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by Andrew T.
31 Oct 2018 23:40
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: NEW; Kingston ON, 1948-2000 + 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 3923

Re: NEW; Kingston ON, 1948-2000 + 2018

Well, this is a nice surprise! Not half-bad for artifacts, either. One '50s Dominion still peddling groceries as Food Basics. The old Loblaws at 811 Princess St still has (brick-ups over) side windows visible. The Metro at 310 Barrie St. reuses the A&P off-centre ...
by Andrew T.
19 Sep 2018 13:26
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: NEW: Vancouver and Victoria BC
Replies: 4
Views: 5190

Re: NEW: Vancouver and Victoria BC

There actually were a couple of Dominion stores in Vancouver on the sheet. Three, to be specific. one of which seems still to be standing at 1332 Kingsway . Ah, I had overlooked those! They're easy to miss, and I don't know how long they ...
by Groceteria
15 Sep 2018 15:07
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: NEW: Vancouver and Victoria BC
Replies: 4
Views: 5190

Re: NEW: Vancouver and Victoria BC

There actually were a couple of Dominion stores in Vancouver on the sheet. Three, to be specific. one of which seems still to be standing at 1332 Kingsway . Vancouver was, I think, Safeway's point of entry into Canada. I'm not sure if they ...
by Andrew T.
15 Sep 2018 14:42
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: NEW: Vancouver and Victoria BC
Replies: 4
Views: 5190

Re: NEW: Vancouver and Victoria BC

Great stuff, as usual. I hoped that this data would shed some light on the question of whether Dominion ever operated in BC (giving it true coast-to-coast status), but it did not. But it did shed light on the early Canadian history and coexistence of Safeway and Piggly ...
by Andrew T.
14 Sep 2018 17:31
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Stores in London, Ontario
Replies: 30
Views: 16398

Re: Stores in London, Ontario

... found (along with a few present-day stores I had previously overlooked): London, ON chain grocery/supermarket history, 1925-2018. Some findings: * Dominion was the first chain to become well-established in London, with 8 stores by 1925. Loblaws entered London by 1930, and A&P entered by 1935. ...
by Andrew T.
07 Sep 2018 11:21
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Sarnia, ON chain grocery/supermarket history, 1924-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 7568

Re: Sarnia, ON chain grocery/supermarket history, 1924-2018

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Another one of Dominion's bygone stores in Sarnia was located at 260 Indian Road, and it operated from the 1960s until the 1985 A&P sale. The building still stands; unfortunately, Shoppers Drug Mart has slathered over it with one of their generic facades.
by Andrew T.
07 Sep 2018 11:18
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Sarnia, ON chain grocery/supermarket history, 1924-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 7568

Re: Sarnia, ON chain grocery/supermarket history, 1924-2018

metro2.jpg Here is 560 Exmouth Street, which is another Metro store with a long history. A Dominion opened on this site in the mid-1950s, later operating under the A&P, A&P Super Fresh, and Metro names. The aerial image suggests the store has been expanded to ...
by Groceteria
05 Sep 2018 21:51
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Sarnia, ON chain grocery/supermarket history, 1924-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 7568

Re: Sarnia, ON chain grocery/supermarket history, 1924-2018

Excellent. I was thinking of circling through Sarnia on my fall road trip. If it’s worth seeing, I may. Looking forward to the list. Dominion seems to have made strange withdrawals (with subsequent returns) from several cities in the 1940s and 1950s. I think there must’ve been some sort ...
by Andrew T.
05 Sep 2018 21:16
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Sarnia, ON chain grocery/supermarket history, 1924-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 7568

Sarnia, ON chain grocery/supermarket history, 1924-2018

... classified listings for which Vernon's Ontario directories are known. Its grocery history is also on the interesting side. Unsurprisingly, Dominion was the first chain to enter Sarnia, doing so in the first half of the 1920s. Loblaws and A&P emerged in the following decade. Unlike in ...
by Andrew T.
31 Aug 2018 23:10
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Supermarket locations of Lindsay, Ontario
Replies: 4
Views: 4754

Re: Supermarket locations of Lindsay, Ontario

... stores started off as Loblaws...but a 1995 directory lists this address as a Mr. Grocer store, which suggests that this started out as yet another Dominion and was divested during the 1985 A&P sale. midblock.jpg If I'm not mistaken, this is 57 Kent St, home to Lindsay's original 1920s-era Loblaws ...
by Andrew T.
31 Aug 2018 22:52
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Supermarket locations of Lindsay, Ontario
Replies: 4
Views: 4754

Re: Supermarket locations of Lindsay, Ontario

Now, for some pictures... dominion.jpg Lindsay contained at least one veritable supermarket gem: A small 1960s-era Dominion at 131 Kent St W in perfect, original exterior condition. bulkburnsfood.jpg This sight across the street at 118 ...
by Groceteria
25 Aug 2018 22:09
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Mystery store: 48 Charles St W, Ingersoll, ON
Replies: 2
Views: 4175

Re: Mystery store: 48 Charles St W, Ingersoll, ON

My guess would be Dominion or A&P.
by Groceteria
10 Aug 2018 22:01
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: NEW: Saint John NB, 1930-2000
Replies: 3
Views: 5743

Re: NEW: Saint John NB, 1930-2000

Dominion had a very strong presence here. Were they national prior to their 1985 sale/dismantling? They operated at least as far west as Alberta. I’m not sure if they had locations in BC or not. I think Safeway ended up with ...
by Andrew T.
10 Aug 2018 21:39
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: NEW: Saint John NB, 1930-2000
Replies: 3
Views: 5743

Re: NEW: Saint John NB, 1930-2000

... perspective, it's something of a jolt to see a place where Sobeys has been around for decades while A&P and Loblaws were historically MIA! Dominion had a very strong presence here. Were they national prior to their 1985 sale/dismantling?
by Andrew T.
18 May 2018 11:43
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Stores in London, Ontario
Replies: 30
Views: 16398

Re: Stores in London, Ontario

Here's a store-by-store rundown of the artifacts of Dominion ...the fourth piece of London's grocery puzzle after A&P, Loblaws, and Steinberg/Miracle. First off, the store locations that Dominion operated in 1955...all of which, surprisingly, are ...