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by Groceteria
11 Dec 2020 19:13
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Walgreen Agency?
Replies: 8
Views: 726

Re: Walgreen Agency?

I have seen a few older pictures of west coast cities with Walgreens signs in them, these must have been the agency stores. Walgreens wasn't common here until about the mid-late 1990s. Not to say that there weren't "agency" stores on the west coast (there probably were)but Walgreens actua...
by Groceteria
07 Dec 2020 21:58
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Safeway/Sav-On 3rd & Fairfax
Replies: 12
Views: 1129

Re: Safeway/Sav-On 3rd & Fairfax

I’ve never even lived in LA and I’ve still been to that Kmart and hated it...
by Groceteria
07 Dec 2020 16:19
Forum: Announcements, FAQs, Etc.
Topic: Shameless self-promotion
Replies: 4
Views: 679

Shameless self-promotion

Yer humble host as a guest on the local NPR station:

https://www.wunc.org/post/lion-ingles-h ... za-blowout
by Groceteria
18 Nov 2020 21:39
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: NEW: Flint MI, 1925-1989
Replies: 1
Views: 328

NEW: Flint MI, 1925-1989

For your Wednesday night enjoyment: https://www.groceteria.com/place/us-michigan/flint/ Despite the fact that much of Flint's built environment has been destroyed, there are still a lot of surviving grocery relics here. I was surprised that I could find no evidence of National being in the area, eve...
by Groceteria
14 Nov 2020 18:49
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Walgreen Agency?
Replies: 8
Views: 726

Re: Walgreen Agency?

I think it was kind of a franchising/licensing thing like Rexall. There was a (long-closed) store bearing a Walgreen Agency sign in downtown Gastonia NC until a few years back. I may be able find a picture, given some time.
by Groceteria
12 Nov 2020 22:34
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: NEW: Racine WI, 1925-2020
Replies: 1
Views: 246

NEW: Racine WI, 1925-2020

Joining Kenosha to cover the southeastern chunk of the state:

https://www.groceteria.com/place/us-wisconsin/racine/
by Groceteria
03 Nov 2020 23:54
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: NEW: Bridgeport CT, 1925-1985
Replies: 4
Views: 249

NEW: Bridgeport CT, 1925-1985

Includes Fairfield, Stratford, Southport, and Trumbull:

https://www.groceteria.com/place/us-con ... ridgeport/
by Groceteria
27 Oct 2020 20:03
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: NEW: Saginaw MI, 1925-2020
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: NEW: Saginaw MI, 1925-2020

So it is. Has been corrected now.
by Groceteria
25 Oct 2020 19:56
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: The closest vintage market near you that is in original condition
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Re: The closest vintage market near you that is in original condition

Closest for me would have to be this one, which I just featured on Twitter about a month ago. It was part of a local co-op called Bi-Rite and this is the last one remaining with that branding. Dates from about 1965.

https://twitter.com/groceteriaweb/statu ... 49192?s=21
by Groceteria
24 Oct 2020 16:09
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: NEW: Saginaw MI, 1925-2020
Replies: 2
Views: 239

NEW: Saginaw MI, 1925-2020

For your Saturday afternoon: https://www.groceteria.com/place/us-michigan/saginaw/ A lot of Saginaw (in general, not just supermarkets) is no longer standing, but there are some survivors to be found. This also clued me in as to some of the odd-looking Kroger stores there and in Flint that apparentl...