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by Kroger472
04 Jul 2010 00:42
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Former Arby's locations
Replies: 18
Views: 13434

Re: Former Arby's locations

The in-mall Arby's at Briarwood Mall in Ann Arbor, Michigan has closed as well.
by Kroger472
22 Oct 2009 02:06
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Former Kroger, Bay City, MI
Replies: 6
Views: 3486

Re: Former Kroger, Bay City, MI

That store looks like the store in Dearborn Michigan (complete with the rounded roof) that became a marshalls a few years ago, my guess is it was originally a mid to late 1960's store.
by Kroger472
17 Sep 2009 02:56
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Early 1940's A&P Ypsilanti, Mi
Replies: 0
Views: 2614

Early 1940's A&P Ypsilanti, Mi

Found this cool article which quotes the description of a 1942 A&P store's opening... Thought it was pretty neat to see...
http://www.annarbor.com/passions-pursui ... permarket/
by Kroger472
07 Aug 2009 01:07
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger Superstores
Replies: 14
Views: 8333

Re: Kroger Superstores

The Ann Arbor Superstore is closing 9/12/2009, and for the record is officially 25,872 Sq. Ft. 36 Years is a nice run.
by Kroger472
23 Mar 2009 01:35
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Drugstores of Michigan
Replies: 7
Views: 7389

Re: Drugstores of Michigan

I can remember 1 of Each: There was an Arbor Drugs at the corner of Hewitt and Ellsworth Roads in Ypsilanti.... It was a strip mall store and is long on to other uses. There Was a Perry Drug Later Rite Aid in a Strip Mall on Washtenaw Ave. in Ypsilanti Next to a Strange 1981 Kroger Superstore.... Bo...
by Kroger472
21 Mar 2009 08:06
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Table of operational Kroger stores in West Virginia
Replies: 29
Views: 14880

Re: Table of operational Kroger stores in West Virginia

Superstores were anywhere from 18,578 Sq. Ft. to 42,000 Sq. Ft.
Standard however was in the 25-42,000 Sq. Ft. Range.
by Kroger472
02 Feb 2009 03:36
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Strange Rite Aid Remodel
Replies: 11
Views: 8208

Re: Strange Rite Aid Remodel

I would have to say that the Aisle, wall and other hanging signage with a few exceptions looks like their modern package, as signs identical to these were installed in the brand-new Rite-Aid at the intersection of Platt and Packard Roads in Ann Arbor, MI (Open 5-2008). The Photo sign and the sign wi...
by Kroger472
24 Jan 2009 02:15
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Mr. Wiggs (Ohio)
Replies: 6
Views: 9260

Re: Mr. Wiggs (Ohio)

A quick Google search shows that they operated out of Ohio and had a location in Fort Wayne, Indiana. There is an autoparts website by the name of Trimbrite that lists them as an authorized retailer.
by Kroger472
11 Dec 2008 03:27
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Marina Safeway in Montana - anyone know which town?
Replies: 12
Views: 7858

Re: Marina Safeway in Montana - anyone know which town?

I wonder if the sign company didn't error in the lettering, five hours doesn't seem like much of an open period.
by Kroger472
11 Nov 2008 21:38
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Value City Department Stores
Replies: 1
Views: 2685

Value City Department Stores

AP- This is from Oct. 28th, 2008, I just noticed this and I wasn't really sure where to put it: Discount retailer Value City Department Stores and its subsidiaries have filed for bankruptcy protection and plan to close their stores. Bankruptcy papers filed in New York say the Columbus, Ohio-based co...
by Kroger472
19 Oct 2008 02:47
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Long John Silver's freestanding stores
Replies: 30
Views: 20172

Re: Long John Silver's freestanding stores

I remember one being in Ypsilanti MI, but like so much in that state it closed about ten years ago. It is a locally owned Thai Restaurant now. On the opposite side of town they built a KFC/Long John Silvers in 2005.
by Kroger472
18 Oct 2008 15:20
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Mervyns
Replies: 94
Views: 55603

Re: Goodbye Mervyns?

The only Mervyn's I knew of in my area (Ann Arbor, MI) closed about the time they went bankrupt and is supposed to open as a Whole Foods soon. It was a one-story location at the west end of a strip-mall.
by Kroger472
16 Oct 2008 17:57
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Former Boston Market locations in your area
Replies: 37
Views: 22088

Re: Former Boston Market locations in your area

The Boston Market on Washtenaw Avenue In Ann Arbor MI just closed and is being converted over to a McDonalds. Something to do with the divestment of Boston Market by McDonalds last year. This location dates from the late 80's or early 90's.
by Kroger472
20 Sep 2008 03:14
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger Superstores
Replies: 14
Views: 8333

Re: Kroger Superstores

Center and left entrance stores seem to be in the minority of those that were built.
by Kroger472
16 Sep 2008 21:16
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger Superstores
Replies: 14
Views: 8333

Re: Kroger Superstores

What might make this odd is that it was opened in the superstore era (3-1-73) although I think somebody else mentioned it might have been planned pre-superstore.