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by ajsanjua
12 Sep 2012 18:50
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Former Big Star/Colonial Locations Still Selling Groceries
Replies: 32
Views: 32574

Re: Former Big Star/Colonial Locations Still Selling Groceri

Elizabeth City, NC - former Colonial/Big Star - amazingly still open as Food Lion
by ajsanjua
15 Jul 2010 12:48
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Another Red and White Store closing
Replies: 2
Views: 3926

Another Red and White Store closing

One of the last independent supermarkets in northeastern NC is closing after ~30-40(?) years in South Mills, halfway between Chesapeake, VA and Elizabeth City, NC. I learned of the tragedy in the papers this morning and ventured there shortly after. Pictures are included below. Most of the store's s...
by ajsanjua
06 Feb 2009 16:56
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Safeway in NC
Replies: 28
Views: 20530

Safeway in NC??

Ran across this website randomly - it seems that Safeway recently HAD at least two stores in NC, though I can no longer find them on their corporate website. Does anyone know why they would put an isolated store in NC? http://www.geospot.com/gs/Info?xsi=/gsdata/biz/28/76/b1908776/b1908776.xsent http...
by ajsanjua
06 Feb 2009 14:12
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Winn-Dixie store variants of 50s 60s 70s
Replies: 0
Views: 3162

Winn-Dixie store variants of 50s 60s 70s

Do anybody have pictures of typical Winn-Dixie store designs from the 50s, 60s and the 70s?
by ajsanjua
30 Jan 2009 15:12
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Gable Safeway(?) in Richland, WA
Replies: 3
Views: 2762

Gable Safeway(?) in Richland, WA

I also spotted this interesting piece further down Jadwin Ave. in/near downtown Richland, WA. I suspected at first that this was a c. late 1960s-1970's gable Safeway, but a few elements seem to be out of place, at least when looking at a 'normal' Safeway, esp. the front rather than side doors, plus ...
by ajsanjua
30 Jan 2009 14:59
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Mystery supermarket in Richland, WA
Replies: 1
Views: 2174

Mystery supermarket in Richland, WA

I ran across this very interesting piece while driving cross-country this summer. From the architecture, I assume that this neighborhood Rec Center behind the Days Inn on Jadwin Ave. might have been a supermarket in a previous life. Any ideas as to what it might have been? http://ussenterprise100.go...
by ajsanjua
19 Jan 2009 19:05
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Be-lo stores in Hampton Roads(Not to be confused with Bi-Lo)
Replies: 2
Views: 2799

Re: Be-lo stores in Hampton Roads(Not to be confused with Bi-Lo)

Yes, I've noticed over the past few years that Be-Lo and Fresh Pride locations have disappeared gradually - in my experience, the most visible absences along US 13 on the Eastern Shore, which I assume contained the perfect customer demographic for the chain until Food Lion started expanding up that ...
by ajsanjua
18 Jan 2009 17:34
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Be-lo stores in Hampton Roads(Not to be confused with Bi-Lo)
Replies: 2
Views: 2799

Be-lo stores in Hampton Roads(Not to be confused with Bi-Lo)

Can anyone shed some light on what Be-lo stores in the Tidewater region of VA were. All I know is that they tended to operate small markets in inner city locations as well as in some of the surrounding small towns. I believe that they were/still are owned by Camellia Foods. I would like to know the ...
by ajsanjua
13 Jan 2009 23:52
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: 7-11
Replies: 36
Views: 21377

Re: 7-11

There are still some 7-11's that are still branded under Citgo despite ending the contract. I could be wrong though, assuming that corporate has not gotten around to changing the signage on some of their stores.
by ajsanjua
10 Jan 2009 11:19
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Bestway, Walker Ave, Greensboro NC upgrade
Replies: 1
Views: 3562

Re: Bestway, Walker Ave, Greensboro NC upgrade

It's good that some people care enough about that old store to fix it up and perhaps keep it in operation for another few decades. If only more businessmen and women cared enough about our supermarkets....
by ajsanjua
06 Dec 2008 01:23
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Pylon Sign Returns to Winn-Dixie
Replies: 7
Views: 4706

Re: Pylon Sign Returns to Winn-Dixie

The pylon itself, the high interior walls and the large air vents suggest that this may be one of their older stores, probably not an attempt at retro designing. But I am curious due to the store's location within Jacksonville - might this be their flagship store?
by ajsanjua
30 Nov 2008 09:26
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Safeway in Delaware
Replies: 15
Views: 8145

Re: Safeway in Delaware

That store has been defunct as a Safeway since at least 2004. As I recall, they have a new store about a mile or so north.
by ajsanjua
14 Nov 2008 12:51
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: FARM FRESH SUPERMARKETS IN NORTH CAROLINA
Replies: 7
Views: 6995

Re: FARM FRESH SUPERMARKETS IN NORTH CAROLINA

Thanks! I'd love to see that photo. The large rectangular facade on the EC store was replaced around 1993 or so with a beige type stucco that is still on the building today, an odd move considering their impending departure shortly which, (and correction), may have been in 1995 or 6. Pictures when i...
by ajsanjua
13 Nov 2008 09:03
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: FARM FRESH SUPERMARKETS IN NORTH CAROLINA
Replies: 7
Views: 6995

Re: FARM FRESH SUPERMARKETS IN NORTH CAROLINA

Can any one tell me what a Rich's or Giant store looked like? I seem to remember the original Farm Fresh here as a grayish building with an enormous round-cornered rectangular facade holding the Farm Fresh logo. The most interesting part were the (hundred or so?) chasing lamps around the facade. I t...
by ajsanjua
08 Nov 2008 05:37
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Retro Ingles
Replies: 10
Views: 11942

Re: Retro Ingles

A seventies era orange and yellow Ingles still exists, or rather existed when I visited Sylva (S. of Cherokee) in 2005. It might still exist today...