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by Rob72830
31 Jul 2012 12:39
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at
Replies: 36
Views: 34546

Re: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at

Here in Arkansas: Harvest Foods (the first one that was formed by the group of investers who bought all the Safeway stores and serviced by Affiliated Foods, that went bankrupt) Food 4 Less Skaggs Albertson's Safeway (I know it still exists but not in Arkansas so to me its defunct) Piggly Wiggly Mad ...
by Rob72830
18 May 2009 07:50
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Safeway Store Brands
Replies: 37
Views: 23936

Re: Safeway Store Brands

I was in a flea market last weekend in Muskogee, OK.....there were four quart-size glass Cragmont bottles....but no mention of Safeway. Embossed on the necks of the bottles was "Marlboro" and the labels were Cragmont brand.....made by Marlboro Beverage Company in California. Later versions of the g...
by Rob72830
18 May 2009 06:07
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Safeway in Arkansas
Replies: 20
Views: 17082

Re: Safeway in Arkansas

I'd be willing to bet they did not operate at the same time. Safeway was notorious for replacing stores in some cases with brand new ones almost right next door A few days ago, I was going through an old trunk at my Dad's house and ran accross a 1984 SW Bell phone book. I thought, what the heck, I a...
by Rob72830
10 Feb 2009 08:20
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Safeway in Arkansas
Replies: 20
Views: 17082

Re: Safeway in Arkansas

I found an article in the Arkansas Times that confirms that old blue building at 12th and Ceder in Little Rock was a Safeway. The article is about the Police Dept. wanting to make it a substation but in the first paragraph it specifically states the old store was a Safeway. Here is a link to the sto...
by Rob72830
07 Feb 2009 21:19
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Woolco
Replies: 43
Views: 40545

Re: Woolco

My first job out of high school was at Woolco's in the McCain shopping center across from McCain Mall in North Little Rock. I worked there for a couple of months in 79. I worked part time as a stock boy. It had the Red Grill which I had to clean every Wednesday. I also remember on payday they didn't...
by Rob72830
07 Feb 2009 09:16
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Original Safeway Interiors in Colorado?
Replies: 2
Views: 4598

Re: Original Safeway Interiors in Colorado?

Thanks for the info. I also didn't know there were Safeways in Nebraska. If I do make a trip, Nebraska would be closer and I would rather see the old interior. Not really interested in the new stuff. Going to google Safeway Nebraska and see what I come up with. Thanks again.

Robert
by Rob72830
07 Feb 2009 01:54
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Safeway in Arkansas
Replies: 20
Views: 17082

Re: Safeway in Arkansas

Thanks guys. You are probably right about this being an old independent. I can't recall anything specifically about this store being a Safeway, just some sort of feeling I am having. When I go down there, I will go by a get a picture anyway and if it is still a thrift store I will go in Maybe someon...
by Rob72830
07 Feb 2009 01:21
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Kroger in England, AR
Replies: 6
Views: 5275

Re: Kroger in England, AR

Thanks guys. I am going down there and get some pictures. Hopefully I will be able to get some interior shots.
by Rob72830
06 Feb 2009 20:31
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Kroger in England, AR
Replies: 6
Views: 5275

Kroger in England, AR

Growing up in Arkansas there was really only 2 grocery store chains, Safeway and Kroger. I was Googling Kroger when I came upon this strange looking store in England, AR. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=301+Pine+Bluff+Hwy,+England,+AR&sll=40.69686,-74.088836&sspn=0.009013...
by Rob72830
06 Feb 2009 20:07
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Safeway in NC
Replies: 28
Views: 21622

Re: Safeway in NC??

Perhaps someone wanted to cash in on the Safeway name?
by Rob72830
06 Feb 2009 09:29
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Kroger Family Centers
Replies: 68
Views: 55201

Re: Kroger Family Centers

Does anyone know where any of these Kroger Family Centers were located in Arkansas? Since I live in Arkansas I would love to go and see one up close. Thanks
by Rob72830
06 Feb 2009 01:51
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Safeway, Charlottesville, 1972
Replies: 12
Views: 14651

Re: Safeway, Charlottesville, 1972

I saw that building too and I am having a hard time imagining it as a Safeway store. With all the garage doors and the odd shape I wonder if it could have been a distribution center. Part of the building looks like a freezer. There is a railroad track running along the southside of the building. I w...
by Rob72830
06 Feb 2009 00:54
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Original Safeway Interiors in Colorado?
Replies: 2
Views: 4598

Original Safeway Interiors in Colorado?

Does anyone know if there are any Safeway's in Colorado that still use the old interiors? Any marinas? The reason I ask is that I believe the nearest Safeway to me is in Denver. (I live in Clarksville, AR) I would love some photos of the old stores because those are the ones I grew up going to. Than...
by Rob72830
06 Feb 2009 00:54
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Recently closed marina Safeway in Olympia
Replies: 10
Views: 5637

Re: Recently closed marina Safeway in Olympia

That is really sad. To tear down fairly new stores. To me at least, since I haven't stepped into a Safeway since 1985 before I joined the Navy. When I got back in 92 Safeway had already sold out in Arkansas. I appreciate the photos, especially of the interior.

Robert
by Rob72830
05 Feb 2009 23:02
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Safeway in Arkansas
Replies: 20
Views: 17082

Re: Safeway in Arkansas

Wow! I didn't know safeway was in Little Rock way back then. Thanks for letting me know. I thought Safeway didn't come into the state until sometime in the 50's because all I saw growing up were the stores built in the 50's and later. Since I am only 47 and don't remember the 20's or 30's I wonder i...