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by krogerclerk
19 Apr 2011 21:31
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: A&P Centennials in Atlanta
Replies: 5
Views: 7107

Re: A&P Centennials in Atlanta

Cherokee Plaza in Brookhaven, Peachtree Road, is a center that the centennial was bulldozed for a new build that was sold to Kroger in 1999. The Publix at West Paces Ferry and Northside Drive resulted in the bulldozing of a centennial. Several centennials were facaded with A&P's mansard front in...
by krogerclerk
06 Apr 2011 23:40
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Dairy Queen Through the Years
Replies: 15
Views: 17948

Re: Dairy Queen Through the Years

Mall food courts have had Dairy Queen/KarmelKorn/Orange Julius combos for years, and the DQ emphasis seems to be Cool Treats and hot dogs as the main Hot Eats offerings. A nearby Dairy Queen in a Wilco Travel Center is mainly Cool Treats with limited Hot Eats as Wendy's is the main fast food offerin...
by krogerclerk
22 Mar 2011 23:22
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Zayre in Florida
Replies: 2
Views: 3960

Re: Zayre in Florida

Zayre would have entered Florida in the 1960's when Consumers Mart of America(CMA) bankrupted, c. 1965. Florida became a major market for Zayre right up until 1988 acquisition by Ames. While Zayre's in the rest of the southeast closed, the Florida stores stayed open, finishing the year as Zayre and ...
by krogerclerk
07 Mar 2011 17:58
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: A&P/Super Fresh/Pathmark closing established PA/NJ stores
Replies: 6
Views: 5115

Re: A&P/Super Fresh/Pathmark closing established PA/NJ stores

Pathmark's operating territory has tended to stay close to the Delaware Valley/Southeast Pennsylvania and NYC metro tri-state area throughout its history. Parent company Supermarkets General was formed in 1966 from the merger of two members of the Wakefern(ShopRite) co-op, Supermarket Operating Co. ...
by krogerclerk
03 Mar 2011 23:06
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: What exactly is (was?) a Pathmark "Super Center"?
Replies: 5
Views: 3555

Re: What exactly is (was?) a Pathmark "Super Center"?

Pathmark/SGC was an early builder of combination food&drug stores on the East coast in the 1970's. Pathmark Supercenters were larger for the day, 45000 s.f -65000 s.f. and contained an instore pharmacy and more extensive lines of general merchandise than found in a traditional supermarket. Since...
by krogerclerk
28 Feb 2011 12:26
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Henke & Pillot locations
Replies: 1
Views: 6506

Re: Henke & Pillot locations

Here's a link to a 1939 location, other than starting in 1883 and Kroger acquiring in the late 50's, though the H&P banner survived on some older stores into the 1970's.

http://blogs.chron.com/bayoucityhistory ... illot.html
by krogerclerk
28 Feb 2011 12:21
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Eagle Supermarkets in Houston
Replies: 2
Views: 6735

Re: Eagle Supermarkets in Houston

Eagle Supermarkets was Lucky Stores entry to the Houston market, using the same name as the Eagle Food Stores based out the Quad Cities area of IL/IA. Its fate was similar to Safeways entry to Houston, though much shorter lived. For a short period they were fairly successful, giving Kroger and Safew...
by krogerclerk
26 Feb 2011 11:14
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Older McDonald's Locations
Replies: 50
Views: 40144

Re: Older McDonald's Locations

The McDonald's in East Ridge, TN(Chattanooga) was walk-up unit that received a mansard remodel while continuing to be a walk-up and retaining the arches. It wasn't until the late 70's it was remodeled with a dining room addition and lost the arches. In the mid-80's it was relocated to the I-75/US 41...
by krogerclerk
31 Jan 2011 14:28
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: A&P in Manning, SC
Replies: 4
Views: 5129

Re: A&P in Manning, SC

I did a double take in Scottsboro, myself, as I hadn't been in downtown Scottsboro since the early 80's or so, when US 72 was rerouted bypassing the city. I suspect the Family Dollar is the older location, being smaller and closer to the road, but doesn't really appear to be much older than the Good...
by krogerclerk
20 Jan 2011 01:32
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Food Lion divisions
Replies: 9
Views: 9335

Re: Food Lion divisions

The Food Lion in Richmond Hill, GA was converted to Harvey's several years back, Food Lion had opened in the early 90's as the first supermarket in Richmond Hill. Last February, the Harvey's was replaced with a new Food Lion, closer to the I-95 exit, making Richmond Hill consistent with the Savannah...
by krogerclerk
06 Oct 2010 11:22
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: New Orleans area supermarkets
Replies: 25
Views: 22039

Re: New Orleans area supermarkets

Safeway in Shreveport was part of the Dallas division, and I believe Monroe was part of the Little Rock division. The Dallas division stores were sold piecemeal and never became AppleTree Markets. The Monroe, LA Safeways closed several years before the Little Rock and Dallas divisions did, never bec...
by krogerclerk
05 Oct 2010 21:31
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: New Orleans area supermarkets
Replies: 25
Views: 22039

Re: New Orleans area supermarkets

Winn-Dixie and Rouse's are the two leading traditional supermarket chains. Walmart Supercenters have the leading market share with Winn-Dixie and Rouse's 2nd and 3rd respectfully. Additionally many independent supermarkets are found in the New Orleans region, the largest being Breaux Mart. Albertson...
by krogerclerk
13 Sep 2010 22:37
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Safeway Store Brands
Replies: 37
Views: 26061

Re: Safeway Store Brands

Corrected my statement. I think Alpha Beta(American Stores) had a greater or very close market share to Safeway at this time, and Alpha Beta hadn't opened any new stores in several years. At roughly the same time American Stores was in the process of taking over Lucky Stores. Red for whole milk seem...
by krogerclerk
13 Sep 2010 10:25
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Safeway Store Brands
Replies: 37
Views: 26061

Re: Safeway Store Brands

Von's was part of Household Finance(now known as HSBC) in 1984, and sponsor of the 1984 LA Olympics. Von's didn't acquire the Southern California division of Safeway until 1988, Household had spun Von's into a merger with Allied a couple of years earlier. Safeway had the largest store count of any c...
by krogerclerk
05 Sep 2010 23:12
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Target Supermarkets....Not Super Target
Replies: 2
Views: 3576

Re: Target Supermarkets....Not Super Target

In the Twin Cities, Target Supermarkets were operated by Applebaum's, who also expanded the concept to St. Louis. It's very likely that Applebaum's operated the OKC Target Supermarkets. I'm not sure who supplied Applebaum's/Target but in the mid-70's, the Target Supermarket concept was abandoned and...