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by Groceteria
25 Feb 2024 15:08
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: NEW: Vancouver WA, 1928-2000
Replies: 2
Views: 45

Re: NEW: Vancouver WA, 1928-2000

Noted and updated. Thanks!
by Groceteria
22 Feb 2024 15:53
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Major Montréal Update
Replies: 0
Views: 27

Major Montréal Update

This one was a challenge and it had all the big issues: City directories were basically useless after 1960 so I had to scour newspspers for ads with locations, which were not very common. Metro and Richelieu stores were generally not branded as such for much of the period covered, so I have to re;y ...
by Groceteria
22 Feb 2024 15:42
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: NEW: Vancouver WA, 1928-2000
Replies: 2
Views: 45

NEW: Vancouver WA, 1928-2000

A/k/a the Portland suburb where they actually have sales tax (since it's in another state):

https://www.groceteria.com/place/us-was ... vancouver/
by Groceteria
18 Feb 2024 22:51
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Unidentified former Safeway in west Fresno
Replies: 1
Views: 55

Re: Unidentified former Safeway in west Fresno

My first guess based on the context of the article and the neighborhood was 354 C St. and that does appear to be it.
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by Groceteria
17 Feb 2024 15:01
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: NEW: Safeway in NYC
Replies: 12
Views: 383

Re: NEW: Safeway in NYC

Other than the ShopRite on NJ 124 in Springfield ( Street View ), are there any remaining identifiable Safeway stores in the NYC area? I remember coming across the Springfield ShopRite completely by accident and wondering when Safeway was in the NYC area. Researching this former Safeway was what le...
by Groceteria
09 Feb 2024 18:38
Forum: Announcements, FAQs, Etc.
Topic: Website down (2024-02-09)
Replies: 1
Views: 269

Re: Website down (2024-02-09)

All is well. Site is back online. It may be buggy for a few more minutes as I do some more upgrades but the crisis is over!
by Groceteria
09 Feb 2024 18:28
Forum: Announcements, FAQs, Etc.
Topic: Website down (2024-02-09)
Replies: 1
Views: 269

Website down (2024-02-09)

The main website is down temporarily due to a failed update. I'm working on it and hope to have it back online shortly.
by Groceteria
08 Feb 2024 22:28
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: NEW: Safeway in NYC
Replies: 12
Views: 383

Re: NEW: Safeway in NYC

Was "Safeway-First National" actually used on stores, or was it used to advertise both store brands? I honestly cannot say. Newspaper ads and articles refer to them as "Safeway First National stores" (or sometimes "First National and Safeway First National stores") thr...
by Groceteria
04 Feb 2024 19:20
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: NEW: Safeway in NYC
Replies: 12
Views: 383

Re: NEW: Safeway in NYC

1933 ad for Reeves "combination markets" (55 of their 700 locations at the time).

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by Groceteria
04 Feb 2024 19:07
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: NEW: Safeway in NYC
Replies: 12
Views: 383

Re: NEW: Safeway in NYC

I am pretty sure that 4028 E. Tremont Ave. store in the Bronx was an A+P. From the look if it today I'd say you may well be right. Looks like A&P may have taken over the space after Safeway was done with it in the 1940s. May even be a new building. And thanks! There will most likely never be a ...
by Groceteria
04 Feb 2024 13:15
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: NEW: Safeway in NYC
Replies: 12
Views: 383

NEW: Safeway in NYC

I'm pretty excited about this one. Safeway had a brief (twenty years, 1941-1961) run in New York, and I think this should pretty much capture every location, with only a few stragglers. I have also included the pre-acquision Daniel Reeves locations and post-acquisition First National stores. https:/...
by Groceteria
02 Feb 2024 10:38
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: What happened to drugstore lunch counters?
Replies: 12
Views: 871

Re: What happened to drugstore lunch counters?

They went beyond established markets for them like Chicago and Cincinnati during the 40s and 50s and were in a variety of places they exited mostly during the 60s: Atlanta and other cities like Columbus in Georgia; Cleveland; and New York City. Ditto Greensboro NC. They took over an old Woolworth s...
by Groceteria
20 Jan 2024 00:16
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: New location list: Portland ME, 1925-1964
Replies: 2
Views: 6949

Re: New location list: Portland ME, 1925-1964

Another update, this one filling in the missing years from 1967 to 1990 as best I could with newspaper ads. This only really works well when the city is small and so is the timeframe, but this one looks pretty good. I'm sure there are a few omissions, though. https://www.groceteria.com/place/us-main...
by Groceteria
19 Jan 2024 19:02
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Acme locations in Upstate NY (1979-07-03)
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Re: Acme locations in Upstate NY (1979-07-03)

No geographic conspiracy involved. I just wasn't paying close enough attention. The Watertown post has been moved.