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by the506
30 Apr 2020 20:15
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: New location list: Guelph ON, 1938-1980
Replies: 7
Views: 7197

Re: New location list: Guelph ON, 1938-1980

Andrew T. wrote: 21 Feb 2020 20:05 The site of a Steinberg store in the 1960s, later Thrift (whatever that is), later still a Dominion, and even later a Zehrs!
Thrift was a discount Dominion banner. It was common for Dominion to rebrand older and smaller stores to either Thrift or Mr. Grocer in the 70s and 80s.
by J.R.G.
29 Apr 2020 00:33
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Mystery store: 154 Talbot St W, Aylmer, ON
Replies: 7
Views: 5351

Re: Mystery store: 154 Talbot St W, Aylmer, ON

It's my pleasure! :) I may have found another possible Dominion with similar architecture. This is a 2nd Muskoka example, in the town of Gravenhurst. The first example was the Huntsville one in the last post. https://www.google.ca/maps/@44.9201405,-79.372637,3a,75y,295.03h,92.03t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s4023TtYRLnG3eD4ASfBmUQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 ...
by Andrew T.
28 Apr 2020 18:39
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Mystery store: 154 Talbot St W, Aylmer, ON
Replies: 7
Views: 5351

Re: Mystery store: 154 Talbot St W, Aylmer, ON

This was likely a small-town format Dominion store from the 1950s or 60s. It is consistent with other Dominion stores throughout small-town Ontario. For example, I have seen similar buildings in Prescott, Huntsville and Napanee. All of those ...
by J.R.G.
28 Apr 2020 00:13
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Mystery store: 154 Talbot St W, Aylmer, ON
Replies: 7
Views: 5351

Re: Mystery store: 154 Talbot St W, Aylmer, ON

This was likely a small-town format Dominion store from the 1950s or 60s. It is consistent with other Dominion stores throughout small-town Ontario. For example, I have seen similar buildings in Prescott, Huntsville and Napanee. All of those ...
by Andrew T.
21 Feb 2020 20:05
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: New location list: Guelph ON, 1938-1980
Replies: 7
Views: 7197

Re: New location list: Guelph ON, 1938-1980

297 Eramosa Road has quite a history: The site of a Steinberg store in the 1960s, later Thrift (whatever that is), later still a Dominion, and even later a Zehrs! When the Google car drove by in 2011 , the structure was subdivided between Zellers (left side) and Zehrs (right side). By ...
by Andrew T.
13 Dec 2019 14:25
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Digitized annual reports
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Digitized annual reports

... them out in 1982 or 1983. 1985: Elliott Marr introduces the EMA franchise program, giving Oshawa two franchise brands. This was the year in which Dominion shut down, Safeway withdrew from southern Ontario, and Oshawa was a beneficiary. The percentage of corporate stores jumped from 7% to 20%, ...
by Andrew T.
13 Dec 2019 12:57
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Big Chain ad from 1940
Replies: 3
Views: 168

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.
13 Oct 2019 18:42
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Thunder Bay, ON chain grocery/supermarket history, 1975-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 2988

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

... Johnny Groceteria," adopting the Shop-Easy moniker by 1940. By the late 1950s Shop-Easy was in decline, and by 1975 they were gone. * Dominion and Loblaws both had surprisingly starts in Thunder Bay. Loblaws didn't enter the area until 1959, Dominion not until 1975! And neither name ...
by Andrew T.
24 Sep 2019 21:18
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Barrie and Orillia, ON chain grocery/supermarket history, 1927-present
Replies: 3
Views: 1420

Barrie and Orillia, ON chain grocery/supermarket history, 1927-present

... there to say about the chain history of these cities? * For most of its history, Barrie and Orillia read like an extension of the GTA. Loblaws and Dominion were there early on; Eaton came and went, A&P got a 1930s start, and later names like Food City and Miracle Food Mart emerged, and all ...
by Andrew T.
24 Sep 2019 20:46
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Stores in Sudbury, ON?
Replies: 5
Views: 4506

Re: Stores in Sudbury, ON?

... cities. Its stores were up and running by 1930, and were converted to something called Foodateria by 1940. By 1942, even Foodateria was gone. * Dominion entered Sudbury later than it did southern Ontario, and also never blanketed Sudbury with neighbourhood stores. They instead competed with ...
by the506
20 Sep 2019 14:36
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: NEW: Saint John NB, 1930-2000
Replies: 3
Views: 5737

Re: NEW: Saint John NB, 1930-2000

... store. I definitely remember Thrift being there in the 90s, but no idea who would have owned or supplied it - I always thought it was one of those Dominion discount brands that pulled out of NB when the big chain did. 117 Main St: "F'ville" probably stands for Fairville, on the west side. ...
by the506
20 Sep 2019 13:55
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: NEW: Fredericton NB, 1940-2000
Replies: 3
Views: 6960

Re: NEW: Fredericton NB, 1940-2000

... got quite a few updates, corrections, etc if you don't mind: 435 Brookside Dr: this is the Brookside Mall shopping centre. Originally a Dominion opened in 1980, it was sold to Sobeys ~1988. Moved to the other end of the mall (an ex-Kmart space) in 1999. 169 Dundonald St: Not listed in ...
by the506
20 Sep 2019 13:31
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: NEW: Halifax NS, 1925-2000
Replies: 6
Views: 5101

Re: NEW: Halifax NS, 1925-2000

... and for the odd low-traffic urban franchise store. They also bought the Village chain in NB around this time (which grew from the ashes of the old Dominion stores in that province), closed some and rebranded others as SuperValu as well. A few years later, several IGA stores in NS and PEI were divested ...
by Andrew T.
15 Sep 2019 19:03
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Thunder Bay, ON chain grocery/supermarket history, 1975-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 2988

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

... of the local Renco Foods chain (which also reoccupied the Safeway with the arches). * Surprisingly, A&P didn't reoccupy any of the stores that Dominion once had in the city...nor did any Dominions become Mr. Grocer. Both of their stores in Thunder Bay were instead sold to Safeway, who operated ...
by Andrew T.
11 Sep 2019 14:13
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Late '50s Dominions with identical architecture
Replies: 5
Views: 1006

Re: Late '50s Dominions with identical architecture

Here are two more examples of Dominion's consistent late-1950s store design, uncovered in the midst of research. * 2210 LaSalle Blvd, Sudbury, ON. The building has been expanded and shorn of its original facade...but the rear canopy, mezzanine ...