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by Groceteria
20 May 2024 19:56
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: NEW: Macon GA 1925-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 362

Re: NEW: Macon GA 1925-2020

Steve Landry wrote: 19 May 2024 15:24He was a GREAT guy with loads of information. I enjoyed his contributions especially about the Food Fair Empire!
Incredibly nice and very knowledgeable.
by Groceteria
19 May 2024 13:09
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: NEW: Macon GA 1925-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 362

Re: NEW: Macon GA 1925-2020

It's very sad that Edric Floyd, who was from the area, apparently passed away several years ago. He probably could have shined some light on all this.
by Groceteria
19 May 2024 12:48
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: NEW: Winchester and Harrisonburg VA
Replies: 8
Views: 4073

Re: NEW: Winchester and Harrisonburg VA

I have data that shows there was another Safeway in Winchester at 150 Getty Lane (opposite the Martins on Gateway Drive). This was a 40K sf Super Store and was open from 1980 to 1984 The building looks right. It probably opened too late for the 1980 directory and closed before the 1985. I'll add it...
by Groceteria
19 May 2024 10:03
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: NEW: Macon GA 1925-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 362

Re: NEW: Macon GA 1925-2020

Edric's reference has to have been to the 680 2nd Street location, which opened in 1951. I can't find any evidence that there was much of anything in the 1000 block of 3rd Street but a drive-in restaurant. The Forsyth Street store opened in 1948 and was indeed listed as 513 until the renumbering a y...
by Groceteria
18 May 2024 22:56
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: NEW: Macon GA 1925-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 362

Re: NEW: Macon GA 1925-2020

My guess is that he was mistakenly referring to the one at 680 2nd St., which is actually an electrical supply store now. When I have a chance, I’lil make sure what else may or may not have been in the 1000 block of 3rd, but that seems a little too close to the 2nd Street store to have been an addit...
by Groceteria
18 May 2024 19:44
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: NEW: Macon GA 1925-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 362

NEW: Macon GA 1925-2020

Saturday night. Party on!

https://www.groceteria.com/place/georgia/macon/

This one was a challenge due to a major street renumbering about 1949.
by Groceteria
14 May 2024 19:48
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: NEW: Augusta GA 1925-2024
Replies: 3
Views: 158

NEW: Augusta GA 1925-2024

Big variety here, including two failed attempts by Harris Teeter and also what seems to be a semi-rare (for this area) Pantry Pride/JM Fields combo.

https://www.groceteria.com/place/georgia/augusta/
by Groceteria
01 May 2024 20:40
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Mistakes Which Led to A&P's Demise
Replies: 8
Views: 2576

Re: Mistakes Which Led to A&P's Demise

This (661 Scotland Rd, Orange NJ) was an operational A&P store at least as late as 1973. I think that just about says it all...

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by Groceteria
24 Apr 2024 13:26
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: What if they tore down the Food Fair but left the pylon?
Replies: 8
Views: 6835

Re: What if they tore down the Food Fair but left the pylon?

Could be that they left it because current zoning would not have allowed construction of a new tower sign. Just a thought.
by Groceteria
21 Apr 2024 09:16
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: What if they tore down the Food Fair but left the pylon?
Replies: 8
Views: 6835

Re: What if they tore down the Food Fair but left the pylon?

When the building was a Food Fair, would the entrance have been oriented towards the parking lot or towards the street? 32nd Street has always been a major thoroughfare. However, I don't think it was ever a walking shopping strip. There have been pictures posted elsewhere of stores in this same typ...
by Groceteria
20 Apr 2024 23:21
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Historical Information About ShopRite Locations (Past & Present)
Replies: 23
Views: 11272

Re: Historical Information About ShopRite Locations (Past & Present)

I’ve split the centennial A&P discussion into a separate thread here:

viewtopic.php?t=4847
by Groceteria
20 Apr 2024 17:58
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: What if they tore down the Food Fair but left the pylon?
Replies: 8
Views: 6835

Re: What if they tore down the Food Fair but left the pylon?

That's right. 32nd Street, I think.

I'll be adding a list of Harrisburg suburban stores soon BTW.
by Groceteria
13 Apr 2024 21:58
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: What if they tore down the Food Fair but left the pylon?
Replies: 8
Views: 6835

What if they tore down the Food Fair but left the pylon?

It would look something like this oddity in suburban Harrisburg PA. I drove by it the other night and thought “that looks like a Food Fair pylon But there’s no building there.” Turns out they tore down the store about six years ago but left the pylon (see “before” image from Google Street View). 44D...
by Groceteria
09 Apr 2024 22:25
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Historical Information About ShopRite Locations (Past & Present)
Replies: 23
Views: 11272

Re: Historical Information About ShopRite Locations (Past & Present)

I would guess that many chains had colonial prototypes—I’ve seen Acmes like this. The Pick-n-Pay chain in Cleveland had at least one free standing store like this. National Tea had a very few stores like this—I recall one in Alliance, Ohio. Safeway (particularly in the DC area) and Grand Union as w...
by Groceteria
09 Apr 2024 22:18
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Unidentified former Safeway in west Fresno
Replies: 4
Views: 4835

Re: Unidentified former Safeway in west Fresno

Per my Fresno research from 25 years ago it was gone before 1970. I’m on vacation right now but I’ll see if I can pin that date down with newspaper sources when I have time.