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by BillyGr
09 Jan 2007 00:14
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Goodbye Eckerd (Rite Aid buys Eckerd and Brooks Drugs)
Replies: 49
Views: 55732

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...
by BillyGr
04 Jan 2007 22:46
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Chains Expanding Far From Their Home Turf
Replies: 24
Views: 16884

Off topic, my brother and his family lived in Belgium for six months and were surprised to see that FL's parent co. Delhaize uses the FL lion logo (using a different color scheme) for its stores. Actually, it's the other way around. When Delhaize got involved with Food Lion (which was Food Town at ...
by BillyGr
22 Nov 2006 00:52
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Barker's Department Stores - NYC Metro
Replies: 3
Views: 3633

There was one in Hudson (or Greenport actually, just outside the city)NY also - this one also became Kings and later Ames, and remained an Ames until they shut the chain down. Now, part is Peebles, part is a Yankee $1 store and part is still empty (including an auto center, which dates back to Barke...
by BillyGr
05 Nov 2006 23:42
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Former fast food outlet?, Sacramento
Replies: 16
Views: 12599

Re: Former fast food outlet?, Sacramento

I believe one of the Roast Beef chains - Arbys I think?

It was supposed to look like a covered wagon.

[quote="TheStranger"]Arden Way just west of Fulton (which would actually be in unincorporated Arden-Arcade). I'm not sure what this one is...it's in what's now a used-car lot.
by BillyGr
16 Oct 2006 22:06
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: New York area: Waldbaums (Safeway?)
Replies: 34
Views: 38108

Even though Shop Rite looks like a unified chain, it is actually a co-op (Wakefern Food Corporation) which maintains a unified advertising and branding campaign - The "Can-Can Sale" is one example of the branding. Shop Rite stores in the NYC Metro Area, Hudson Valley/Catskil regions, Connecticut, N...
by BillyGr
01 Oct 2006 17:39
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Grocers in "real" malls - not strip malls
Replies: 79
Views: 65993

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 becoming a Bradlee's. As for CCM, wasn't that store originally an A+P? Not sure - that must be earlier than I remember. The Moh...
by BillyGr
17 Sep 2006 22:57
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: New York Area: A&P
Replies: 17
Views: 12353

Re: A&P in New York State

I grew up in New York, and I remember that, at one time, there was an A&P almost everywhere. It was another way of saying "the store"; "I'm going to the A&P". When I moved to upstate NY in the 70's, all of the stores up there were either closed or preparing to do so. There was a huge Ann Page Foods...
by BillyGr
17 Sep 2006 22:51
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Great American Stores Upstate NY
Replies: 28
Views: 20074

Re: Great American Stores Upstate NY

Many of them have closed over the years, some due to a bankruptcy in one of the ownerships, others due to competition. There are still some left, including Afton, Bainbridge, Boonville, Bridgeport, Cairo, Cooperstown, Delhi, Fonda, Greene, Liberty, Lyons Falls, Oxford, Prattsville, Richfield Springs...
by BillyGr
14 Jul 2006 23:28
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: 1985 movie: "The Stuff"
Replies: 3
Views: 4525

Re: 1985 movie: "The Stuff"

Any ideas on what chain this was? The logo on the aisle hanger looks like it might be a Shop Rite logo, but it's so far away and tiny it's hard to be certain. The font on the wall lettering, however, looks similar to what was used at a Piggly Wiggly I frequented in Florida. Since the movie was supp...
by BillyGr
25 Apr 2006 11:22
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Grocers in "real" malls - not strip malls
Replies: 79
Views: 65993

A couple of malls in the Albany area had Price Choppers - Mohawk Mall (Niskayuna, near Schenectady) and Clifton Country Mall. The Mohawk one closed when they opened a super store further down Central Ave - of course they just recently opened a new store in the (now redone Mohawk Commons) - a kind of...
by BillyGr
08 Apr 2006 14:56
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Grand Union
Replies: 71
Views: 70461

They went as far North as Vermont, going up the Hudson Valley from NYC and through the Berkshires. They had stores in that region until the end. Until the late 70s, they had stores in Hartford and New Haven, although most of these were sold to Food Mart (pre-A&P). They kept a number of stores going...
by BillyGr
25 Mar 2006 21:55
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Anyone Remember Kings?
Replies: 9
Views: 8244

There were King's stores in the upstate NY area as well - they would have been similar to a Kmart/Walmart - I know of two (Hudson and Albany) - many of their stores were later sold to Ames (including the Hudson store, which had previously been a Barkers [another similar chain]) - the Albany one beca...
by BillyGr
03 Mar 2006 20:21
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: A&P store style?
Replies: 6
Views: 5532

There is a former store in Hudson (Greenport) NY that looks similar (with the center section that sticks out from the rest of the building) - it's now an Aldi's and has a bit of a peak, but they may have added that. I know it closed in the 1980's, but am not sure exactly when, probably 81-85 timefra...
by BillyGr
10 Feb 2006 22:43
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: First supercenter
Replies: 30
Views: 22365

This is from the Price Chopper website - if you check the paragraph with the >>>> it sounds like an early Super Center (and more like the antique shop) - It appears to have been only in that one store, as far as I can see from the site and it doesn't say how long it existed. Our History Planting The...