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by pseudo3d
25 Apr 2018 22:53
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Weird former Kroger store in Houston
Replies: 2
Views: 9188

Re: Weird former Kroger store in Houston

From the shape, the front entrance placement, etc., it really looks almost like a 1970s superstore that got an exterior remodeling/recladding, maybe in the 1980s. Is that a possibility? The store was built in 1978 and sold in 1998, which sounds right as that was the time when their acquired Safeway...
by pseudo3d
25 Apr 2018 22:47
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: KMart Cafeteria and Other Restaurants
Replies: 72
Views: 88289

Re: KMart Cafeteria and Other Restaurants

I was an area supervisor and can remember the deli calling me to help them make ham sandwiches. I would alway make a healthy batch and buy them at closing for almost nothing [hah blue light specials]. I remember around 8 or 830 pizza and taco snacks were a quarter. A couple of those and and icee, w...
by pseudo3d
25 Apr 2018 02:08
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Weird former Kroger store in Houston
Replies: 2
Views: 9188

Weird former Kroger store in Houston

641 W Crosstimbers Rd, Houston, TX 77018 https://www.google.com/maps/uv?hl=en&pb=!1s0x8640c79a3dee9a11%3A0x4b5557e680733e2f!2m22!2m2!1i80!2i80!3m1!2i20!16m16!1b1!2m2!1m1!1e1!2m2!1m1!1e3!2m2!1m1!1e5!2m2!1m1!1e4!2m2!1m1!1e6!3m1!7e115!4shttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.yellowpages.com%2Fhouston-tx%2Fmip%2Ffamily-...
by pseudo3d
27 Jan 2018 00:59
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: When did the Vons meat plant close?
Replies: 4
Views: 6523

Re: When did the Vons meat plant close?

I don't know the exact date unfortunately but it seemed like it was a year or two after the Jack in the Box incident. Important information to keep in mind about that incident. Vons only ground the meat that Jack in the Box supplied. It was never mixed with Vons own meat but they suffered a drop in...
by pseudo3d
25 Jan 2018 22:51
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: When did the Vons meat plant close?
Replies: 4
Views: 6523

When did the Vons meat plant close?

At one time in the early 1990s (and likely before), The Vons Cos. had a meat plant that did work for its own supermarkets (presumably) and some restaurant use (famously and infamously Jack in the Box). It was that meat plant that caused the initial trouble, and certainly hasn't existed for a long ti...
by pseudo3d
18 Jan 2018 16:53
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Tops Friendly Markets International Super Center
Replies: 5
Views: 8555

Re: Tops Friendly Markets International Super Center

The Wikipedia article is where I found out about it, otherwise it provides no more useful information other than more than one was opened.
by pseudo3d
08 Jan 2018 15:34
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Tops Friendly Markets International Super Center
Replies: 5
Views: 8555

Tops Friendly Markets International Super Center

I was reading about the history of Tops Friendly Markets, and in 1991, the same year it was acquired by Royal Ahold, they opened a 115,000 square foot "Tops Friendly Markets International Super Center" in Amherst, NY, which sounds like the super-sized early 1990s supermarkets everyone seem...
by pseudo3d
18 Dec 2017 16:24
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Was "Kids' Kounty" a predecessor to Child World/Children's Palace?
Replies: 1
Views: 7152

Was "Kids' Kounty" a predecessor to Child World/Children's Palace?

Recently, I came across a rather curious defunct store in the Houston, TX area...a 1970s shopping center had a large toy store (smaller than a big box toy store but much larger than others at the time) called "Kids' Kounty". The original article says it was a product of the "Lachman R...
by pseudo3d
27 Oct 2017 15:50
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Stores in Springfield, Missouri?
Replies: 23
Views: 16168

Re: Stores in Springfield, Missouri?

No. 2, 3101 S. Glenstone I was surprised to find it became a Kmart (recently closed). Was Smitty's-MO that big enough to have one of its stores become a Kmart? After all, the Kmart looked a bit strange to be built by their own hand. Sadly, no. It turns out that it was a Venture and Smitty's operated...
by pseudo3d
25 Oct 2017 12:30
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Hillman's Pure Foods
Replies: 0
Views: 7745

Hillman's Pure Foods

What happened to Hillman's Pure Foods? It was a Chicagoland grocery store into the mid-1950s, with locations in a few places, including the basement of the Six Corners Sears and in Cermak Plaza. I had heard the Sears location lasted into the 1970s, and I do wonder if it was owned by Sears during tha...
by pseudo3d
09 Sep 2017 19:06
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Kroger in Lafayette LA
Replies: 11
Views: 11546

Re: Kroger in Lafayette LA

I collected these from an 1983 ad. It's possible one more was built before pull-out in I believe 1985 but it's unlikely.

http://www.groceteria.com/board/viewtop ... 628#p20628
by pseudo3d
05 Sep 2017 23:33
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Wickes Lumber - Las Vegas
Replies: 1
Views: 5510

Re: Wickes Lumber - Las Vegas

No, but they did have a number of U.S. stores until around the early 1990s.
by pseudo3d
05 Sep 2017 09:19
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Albertsons, 1610 W Lincoln Ave, Yakima, WA
Replies: 6
Views: 10581

Re: Albertsons, 1610 W Lincoln Ave, Yakima, WA

After some more research, I discovered that Buttrey sold the Yakima store in 1993 before the exit from Washington, so Albertsons has presumably had this store since then.
by pseudo3d
02 Sep 2017 22:55
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Shopping Bag Food Stores In Southern California
Replies: 57
Views: 44709

Re: Shopping Bag Food Stores In Southern California

That list is definitely out of date; I don't think any Albertsons exist from the Shopping Bag days anymore. The Sierra Madre store closed a few years ago, there's only one picture of the inside from Yelp, and it looks like an ancient store that wasn't touched since before the blue-and-gray era.
by pseudo3d
06 Jul 2017 14:49
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Albertsons, 1610 W Lincoln Ave, Yakima, WA
Replies: 6
Views: 10581

Re: Albertsons, 1610 W Lincoln Ave, Yakima, WA

This store converted to a Safeway, the second time the store changed names (I assume the Buttrey conversion, like many of the late 1990s Albertsons conversions, was done without a closure/reset). There's no aerials between 1965 and 1996, and the 1985 topo doesn't have it. Further oddities come in a ...