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by MassMan
12 Feb 2010 22:25
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: SuperValu selling all Connecticut Shaw's stores
Replies: 0
Views: 2546

SuperValu selling all Connecticut Shaw's stores

Shaw's owner, SuperValu, out of Minneapolis, is selling it's entire 18 store Connecticut divisioon. Stop & Shop will purchase 5 stores. Eleven stores will be purchased by Wakefern which operates the PriceRite and ShopRite banners. There is currently no buyer for two stores. Shaw's had operated in Co...
by MassMan
26 Jun 2009 20:28
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Filene's Basement files for bankruptcy...again
Replies: 2
Views: 2822

Re: Filene's Basement files for bankruptcy...again

I'm behind on updating so, for anyone interested, the bidding process for Filene's Basement was re-opened; Men's Wearhouse was dropped, and Sym's ("Where an educated consumer is our best customer") is the new winner/owner of Filene's Basement: http://www.boston.com/business/articles/2009/06/17/filen...
by MassMan
06 Jun 2009 00:24
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Filene's Basement files for bankruptcy...again
Replies: 2
Views: 2822

Re: Filene's Basement files for bankruptcy...again

Men's Wearhouse has purchased Filene's Basement in a bidding war. The Filene's Basement brand will live on:

http://www.boston.com/business/ticker/2 ... house.html
by MassMan
24 May 2009 20:39
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Filene's Basement files for bankruptcy...again
Replies: 2
Views: 2822

Filene's Basement files for bankruptcy...again

Boston-based Filene's Basement has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the second time since 2000 and it will never be the same chain again:

http://www.boston.com/business/articles ... _basement/
by MassMan
02 May 2009 11:07
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Those little roller-coaster things groceries traveled on
Replies: 17
Views: 14742

Re: Those little roller-coaster things groceries traveled on

Someone mentioned the Star Market at Porter Square in Cambridge, MA. That store WAS remodeled a couple of years ago but I don't know if they have a conveyor system. One store that may still have one is the Shaw's (now Star Market) on Commonwealth Ave in Allston, MA (Boston). Let me first say that th...
by MassMan
19 Dec 2008 16:54
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: First Levitz, now Wickes
Replies: 11
Views: 6266

Re: First Levitz, now Wickes

Central Massachusetts/New England furniture buyers have a several places they can buy furniture and these are places that have become well known over the years from their owners/operators advertising on television/radio using themselves as pitchmen: -Jordan's Furniture (with Barry and Elliott althou...
by MassMan
05 Dec 2008 00:06
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Early okeefe/John T Occonor/ First NationalStore
Replies: 3
Views: 2598

Re: Early okeefe/John T Occonor/ First NationalStore

That web address doesn't come close to working. The first part should more than likely be http:// rather than what you have typed in your post. I tried several variations including using http://www before ecommunity. So try again please.
by MassMan
31 Oct 2008 23:53
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Central Massachusetts
Replies: 6
Views: 5526

Re: Central Massachusetts

There was an independent called Orlando's in the Worecester market at least through the mid 70's. Can't remember how many stores they had. I recall one in Shrewsbury across from Spag's and Frosty's. The building (since torn down and rebuilt) now houses several businesses. Orlando's Meat Shop was st...
by MassMan
24 Oct 2008 22:34
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Former Boston Market locations in your area
Replies: 37
Views: 23466

Re: Former Boston Market locations in your area

umtrr-author wrote: At least one Boston Market in eastern Massachusetts is closed, although the signs indicating its presence are still posted on the Interstate (grrr...)
Where? On the Mass Pike? I was on the Mass Pike earlier tonight as a matter of fact.
by MassMan
19 Oct 2008 20:08
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Former Boston Market locations in your area
Replies: 37
Views: 23466

Re: Former Boston Market locations in your area

I can't let all you Left Coast people have all the fun. Here in central Massachusetts, according to the Boston Market website, there are 32 BM locations within 50 miles of my street address. There is just one within 5 miles of me and that is in Worcester, MA but I don't know how long it's been there...
by MassMan
11 Aug 2008 22:19
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: DEFUNCT Home Improvement Chains
Replies: 34
Views: 31355

Re: DEFUNCT Home Improvement Chains

Grossman's is long gone. They were headquartered here in Mass. I believe.
by MassMan
11 Aug 2008 22:10
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Albertsons's Health and Home Division
Replies: 4
Views: 7163

Re: Albertsons's Health and Home Division

This is from Wikipedia: On January 23, 2006, CVS announced that it had agreed to acquire the freestanding drug store operations of supermarket chain Albertsons. The deal included the acquisition of 700 drug stores trading under the Osco Drug and Sav-On Drugs banners, mostly in the Midwest and Southw...
by MassMan
11 Aug 2008 21:50
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Central Massachusetts
Replies: 6
Views: 5526

Re: Central Massachusetts

This particular post hasn't been touched in nearly 3 years but I'll go with it anyway although answering a "dead" thread probably isn't a good way to start my Groceteria message board career. -Concerning the above-mentioned Shaw's/Webster Square in Worcester, Shaw's had the old Zayre's/Ames building...