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by TW-Upstate NY
16 May 2018 20:05
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Loblaws' bewildering branding history
Replies: 9
Views: 9259

Re: Loblaws' bewildering branding history

As far as a store brand, (at least in the US), I seem to remember Orchard Park which I believe was named for a suburb of Buffalo, NY where they were headquartered in the US. That brand would date from at least the 60's but can't recall if it was still in use when they left in the mid 70's because th...
by TW-Upstate NY
28 Aug 2017 21:12
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Rotating Kmart road signs
Replies: 5
Views: 6664

Re: Rotating Kmart road signs

The recently closed Dickson City, Pa. store had a rotating "K" sign just like the one pictured. It opened in November 1973 (I was there opening day BTW) and left the area in mid-1980 and it was still rotating at that point. And now that Billy Gr mentions it and I give it some thought, never saw anot...
by TW-Upstate NY
19 Jul 2017 23:35
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Kmart 2000 closures
Replies: 22
Views: 20680

Re: Kmart 2000 closures

If memory serves, that Saratoga location was actually a replacement store for one located in a shopping plaza on the other end of the city.
by TW-Upstate NY
01 Jun 2017 11:43
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: 10748 Buckley Hall Rd, Mathews, VA
Replies: 8
Views: 8734

Re: 10748 Buckley Hall Rd, Mathews, VA

I would've said GU as well but could it have been an Acme in an earlier life? The reason I even think this is that second floor office mentioned. I've seen that feature in one of their stores in the Philadelphia area.
by TW-Upstate NY
23 Apr 2017 09:51
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Nichols Discount City
Replies: 12
Views: 14929

Re: Nichols Discount City

Shop 'N Save was a Hannaford banner and all that happened was they eventually rebranded the store as they did all of them.
by TW-Upstate NY
18 Apr 2017 19:21
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Nichols Discount City
Replies: 12
Views: 14929

Re: Nichols Discount City

To repeat, there was one (and only one) Nichols location ever in Gloversville. It opened in 1972 and closed probably late '80's or very early '90's or so. It wasn't long after that Wal-Mart demolished it and built their first store in the area which was open by the summer of '92. As far as grocers a...
by TW-Upstate NY
17 Apr 2017 18:57
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: New location list: Albany through 1960
Replies: 8
Views: 8984

Re: New location list: Albany through 1960

You just named the three locations right there. The one occupied by Frontier downtown was the replacement store for the E. Fulton St. store which is where the new Stewart's was built. The downtown store opened in early 1975 and Loblaws sold it to Chicago Markets out of Utica and they operated there ...
by TW-Upstate NY
17 Apr 2017 18:45
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Acme in New York
Replies: 32
Views: 30352

Re: Acme in New York

What one of the former Johnstown Acmes look like today:
What one of the former Johnstown Acmes look like today:
by TW-Upstate NY
17 Apr 2017 18:40
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Acme in New York
Replies: 32
Views: 30352

Re: Acme in New York

Yes, Loblaws opened in the mall out on the arterial (NYS Rte 30-A) in the fall of 1972. It was closed by the summer of 1976 and Price Chopper moved in that fall and remains there to this day and have expanded the store at least twice in the interim and now even have a drive thru pharmacy sort of on ...
by TW-Upstate NY
16 Feb 2017 13:47
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: End of an era: Curry Plaza demolished
Replies: 8
Views: 8207

Re: End of an era: Curry Plaza demolished

Found those photos of the former SaveWay (P+C) in Reid Hill Plaza. These were taken over five years ago:
(That light brick is original)
by TW-Upstate NY
15 Feb 2017 18:58
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: End of an era: Curry Plaza demolished
Replies: 8
Views: 8207

Re: End of an era: Curry Plaza demolished

Is that Amsterdam plaza anywhere near the main shopping areas (on Rt. 30)? I'm guessing maybe not? No, it's actually in a residential area of the city in the area of Route 67 and Chruch St. I'm guesstimating it opened sometime in the early mid-60's. I was born in '62 and maybe a year or two after t...
by TW-Upstate NY
15 Feb 2017 16:43
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: End of an era: Curry Plaza demolished
Replies: 8
Views: 8207

Re: End of an era: Curry Plaza demolished

It sounds like this site has been abandoned longer than it was occupied. That is certainly true of the Gloversville Loblaws which opened sometime in the mid 50's and closed in February of 1975 when they moved to a new store downtown. That building stood vacant for OVER 40 years-WOW! And one of the ...
by TW-Upstate NY
15 Feb 2017 16:39
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: End of an era: Curry Plaza demolished
Replies: 8
Views: 8207

Re: End of an era: Curry Plaza demolished

Don't know if it's even being considered for demolition, but there's a small strip in Amsterdam, NY called Reid Hill Plaza located at what's known as the "5 corners." It consisted of a supermarket (first a Save-Way and later P+C which closed at some point in the mid-late '90's), a drug store (first ...
by TW-Upstate NY
24 Sep 2016 14:07
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: A&P's closures and market withdrawals of the late 1970s and early 1980s
Replies: 19
Views: 15063

Re: A&P's closures and market withdrawals of the late 1970s and early 1980s

Don't forget the store in Margaretville which actually hung on until only a few years ago. And yes I believe 1981 was really the last huge purge before things quieted down for a while because I recall the Gloversville store staying open until almost the end of that year which ended their presence lo...
by TW-Upstate NY
26 Jul 2016 12:07
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: New location list: Albany through 1960
Replies: 8
Views: 8984

Re: New location list: Albany through 1960

On that Stuyvesant Plaza store Billy Gr mentioned, yes it did open as an Acme in I'm going to say 1959. I found an article from 1962 a while ago which said that Acme sold the store to Golub Corp. which operated the Central Market chain and which we all know as Price Chopper today. The article implie...