1970, plus was a relatively upscale store (they had unusual typography in their newspaper ads, for example)which...
by jleyerle
29 Nov 2020 00:42
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Lansing, MI chain history 1925-60...with some caveats
Replies: 6
Views: 5906

Re: Lansing, MI chain history 1925-60...with some caveats

There was an A&P in Charlotte until at least 1985--inline in a strip center right where I-69 ended and diverted onto Lansing Road--I'd stop there for milk when returning to MSU after a weekend trip.