NEW: Danville VA 1930-2020

Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

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NEW: Danville VA 1930-2020

Post by Groceteria » 04 Jan 2021 23:53

More interesting than I expected it to be.

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Re: NEW: Danville VA 1930-2020

Post by Andrew T. » 05 Jan 2021 11:56

Ah, Danville! I skimmed over the table and my first thought was, "Looks like a North Carolina-like mix of chains." Then I check the map, and the city literally borders North Carolina!

There's an intact Kroger greenhouse at 1350 W Main Street. Not too much in the way of good A&P artifacts, but there is a 1930s early-supermarket at 321 Lynn Street that looks built for the purpose. The best surviving relic might be the late-1950s Colonial at 120 Arnett Boulevard, which seamlessly blends into the early shopping centre it's a part of.
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