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by Andrew T.
12 Jan 2020 15:11
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Stores in Duluth, Minnesota
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: Stores in Duluth, Minnesota

And, a quick update... This 1959 reference book confirms that both the pylon store on Superior Street and the strange two-story store on 13th Avenue are former Nationals! National always left behind interesting artifacts, that's for sure. There's still the mystery of 5600 Grand Avenue, though. That ...
by Andrew T.
12 Jan 2020 15:02
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Stores in Duluth, Minnesota
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: Stores in Duluth, Minnesota

By hook or by crook, though, I still managed to get some sightseeing done! IMG_5139r.jpg 15 S 13th Ave E: The single strangest store was a Super One Foods housed in the upper level of an old two-story building with windows and buttresses on the side! I really wonder what the history of this place wa...
by Andrew T.
12 Jan 2020 14:42
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Stores in Duluth, Minnesota
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Stores in Duluth, Minnesota

I spent the holiday season in Minnesota, and passed through Duluth en route from Ontario. I dearly wanted to do some research for Groceteria there. Unfortunately, it was not to be: * Though finding the downtown library was no trouble, I could not figure out where to park my car in downtown Duluth. I...
by Andrew T.
12 Jan 2020 13:12
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Madison, Wisconsin chain grocery/supermarket history
Replies: 15
Views: 10461

Re: Madison, Wisconsin chain grocery/supermarket history

Here's something I happened upon today: https://old.reddit.com/r/madisonwi/comments/en5hj7/westgate_shopping_center_opens_in_madison_1960/ Footage of the Westgate Mall on Whitney Way upon its 1960 opening, including some shots of an arch-roofed Piggly Wiggly store! By 1972 ( per the table ) this had...
by Andrew T.
12 Jan 2020 12:39
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Red & White stores
Replies: 5
Views: 2648

Re: Red & White stores

Hey, the board is back! Does anyone else think that Lawrenceville store looks like a possible former A+P or is it just me? That brick front looks like it could've been added to make the store an A+P Centennial model and the front windows look like an A+P configuration of that era. Also the oval sign...
by Andrew T.
21 Dec 2019 13:29
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: The mysteries of Eaton Groceteria in Canada
Replies: 1
Views: 4550

Re: The mysteries of Eaton Groceteria in Canada

A belated follow-up... eaton-770509.jpg Eaton Groceterias were part, lock, stock, and barrel of the T. Eaton department store chain of Toronto. Their storefronts said "Operated by the T. Eaton Co. Limited" on them, and they were sometimes located adjacent to Eaton catalogue or department stores. "Fo...
by Andrew T.
13 Dec 2019 17:22
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Digitized annual reports
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Digitized annual reports

Now, for Loblaws! The aspect of the company's history that interests me the most is its protracted withdrawal from the United States. The 1980 report describes the bloodletting that the company underwent 3 years earlier in 1977: Withdrawls from Chicago (140 stores), Milwaukee (24), Davenport (30), S...
by Andrew T.
13 Dec 2019 14:25
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Digitized annual reports
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Digitized annual reports

Great resource! I had stumbled across some of the documents on the McGill archive before , but hadn't been aware that they were linked from a centralized interface until now. I've always found Oshawa to be the most mysterious Canadian supermarket operator; thanks to their tendency towards franchisin...
by Andrew T.
13 Dec 2019 12:57
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Big Chain ad from 1940
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Big Chain ad from 1940

Dominion in Canada also used the words "Master Market" to advertise its first freestanding postwar supermarkets. It's an alliterative term that seems to have resonated across a broad swath of the industry.
by Andrew T.
04 Dec 2019 23:15
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Detroit Sneak Preview
Replies: 8
Views: 501

Re: Detroit Sneak Preview

Excellent!
by Andrew T.
22 Nov 2019 20:50
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Family Dollar Emerick St Ypsilanti MI Closing (former A&P)
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Family Dollar Emerick St Ypsilanti MI Closing (former A&P)

I know exactly where this is...I paid a visit when I was in the Detroit Metro a few months ago. It was absolutely incongruous to me that Family Dollar hadn't yet closed: It was the only thing open in a sea of ruins. Fascinating place, if a bit depressing. The shopping centre itself dates back to 196...
by Andrew T.
08 Nov 2019 22:59
Forum: Announcements, FAQs, Etc.
Topic: The "official" anniversary
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Re: The "official" anniversary

Here's to another 20 years. *clink*
by Andrew T.
19 Oct 2019 13:31
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Thunder Bay, ON chain grocery/supermarket history, 1975-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 2768

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

I made a few more tweaks to the location table (adding a couple columns and a few precise store opening dates, which I was able to find through my special archivist's powers), and flew in the updates . I now consider this city "complete!" (David will still have to update the map, though.) Though Thu...
by Andrew T.
13 Oct 2019 18:42
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Thunder Bay, ON chain grocery/supermarket history, 1975-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 2768

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

Greatly expanded and improved CSV, now covering Fort William and Port Arthur back to 1929: Thunder Bay, ON chain grocery/supermarket history, 1929-2019 . I may still be able to expand this even further, so I haven't "flown in" the updates to Groceteria yet. Not much in the way of pre-Marina Safeway ...
by Andrew T.
12 Oct 2019 18:51
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Thunder Bay, ON chain grocery/supermarket history, 1975-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 2768

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

FYI, I now live in Thunder Bay. I plan to expand the location spreadsheet shortly (and hopefully find more Safeway artifacts in the process!) Although Thunder Bay per se didn't exist until 1970, Port Arthur and Fort William were always combined into a single city directory. This was published as "Tw...