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by BillyGr
24 Nov 2014 11:42
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Three generations of Alta Dena branding on one shelf
Replies: 1
Views: 2890

Re: Three generations of Alta Dena branding on one shelf

A local 'farmer's market' store recent re-opened near me with a much better selection of food. But that's not the interesting part. The store carries Alta Dena brand butter. Most supermarkets only carry the quartered pound (four half sticks) in the newest retail packaging. This store also sells the...
by BillyGr
13 Nov 2014 21:21
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Older Kmart interiors (orange and otherwise)
Replies: 12
Views: 15624

Re: Older Kmart interiors (orange and otherwise)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYxXuY6_Png - This is the same video referenced in the 1st post but titled Kmart 1978 commercial, and this version is advertising a particular store (Solon, OH) grand opening. The storefront in the video looks much the same as our local store that closed in June, which...
by BillyGr
23 Oct 2014 13:10
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: odd sighting on Google Maps - Giant store directory outdoors
Replies: 2
Views: 6243

Re: odd sighting on Google Maps - Giant store directory outd

With the way the side of the building facing the (small) parking area looks, it almost looks like it could have been some kind of garage at one point (the rear sets of windows and entry ways replaced by garage doors would make it similar to a Goodyear or such type location, and those often have litt...
by BillyGr
19 Jul 2014 11:51
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Problem with spam?
Replies: 2
Views: 3979

Re: Problem with spam?

Yes, although I guess you could expect to find it in a forum like this (after all, it IS a grocery related forum and where else would you get spam besides a grocery store :).
by BillyGr
10 Dec 2013 19:02
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Big M
Replies: 3
Views: 6753

Re: Big M

Hi , I checked their web site and they are still around in upstate NY and in Pennsylvania. In small towns. They seem to have at least two former Great American locations. Their Ad seems to be very competitive. I do not know who supplies them. I wouldn't be surprised if at least one or two are forme...
by BillyGr
21 Oct 2013 21:12
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Star Supermarkets, Rochester NY
Replies: 1
Views: 5886

Re: Star Supermarkets, Rochester NY

http://blog.timesunion.com/colonie/star-supermarkets-a-tribute/801/#print This started out to be about Star Markets in the Albany (NY) area, but there are several posts about the Rochester stores as well as mention of the ones still existing in the Boston MA area. Kind of an interesting situation, w...
by BillyGr
10 Oct 2013 15:41
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Did Ann & Hope have a supermarket?
Replies: 1
Views: 3404

Re: Did Ann & Hope have a supermarket?

First - note that I only went to one of their stores one time, so it's certainly possible that other locations were different or that they changed over time (as seems to be referred to in the article). However, from what I remember it was similar to any of the other discount stores of the time, whic...
by BillyGr
03 May 2013 13:48
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Anyone Old Enough, To Remember Returning Glass Bottles>?
Replies: 6
Views: 8120

Re: Anyone Old Enough, To Remember Returning Glass Bottles>?

Jeez... Sucks to be old! I recall not only returning glass bottles of Coke, but HUGE empty glass bottles of Coke! Were they 1-liters? IIRC they were in 4-packs. When full, what a load! The first larger sized bottles (in the 1950's) known as King Size, were 26 oz. They may have increased over the ye...
by BillyGr
25 Apr 2013 21:33
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Great pics of King Cole Market Whittier Ca
Replies: 1
Views: 3471

Re: Great pics of King Cole Market Whittier Ca

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v638/garyed40/king_cole2_zps1042b6f6.jpg Gary Interesting design with the aisles appearing to run sideways, rather than front to back as most stores do. We had at least one store here that was set up that way for a while, but has changed to the "normal" setup after...
by BillyGr
21 Apr 2013 16:31
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Smith's/PriceRite/Food4Less Las Vegas
Replies: 30
Views: 30458

Re: Smith's/PriceRite/Food4Less Las Vegas

Question: Were these "Price Rite" stores somehow linked to the ones currently owned by Wakefern Food Corp. (aka. Shop Rite) on the East Coast? Doesn't look like it, but ... The Wakefern folks did have a couple Price Rite locations in the west (a franchise agreement with K.V.Mart co, apparently) but...
by BillyGr
20 Dec 2012 23:20
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Anyone remember/know about Bells Supermarket or Super Duper?
Replies: 13
Views: 23088

Re: Anyone remember/know about Bells Supermarket or Super Du

The fourth supermarket chain that was involved in the Great Coupon Wars might have been Star Markets. I hear about that chain from time to time but I think it was gone by the time I moved up to the Rochester area in 1989. After seeing this post, I was wondering if there was any connection of this S...
by BillyGr
25 Sep 2012 21:55
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart in-store restaurants
Replies: 17
Views: 21498

Re: Walmart in-store restaurants

Are you familiar with the "Wal-Mart Cafe" (or maybe it was meant to be read "Cafe Wal-Mart") concept? The WM in Aston PA, which was built as one of the last Caldors in 1995, becoming Wal-Mart in 2000, had a very small snack bar by this name. It had a fancy black/tan color scheme and an interesting ...
by BillyGr
22 Jul 2012 20:23
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Grand Union
Replies: 71
Views: 70476

Re: Grand Union

Interesting... the store in AuSable Forks, New York was a definitely a Grand Union last time I was there, which was years ago. I believe it then flipped to a Tops for a while. Then, when Tops' parent Royal Ahold had, er, issues and Tops was sold off, the store went back to being a Grand Union. And ...
by BillyGr
08 Jul 2012 20:22
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Grand Union
Replies: 71
Views: 70476

Re: Grand Union

Ampersand wrote:in the Catskill area believe it or not there are still some stores that operate under the grand union name.
Yep - sticking to their format of keeping stores where no competition exists (at least in the town).
by BillyGr
07 Mar 2012 23:04
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Eagle Quality Centers
Replies: 7
Views: 4741

Re: Eagle Quality Centers

Doing a quick search came up with: - Valdez - Unalaska - Dutch Harbor - Nome - Homer but not Seward The Nome ad definitely has the Eagle info, while searching Dutch Harbor (on Safeway's site) pulled up a Carrs/Safeway ad and Seward pulled up an ad labelled as Seattle? The only thought (being they lo...