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by TW-Upstate NY
10 Jul 2007 19:48
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Pictures of 2 old style Wegmans
Replies: 2
Views: 5019

Could that Henrietta store have been a Grand Union in another life? Looks very much like a design they used in the 70's-white where the signage is with wood shingles. GU built a store in Gloversville, NY in the early '70's that looked very familiar to this. And that Fairport store looks like Wegman'...
by TW-Upstate NY
07 Jul 2007 20:00
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Grand Union
Replies: 71
Views: 70504

I was in that Milford store right after the C+S takeover and at the time it had a GU decor package from the late '70's very early '80's and seemed to be in very good shape-beautiful small(er) to medium sized store.
by TW-Upstate NY
07 May 2007 19:18
Forum: Announcements, FAQs, Etc.
Topic: Possible Format Change on Board
Replies: 6
Views: 14012

I think it would get more of us involved because while I enjoy reading about the California grocery store landscape of the past and present, I can't really relate to it because it's not what I know from first hand experience. Sounds like a great idea-count me as a yes vote.
by TW-Upstate NY
22 Apr 2007 19:48
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: A+P-110 Washington St., Morristown, NJ
Replies: 10
Views: 10728

A+P-110 Washington St., Morristown, NJ

As you probably recall from the A+P "Centennial" thread, this store and a picture of it was mentioned. I was in that area yesterday and decided to do some exploring and YES this store STILL EXISTS as depicted in the picture. Some particulars about the interior: the entire store consists of only 5 ch...
by TW-Upstate NY
13 Apr 2007 19:44
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: A&P "Centennial" Stores Still Housing Supermar
Replies: 48
Views: 51352

The A+P website lists a store at that address. It also did not list the location as offering a pharmacy and/or a bank and judging by the size of the building, there likely isn't any room for either. Did notice the coupola with the weathervane on top of the roof was missing. Looks like it may have be...
by TW-Upstate NY
12 Mar 2007 20:33
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: The first store that got me interested in old supermarkets
Replies: 27
Views: 28269

I'd have to say the one that did it for me is a building that's still (barely) standing. It was an old Loblaws in Gloversville, NY that closed in 1975 when they built a then state of the art store in the downtown area. Amazingly, they NEVER took the signage down and it remains (what's left of it) on...
by TW-Upstate NY
20 Feb 2007 21:47
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: 2 Supermarkets In One Shopping Center
Replies: 69
Views: 87872

North Utica Shopping Center in Utica, NY in the early '70's had an Acme in the middle and a Loblaws on one end. Today, that same center is home to a Price Chopper. Also interesting to note that at the same time, there was a stand alone Super Saver (another American Stores' banner) on down NY State R...
by TW-Upstate NY
29 Jan 2007 09:53
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: UPC codes & grocery scanning
Replies: 87
Views: 82014

Aldi set up shop around here in '97 with a single store in Johnstown and as I recall, they had scanners from the beginning. Here's something interesting about their private label products I've noticed. Look at the placement of the bar codes on the items. They seem to be on every "face" of the item. ...
by TW-Upstate NY
09 Jan 2007 23:42
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Goodbye Eckerd (Rite Aid buys Eckerd and Brooks Drugs)
Replies: 49
Views: 55753

Johnstown is the county seat so since there are much fewer people in the downtown area on the weekends maybe it doesn't pay to open on Sunday. And here's another interesting Rite-Aid vs. Eckerd factoid I now remember again occurring in Johnstown. The Eckerd is located in a very small enclosed shoppi...
by TW-Upstate NY
21 Nov 2006 12:28
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Barker's Department Stores - NYC Metro
Replies: 3
Views: 3633

There were Barker's stores Upstate as well. I know for sure there was one in the Pyramid Mall in Johnstown because we shopped there all the time. And I think they also had stores in Oneonta and perhaps Saratoga although I'm not exactly sure. For the Johnstown store specifically, they took over the s...
by TW-Upstate NY
03 Oct 2006 21:05
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Grand Union
Replies: 71
Views: 70504

OK it makes sense now that somebody mentions 1872 and I would say the chain dates from then because I remember 1972 as being their centennial year. The logo they had for the occassion was prominently displayed in their stores that year.
by TW-Upstate NY
02 Oct 2006 15:05
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Grocers in "real" malls - not strip malls
Replies: 79
Views: 66007

The Mohawk could have been, but if so one of the parts must have been larger, as the later configuration had at least 2 or 3 stores between Price Chopper & Bradlees (including Present Comapny catalog showroom). I'm going to guess here but I'd say Mohawk Mall opened in the very early 70's with the P...
by TW-Upstate NY
30 Sep 2006 18:22
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Grocers in "real" malls - not strip malls
Replies: 79
Views: 66007

A couple of malls in the Albany area had Price Choppers - Mohawk Mall (Niskayuna, near Schenectady) and Clifton Country Mall. If memory serves me correctly, wasn't the Mohawk Mall PC originally a Pantry Pride? Matter of fact, I think it was part of a J. M. Fields combo with the J. M. Fields later b...
by TW-Upstate NY
29 Sep 2006 08:25
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: DC area Safeway and Giant?
Replies: 10
Views: 6905

Judging from the vehicles parked in front of the two stores paying particular attention to the one behind the station wagon in front of the Safeway, would I be correct in saying that the picture itself dates from probably about the mid '70's?
by TW-Upstate NY
23 Sep 2006 15:11
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Goodbye Eckerd (Rite Aid buys Eckerd and Brooks Drugs)
Replies: 49
Views: 55753

Here's something that occurred to me when this merger was announced and I wonder what's going to happen. Gloversville, NY is a smaller city near where I live and in the late '90's both Rite-Aid and Eckerd built brand new stores right across the street from each other which still operate to this day....