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by TW-Upstate NY
10 Aug 2011 20:40
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Great American
Replies: 71
Views: 52360

Re: Great American

The former Fonda, NY location now belongs to the ages. The building has been demolished to make way for a new Cumberland Farms store to replace their aging mid-80's unit about a block away.
by TW-Upstate NY
14 Jun 2011 20:25
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Food Fair/ Pantry Pride in Kingston,NY?
Replies: 7
Views: 4417

Re: Food Fair/ Pantry Pride in Kingston,NY?

Wow-I had no idea they had that many stores in the area. About the closest I got to any info. on the stores was an article from the Troy (NY) Record in 1976 about Price Chopper buying some leases but all I could conjure up was the headline-never could access the article. Couple of questions then: fi...
by TW-Upstate NY
27 May 2011 19:53
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: JCPenney mall locations
Replies: 16
Views: 17526

Re: JCPenney mall locations

Viewmont Mall along US Route 6 in Dickson City, Pa. (most people would refer to it as Scranton instead) is an example of a center located space. It was built in the mid to late '60's as one of the original anchors (along with Sears on one end and Grants on the other) as a two-story store. To my know...
by TW-Upstate NY
23 May 2011 20:33
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Food Fair/ Pantry Pride in Kingston,NY?
Replies: 7
Views: 4417

Re: Food Fair/ Pantry Pride in Kingston,NY?

How extensive was their reach in New York? The reason I ask is because I recall a new build Pantry Pride in Schnectady (actually Niskayuna proper) as part of a JM Fields combo in the Mohawk Mall which was built I'm going to say early 70's. Don't know when they left but the JM Fields eventually becam...
by TW-Upstate NY
23 May 2011 20:21
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Great American
Replies: 71
Views: 52360

Re: Great American

I remember one of those gas stations. It was in the parking lot of one of their stores in a very small shopping plaza (3 stores) along NY Route 7 just outside Oneonta. Rode by it a lot when I was a kid when we made numerous trips between Pa. and what is now home. I never made the connection. We move...
by TW-Upstate NY
05 May 2011 19:48
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at
Replies: 36
Views: 41089

Re: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at

I don't have as varied a shopping history as some of you but a few Upstate NY names do come to mind: -P+C Foods-the recently bankrupt (again) Penn Traffic Company's flagship banner. Topps Friendly Markets bought the company and rebranded a number of the units and closed or sold off others -Save-Way ...
by TW-Upstate NY
03 Apr 2011 20:32
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Barker's Department Stores
Replies: 45
Views: 37102

Re: Barker's Department Stores

Groves, Tx.?!? Keep in mind I'm not doubting you in any way but what the heck were they doing down there? There must be a story behind that one.
by TW-Upstate NY
20 Mar 2011 11:01
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Barker's Department Stores
Replies: 45
Views: 37102

Re: Barker's Department Stores

Add Oneonta, NY to the list. That store was located in the Pyramid Mall along NYS Route 7 on the outskirts of town. It began life as a White-Modell around '73 or so and became a Barker's a year or two later. It eventually became a Nichols and last I knew the entire mall structure is home to a medica...
by TW-Upstate NY
24 Dec 2010 10:48
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Great American
Replies: 71
Views: 52360

Re: Great American

0ne on Pultney Street which was a former Loblaws and now a Salvation Army Thrift Store. That brings up something that I'd thought of earlier in the thread but didn't mention. I know of at least two others that were former Loblaws as well: Gloversville and Amsterdam which were formerly Chicago Marke...
by TW-Upstate NY
11 Dec 2010 21:38
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Great American
Replies: 71
Views: 52360

Re: Great American

Are you sure about the New Hartford Shopping Center one? Unless it was converted later on, that store was a Grand Union in the early-mid 80's. The company bought a small Utica-based chain called Chicago Markets I'm going to say maybe in the '85-'87 range and converted a lot of those to Great America...
by TW-Upstate NY
09 Dec 2010 22:09
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Great American
Replies: 71
Views: 52360

Re: Great American

Cooperstown actually closed either the end of April or May this year and was reopened as a Price Chopper by 4th. of July weekend. And getting back to the Big V stores, there was one in Colonie right across from Colonie Center mall that is now a Bed, Bath and Beyond. And this one is for BillyGr: wasn...
by TW-Upstate NY
07 Dec 2010 21:59
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Great American
Replies: 71
Views: 52360

Re: Great American

-Fonda, NY, -Gloversville, NY, -Amsterdam, NY, -Richfield Springs, NY, -Herkimer, NY, -Little Falls, NY, Canajoharie, NY, -Glenville, NY, -Oneonta, NY, -East Stroudsburg, Pa. which to my knowledge was the company's ONLY foray outside NY State. I think, but I'm not sure, that the stores they had in B...
by TW-Upstate NY
13 Oct 2010 20:27
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Edwards/Finast/Super Finast
Replies: 21
Views: 9192

Re: Edwards/Finast/Super Finast

Did they close the store or did they just change banners? Nope-it closed. And the more I think about it, I believe it was located in the same building that once housed a GEX department store back in the '60's. The building has long been demolished and I think a medical office building is there now....
by TW-Upstate NY
12 Oct 2010 20:27
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Edwards/Finast/Super Finast
Replies: 21
Views: 9192

Re: Edwards/Finast/Super Finast

I remember Edwards in Poughkeepsie, NY before it was turned into a Stop and Shop around 2000. Stop and Shop eventually tore down the old Caldor and built a Super Stop and Shop. Was this Edwards most northern store in New York? BDK No I don't believe it was. I seem to recall an Edwards Food Warehous...
by TW-Upstate NY
21 Oct 2009 20:49
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Acme in New York
Replies: 32
Views: 30356

Re: Acme in New York

Thanks for all the info. everyone. I had no idea they had that large a presence in NY State at one time. And here's the interesting part: I never set foot in one of them when they were Acmes. We never shopped at Acme until we moved to Pa. at the end of '66 and I was all of 4+ yrs. old. And the two I...