New location list: Albuquerque, 1929-1959

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New location list: Albuquerque, 1929-1959

Post by Groceteria » 26 Nov 2016 12:49

Shoulda made that left turn...

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Post by Andrew T. » 01 Dec 2016 13:10

8000 Central Ave SE might be the prize here. It's a well-preserved early-1950s Safeway with faint labelscar still visible on both sides of the pylon. And at least until recently, it still housed a food store.

I've been to Albuquerque once in my life, but I didn't have time to sightsee while I was there. Not sure when the next chance will be...
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Post by Groceteria » 01 Dec 2016 21:47

I have driven by that store and maybe even grabbed a photo, but it was probably 1997 or 1998 and it was probably a crummy video capture.

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Post by Groceteria » 09 Apr 2017 18:51

This list has now been updated through 2005.

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Re: New location list: Albuquerque, 1929-1959

Post by NoVa Grocery Buff » 13 Sep 2018 21:23

Does anyone know the history or context of how Piggly Wiggly ended up with a few stores that looked like Safeway Marina's?

The 913 Sunset Road Piggly Wiggly was what triggered the inquiry. I thought it may have been a Safeway originally since there was one across the street later on (a replacement store situation) but I didn't find any sources stating it was a former Safeway. I also found that there was another ABQ Piggly Wiggly that resembled a Marina.


Articles/sources on that Sunset location:
https://www.abqjournal.com/451301/south ... venue.html

An article showing the ABQ Piggly Wiggly with a design similar to a Marina:
https://newspaperarchive.com/albuquerqu ... 1957-p-37/

An article showing multiple (grainy) design pictures of ABQ Piggly Wiggly's:
https://newspaperarchive.com/albuquerqu ... 1957-p-44/

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