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by Nutball Gazette
07 Mar 2009 21:48
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Grocers in "real" malls - not strip malls
Replies: 79
Views: 65773

Re: Grocers in "real" malls - not strip malls

There was a Winn Dixie in the Brevard Mall (Melbourne Fl) on Babcock Street. Accross from Publix and melbourne High School. That Mall is reported to be the 1st Indoor mall Edward Debartolo ever built.
by Nutball Gazette
07 Mar 2009 21:16
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Publix Markets with "wings" in Florida
Replies: 15
Views: 10288

Re: Publix Markets with "wings" in Florida

As for Tampa, the Nebraska Avenue store was probably the first store of that type to be built in that area, although nearby Lakeland had two, I believe, by that time. George Jenkins had purchased a Tampa chain, American Stores, in the late thirties and renamed them Publix over a period of time. The...
by Nutball Gazette
07 Mar 2009 21:14
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: A&P Merritt Island FL
Replies: 4
Views: 4267

Re: Publix Markets with "wings" in Florida

And off this topic, but at least directly across the street... was also an A&P. ... I'm not sure when the A&P closed, but at least for a bit in the 80s there was a new-build Family Mart a bit to the west on FL 520...not sure of the exact spot, but I think it was not too far from the Mercury/Merkur ...
by Nutball Gazette
07 Mar 2009 21:07
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Hill's? Hill's-Korvette?
Replies: 35
Views: 41905

Re: Hill's? Hill's-Korvette?

I believe that at one time Hills was owned by a company called Pueblo International, I think out of san Jaun. When I first moved to Central Florida there was a warehouse Store called Xtra that was owned by the same company,
by Nutball Gazette
07 Mar 2009 20:55
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: New York area: Blue Jay Markets
Replies: 12
Views: 10099

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Grand union is long gone in the New York/New Jersey area. I live in Norther NJ and most of the Grand Union locations became Stop and Shops. I believe that there are a few Grand Union store still operating in Northern New York. Although the look is different, these were once part of the bigger chain...
by Nutball Gazette
07 Mar 2009 20:50
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: New York area: Billy Blake? Food Parade?
Replies: 31
Views: 28897

Re: New York area: Billy Blake? Food Parade?

I can't help you with New Jersey, but as a kid I also went shopping at Great Eastern Mills -- later shortened to Great Eastern -- on Long Island, and possibly in Queens and/or Brooklyn, though I remember them being in Jersey too. It was one of a number of smaller regional discount chains in the 60s...
by Nutball Gazette
07 Mar 2009 20:48
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: New York area: Billy Blake? Food Parade?
Replies: 31
Views: 28897

Re: New York area: Billy Blake? Food Parade?

My apologies for my late entry into this thread, but I wanted to mention that I, too, recall Billy Blake's. There was one in Smithtown, just east of where Routes 25 and 25A merge (at the Bull statue). The building looked very much like the Suffolk Life building turbocsx photographed, down to the pa...