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by rich
24 Nov 2022 12:18
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: The Kroger Co. Store List Project
Replies: 8
Views: 1230

Re: The Kroger Co. Store List Project

Kroger had a store in Brunswick that probably dated to the 1950s. The plaza looked like a twin to Willo Plaza in Willoughby, where they also had a store. They currently have no stores N of Mansfield and the retailing center for the area around Brunswick has been the nearby county seat town of Medina...
by rich
14 Nov 2022 15:16
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Thunder Bay, ON chain grocery/supermarket history, 1975-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 4028

Re: Thunder Bay, ON chain grocery/supermarket history, 1975-2019

Looks more like they're West Coast US stores than East Coast---did Canada always have its own designs? Did they ever Centennials?
by rich
14 Nov 2022 15:16
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Thunder Bay, ON chain grocery/supermarket history, 1975-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 4028

Re: Thunder Bay, ON chain grocery/supermarket history, 1975-2019

Looks more like they're West Coast US stores than East Coast---did Canada always have its own designs? Did they ever Centennials?
by rich
27 Oct 2022 20:02
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: NEW: Syracuse, 1925-2020
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: NEW: Syracuse, 1925-2020

No chain seems really dominant over much of the history. A&P seems to have had an unusually small footprint compared with other markets, such as Buffalo. Up until the 70s when chains began to systematically exit markets where they were small players, it was not unusual to see chains keep a relat...
by rich
08 Oct 2022 10:49
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Kroger in Washington DC
Replies: 10
Views: 9760

Re: Kroger in Washington DC

The Rockville address is just North of the new town center. There was a long running Giant nearby, a little further North. What looked like an A-frame Acme on Rt 355 also was just North of downtown, but that was demolished ages ago. It was a carpet/rug store (the Pike used to have many of these) in ...
by rich
06 Oct 2022 09:23
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Kroger in Washington DC
Replies: 10
Views: 9760

Re: Kroger in Washington DC

The Rockville location was Magruder's for a long time. Now it seems to be a Chinese restaurant. The Kensington address might be missing a digit. The most obvious candidate for it would be Strosniders (hardware) but I think that was an old Acme and the address is on Connecticut Ave.
by rich
01 Oct 2022 17:29
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: history of Giant stores
Replies: 11
Views: 397

Re: history of Giant stores

Congressional had a lot of turnover in the early-mid 90s and I think the current look came in stages. JC Penney closed there around the same time they closed at Ballston (1994, I think). The center had one of the first suburban Starbucks locations (still there) which was notable for screaming kids a...
by rich
17 Sep 2022 09:13
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: history of Giant stores
Replies: 11
Views: 397

Re: history of Giant stores

My bad on #94. I had it confused with the store in Bethesda. #94 was enlarged rather than rebuilt. It’s always been in the ground floor of one of the Van Ness buildings (huge collection of condo/co-op/ rentals plus office buildings). They expanded into other space but basic elements remained like th...
by rich
16 Sep 2022 23:10
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: history of Giant stores
Replies: 11
Views: 397

Re: history of Giant stores

A few edits. All numbers are pre-Ahold. #3 is a CVS. It was a long running Hechingers that was much loved and hated by people in NW DC. Loved because there were fewer decent sized hardware stores in DC than now. The store had rooftop parking which was part of what people hated. The grade was rather...
by rich
15 Sep 2022 18:31
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: history of Giant stores
Replies: 11
Views: 397

Re: history of Giant stores

A few edits. All numbers are pre-Ahold. #3 is a CVS. It was a long running Hechingers that was much loved and hated by people in NW DC. Loved because there were fewer decent sized hardware stores in DC than now. The store had rooftop parking which was part of what people hated. The grade was rather ...
by rich
11 Sep 2022 15:04
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Fort Wayne, IN chain grocery/supermarket locations, 1925-87.
Replies: 11
Views: 13902

Re: Fort Wayne, IN chain grocery/supermarket locations, 1925-87.

Pangle’s was a Lima, Ohio based chain. I think they had a number of stores in along the I-75 and US 30 corridors although I don’t think they made it to relatively large markets like Findlay that were closer than Fort Wayne. It’s odd that Marsh never had more stores. Fort Wayne would have been a pote...
by rich
07 Sep 2022 10:53
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: The Kroger Co. Store List Project
Replies: 8
Views: 1230

Re: The Kroger Co. Store List Project

They used the Western division in advertising but not the Eastern. It looks like you found Barney’s and Bi-Lo outside the Cleveland area. Those banners were used after they left the immediate Cleveland area but still had the Division there. Barney’s were in former discount stores and were a warehous...
by rich
06 Sep 2022 21:15
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: The Kroger Co. Store List Project
Replies: 8
Views: 1230

Re: The Kroger Co. Store List Project

Over the past year me and some of my friends have been working on a store list for Kroger and its subsidiaries. This list dates from Kroger's inception in 1883 (and even earlier with JayC/Ralphs), and includes a number of surprises throughout Kroger's history, as well as several long-lost retail hi...
by rich
15 Aug 2022 07:56
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Guam- Safeway
Replies: 8
Views: 5379

Re: Guam- Safeway

Guam is a duty free port which would make sourcing from Asia competitive with sourcing from the US, if not cheaper. Manila is less than half the distance to Guam from Hawaii, let alone from the west coast. Very different from supplying Nome or Unalaska and the population base is big enough that you'...
by rich
23 Jul 2022 12:31
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: A&P bakery only locations?
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: A&P bakery only locations?

They probably were the last major chain in include in-store bakeries, but before that they had a fairly extensive selection of house brand baked goods, more than most other chains. I dimly remember that those were among the things we went to A&P to buy. Many people fondly remember their Spanish ...