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by Steve Landry
02 May 2022 10:57
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Vintage Supermarkets in Movies and TV (Old Ones Only Please)
Replies: 175
Views: 129939

Re: Vintage Supermarkets in Movies and TV (Old Ones Only Please)

There is a scene in the early part of the movie "The Irishman" with Robert DeNiro that shows a Food Fair logo on a grocery delivery truck.

He apparently works for the Food Fair warehouse in Philadelphia as a delivery driver to the stores.

Very cool to see!

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by Steve Landry
16 Apr 2022 10:52
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Mayfair Markets - Geography and History
Replies: 20
Views: 26392

Re: Mayfair Markets - Geography and History

A Mayfair supermarket exterior in Malibu, Calif. (Heathercliff Rd.) appeared in the background of a shot in a season 3 episode of "CHiPs" titled "Valley Go Home!" It first aired in September of 1979. The shot can be seen in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSg2TVFI3Qw...
by Steve Landry
09 Feb 2022 18:04
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Archive of annual reports
Replies: 5
Views: 431

Re: Archive of annual reports

Since I'm a librarian who digitizes things for a living and a big supporter of the Internet Archive, I'm not sure how I missed this: https://archive.org/details/annual-reports-archive?tab=collection It's surprisingly complete through the 1980s, and on a quick glance I've found Safeway, A&P, Luc...
by Steve Landry
30 Jan 2022 16:48
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: NEW: Peoria, 1925-2021
Replies: 9
Views: 506

Re: NEW: Peoria, 1925-2021

Even though they operated in Peoria for only an eyeblink of time, Eisner/Jewel left behind a sizable architectural legacy here. An ex-Jewel at 4103 SW Adams St survives ; though if it once had porcelain enamel cladding, it's now gone. A renovated Jewel at 4425 N Prospect Rd still sells groceries as...
by Steve Landry
19 Jan 2022 12:15
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Texas Updates
Replies: 18
Views: 7904

Re: Texas Updates

Wow.....................it sure looks like a Safeway.

:-)
by Steve Landry
18 Jan 2022 14:58
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Texas Updates
Replies: 18
Views: 7904

Re: Texas Updates

The second one is a Safeway for sure.
by Steve Landry
28 Dec 2021 12:17
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: NEW: Harrisburg and Carlisle PA
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: NEW: Harrisburg and Carlisle PA

That first photo looks almost exactly like a Winn Dixie when they had "The Beef People" slogan on the front.
by Steve Landry
25 Dec 2021 17:45
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: NEW: Harrisburg and Carlisle PA
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: NEW: Harrisburg and Carlisle PA

Three new lists for your holiday viewing pleasure, documenting the cradle of Weis Markets and Giant-PA: https://www.groceteria.com/place/pennsylvania/harrisburg-and-carlisle/ I'm off to the family gathering and then vacationing. Happy Boxing Day Eve! Thanks and Happy Holidays to you!! xoxoxoxo
by Steve Landry
21 Dec 2021 19:53
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: NEW: Bloomfield and Montclair NJ, 1925-1971
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: NEW: Bloomfield and Montclair NJ, 1925-1971

Delray...........that's the one I was thinking about.

:-)
by Steve Landry
21 Dec 2021 10:09
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: NEW: Bloomfield and Montclair NJ, 1925-1971
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: NEW: Bloomfield and Montclair NJ, 1925-1971

Wow, that 701 Bloomfield Avenue store looks VERY Streamline Moderne....................coolio :-)

The 12 Arlington Avenue store with those dramtic arches, ROCK! I believe there is a photo of this store when it was new somewhere on your site.

;-)


Thanks!
by Steve Landry
18 Nov 2021 12:35
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Kroger in Vermont?
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: Kroger in Vermont?

Very interesting! In my past research for Food Fair I found many anomalies like that. Company annual reports often did not jive with media and industry reports. Internal reports would tell me of a store in Vermont or New Hampshire or West Virginia or Nevada and even Palm Springs without any external...
by Steve Landry
07 Nov 2021 10:52
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: NEW: Little Rock, 1925-2021
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: NEW: Little Rock, 1925-2021

Love all your work!!!

:-)
by Steve Landry
30 Oct 2021 10:25
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Sidney, Montana-Safeway store-Marina style-opened Oct. 1963
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: Sidney, Montana-Safeway store-Marina style-opened Oct. 1963

Fredericks had snack bars in their stores in S. Florida in the late 50s.

The chain was purchased by Food Fair Inc soon after.

I managed a store in the NW section of Miami that still had one.

:-)
by Steve Landry
30 Sep 2021 09:04
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: NEW: MInneapolis, 1920-2020
Replies: 13
Views: 834

Re: NEW: MInneapolis, 1920-2020

Oh, and there's more! The Minneapolis city directories of the 1930s had somewhat shoddy classified listings, with lots of omissions. But by doing a full text search , I was able to scrounge up 57 additional National, Piggly Wiggly, A&P, Red Owl, and C. Thomas chain grocery locations! All of the...