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by robdude
09 Sep 2015 18:11
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: mystery store, Greenwood, IN
Replies: 3
Views: 3615

Re: mystery store, Greenwood, IN

Okay, thanks. Neat looking building. I haven't been to Indy more than a few times, and I've never been in a Marsh, though I hear some the Marketplace stores have a really weird layout and the O'Malia store on S. Meridian is supposedly an 80s-90s time capsule, according to a friend down there. I did ...
by robdude
08 Sep 2015 16:00
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: mystery store, Greenwood, IN
Replies: 3
Views: 3615

mystery store, Greenwood, IN

Drove past this the other day, there's a marina/Penn Fruit kinda looking place next to this K Mart building. Looks closed and the parking lot is sealed off from traffic now. https://www.google.com/maps/@39.604273,-86.1078379,3a,75y,227.75h,85t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sSeF2kDEHqYoDdM1RpcsEtw!2e0!7i3328!8i...
by robdude
17 Apr 2013 22:52
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: more old school Krogers closed, SE MI
Replies: 0
Views: 4085

more old school Krogers closed, SE MI

http://www.candgnews.com/news/end-era-riverland-kroger Not sure if I posted that when it happened. Original greenhouse (last unaltered exterior greenhouse still operating as a Kroger in metro Detroit that I know of) with a grid interior. The suggested Kroger to visit instead is nowhere near this one...
by robdude
23 Jan 2012 01:25
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Kroger demolished, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Replies: 1
Views: 2445

Kroger demolished, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI

http://www.candgnews.com/news/mack-moross-kroger-demolition-under-way http://www.grossepointenews.com/Articles-i-2011-03-10-244216.114135-Farms-Kroger-coming-down.html Really sad to see this one go. It had the black on white signage and the Bauhaus interior, for the most part. It had some modern sig...
by robdude
23 Jan 2012 01:17
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Kroger greenhouse closed Jan 2012
Replies: 0
Views: 2715

Kroger greenhouse closed Jan 2012

http://www.candgnews.com/news/end-era-riverland-kroger Sterling Heights, Michigan. Last unmolested greenhouse that I know of in SE MI still operating as a Kroger. (Others still operate, heavily remodeled.) Had the grid interior, probably a mid-sized floorplan, no pharmacy, layout was quite similar t...
by robdude
23 Jan 2012 01:10
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Odd A&P architecture
Replies: 10
Views: 5134

Re: Odd A&P architecture

I might have asked this before, but I can't recall. Our A&P here in Oscoda, MI moved in the mid-1970s to their fourth and final location, which looks like this . It looked exactly the same its entire life — when A&P started closing stores in 1992, it became Big Valu for a few months, then Carter's ...
by robdude
23 Jan 2012 00:29
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Early Walgreens stores in Michigan
Replies: 6
Views: 7131

Re: Early Walgreens stores in Michigan

A little more searching shows that Walgreens also had mall based stores in Flint in at least Eastland (now Courtland) and Dort Mall. By the late 70s, these were both Perry. Genesee Valley also had a Perry for a while, so I wonder if it was a Walgreens too. I remember Lakeside in Sterling Heights an...
by robdude
10 Sep 2011 20:13
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Sears Hardware, dead chain?
Replies: 8
Views: 6912

Re: Sears Hardware, dead chain?

Sears Hardware has been gone since probably 05 or 96 in SE MI. I miss it dearly; the prices weren't great but it was one of the closest retail establishments to my house and I really, really dislike ACO (SE MI hardware chain).
by robdude
10 Sep 2011 20:05
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: 5915 Yonge, North York ON
Replies: 14
Views: 17929

Re: 5915 Yonge, North York ON

I just drove up Yonge the other night. The store appears to have a conventional roofline now. :( This store also looks a lot like a Ralphs (I think on Ventura Blvd.) I've seen in a book on Googie architecture, probably written by Alan Hess. The Food Basics logo is slightly different now, too, but yo...
by robdude
10 Sep 2011 19:43
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Southampton Waldbaums/A & P.
Replies: 2
Views: 2825

Re: Southampton Waldbaums/A & P.

Yes, South for sure and possibly East. I'd have to find them, though. I was in Southampton 12/09 right before winter came. I went in that store. Amazing what they can do with that small of a space. The outside bottle return machines were both broken. I'm pretty sure East was a centennial. The Southa...
by robdude
04 Jul 2011 13:32
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Early Kmart closures (PRE-1994)
Replies: 21
Views: 16376

Re: Early Kmart closures (PRE-1994)

Back to Michigan... The Belleville store and the Ypsilanti store definitely coexisted. The Belleville store was more than likely built at KM's peak. It did not have a KM Foods that I know of, but it had a supermarket-sized space at the other end of the plaza (last time I went by it was a Dunham's Sp...
by robdude
25 May 2011 22:47
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: McDonald's Express
Replies: 14
Views: 11876

Re: McDonald's Express

[quote="TenPoundHammerAlso, a large number of Meijer stores had McDonald's in them. I remember that all three "original" Meijers in Flint had McDonald's in them — Pierson Rd. and Center Rd. both had it in a balcony, but Hill Rd. just had it at the back of the store. Unlike the reduced-menu ones in W...
by robdude
18 May 2011 20:25
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: 10 Most Unique McDonald's
Replies: 15
Views: 12676

Re: 10 Most Unique McDonald's

In the early 90s, I remember a unique McDonald's which was either in Toledo, Ohio or Detroit, Michigan. It actually looked more like a bank on the outside. I don't remember exactly where this was, but remember it was adjacent to a mall we stopped at on the way to the airport, and I was with my uncl...
by robdude
25 Oct 2009 13:12
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Former Kroger, Bay City, MI
Replies: 6
Views: 3600

Re: Former Kroger, Bay City, MI

There's an ex-Kroger with an arched roof in Dearborn, at Westborn. http://tch546.tripod.com/smkt/kroco.html
by robdude
12 Oct 2009 18:57
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Early Kmart closures (PRE-1994)
Replies: 21
Views: 16376

Re: Early Kmart closures (PRE-1994)

1. Ypsilanti, MI, Grove at Emerick...visible from I94, I think this closed before 1994. Shopping center interesting also because the Farmer Jack had one of those tall yellow signs. Store has never reopened as anything else. 2. I remember seeing one in Adrian, MI, probably 1991 or so. Don't know if i...