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by BillyGr
31 Jan 2017 23:04
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Iconic Store Designs
Replies: 19
Views: 14097

Re: Iconic Store Designs

I think the next style (which would probably be into the 1980's, since this was almost up to 1980) would be the "arched window" design? GU also used this design on their Big Star stores in the south. Makes sense that they would use a similar design, as we have seen other chains do with subsidiary p...
by BillyGr
30 Jan 2017 22:45
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Iconic Store Designs
Replies: 19
Views: 14097

Re: Iconic Store Designs

As for the later Grand Union you pictured, that is exactly the design I had in mind. The Milford, PA store was of that type. Do you know what the Milford store is today? I know it survived with the Grand Union name until at least 2010. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Key+Food/@41.326717,-74.81322...
by BillyGr
30 Jan 2017 21:33
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Iconic Store Designs
Replies: 19
Views: 14097

Re: Iconic Store Designs

Here are unique designs by chain: Grand Union "60's shingle facade" stores... there also was a notable Grand Union facade design that I think was used in the late 70's and early 80's, but unfortunately I don't know its official name or timeline This one was built in 1977 - not sure if that is still...
by BillyGr
04 Nov 2016 16:02
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: 15050

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

Only in the past three years or so has Jo-Ann made an effort to replace the signs at older stores so that all the stores have the same logo, even though the current logo has been in use since at least the late 90's. So in the past few years, it's gotten harder to tell which stores were acquired fro...
by BillyGr
31 Oct 2016 12:20
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: A&P stores in Maine in 1990s
Replies: 1
Views: 4995

Re: A&P stores in Maine in 1990s

I do not know, but certainly a possibility, especially in one of the smaller towns. After all, we had one location here in NY until 1997 (in an area where most had closed a decade plus earlier) and a couple in the northern part of the state held on even longer.
by BillyGr
24 Sep 2016 14:23
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: 15050

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 l...
by BillyGr
24 Sep 2016 13:41
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: 15050

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

At least in this area of NY (Capital District/Albany area and further north), they did pull out of most of the market somewhere in this same time frame (1981 is often mentioned). However, they did have a couple oddities. In the greater Albany area, there was one store in a small town called Wynantsk...
by BillyGr
26 Jul 2016 14:16
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: New location list: Albany through 1960
Replies: 8
Views: 8974

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 impli...
by BillyGr
25 Jul 2016 14:59
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: New location list: Albany through 1960
Replies: 8
Views: 8974

Re: New location list: Albany through 1960

Interesting list. While I'm not old enough to go back to 1960 (as far as this goes) a couple things that may help: The 307 Central location was still a store (and known as Trading Port) into at least the 1980's, so I'd suspect that Trading Post was a misprint (and very well could be for other locati...
by BillyGr
08 Apr 2016 17:16
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Acme in New York
Replies: 32
Views: 30343

Re: Acme in New York

Acme closed 45 of 50 stores operating in New York in 1979. Stores remaining were Bath, Elmira, Hornell, Penn Yan, and Watkins Glen (served by Scanton,PA). Only NY Acme I was in was Bath in the late 70's. My family used to go to Mt. Morris 2 times a year and we did stop there. Memories are slim. Onl...
by BillyGr
10 Feb 2016 13:35
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Key Foods
Replies: 0
Views: 6763

Key Foods

It was just posted via Supermarket News that Key Foods is acquiring the Superfresh banner from A&P.

I know there had been talk of them, but I thought it was for the Food Emporium name - seems odd to pick Superfresh as that name was not in the greater NY area (only PA/MD/DE and far southern NJ).
by BillyGr
22 Nov 2015 18:09
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: New Acme/Acme Pharmacy opened in Philadelphia
Replies: 11
Views: 10680

Re: New Acme/Acme Pharmacy opened in Philadelphia

The Sav-On name made sense in areas where Sav-On standalone pharmacies once operated because they were a well known and trusted name (especially in Southern California and Nevada). It never really made sense using it in markets where people didn't have any awareness to the brand. It's been so many ...
by BillyGr
18 Nov 2015 22:32
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: New Acme/Acme Pharmacy opened in Philadelphia
Replies: 11
Views: 10680

Re: New Acme/Acme Pharmacy opened in Philadelphia

There is now 175 Acme Markets opened. The ones converted from A&P, superfresh, and Pathmark that have pharmacies uses "Acme Pharmacy" on the buildings, and the legacy Acme that have pharmacies uses "Acme Sav-on Pharmacy" on their buildngs. All Acme ad uses "Acme Pharmacy". It looks like Acme is the...
by BillyGr
09 Nov 2015 12:21
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Super Fresh logo history
Replies: 8
Views: 10631

Re: Super Fresh logo history

Super Fresh Food Markets first used this logo when they opened in what was the A&P Philadelphia Division in early 1983: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3523/3958083933_32b6890c8c.jpg That only makes sense as the stores were being converted from the A&P name and would have had that shape of sign alre...
by BillyGr
02 Nov 2015 21:19
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Gloversville Loblaw's finally getting demolished
Replies: 11
Views: 11097

Re: Gloversville Loblaw's finally getting demolished

I think it was around 1988 that K-Mart moved when Rotterdam Mall was put up isn't the bank still operating? That sounds right - I wasn't sure about PC, if they left before that or after (as they are now in the 2nd version at the Curry/Altamont intersection). Although 25+ give or take is pretty good...