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by Ohio Man
24 Jan 2019 15:13
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at
Replies: 36
Views: 33525

Re: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at

I have edited my original post in this thread to add the following: Grand Union (New Monmouth, New Jersey area) A few years ago, some folks listed Grand Union as defunct on the basis it wasn't the same company after the C&S purchase. My response at the time was that I considered that a judgment call...
by Ohio Man
28 Nov 2018 14:01
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Items you bought at defunct supermarket chains that you still possess
Replies: 2
Views: 1886

Items you bought at defunct supermarket chains that you still possess

Unless the chain in question closed very recently, I wouldn't expect anyone to list any food items. Here's one I can recall at the moment: A good quality manual can opener I bought at a location of the Cincinnati-based Thriftway chain in the late 80's or early 90's. It set me back 5 or 6 bucks. It s...
by Ohio Man
29 Sep 2017 21:43
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at
Replies: 36
Views: 33525

Re: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at

I've added Dominick's (suburban Chicago) to my initial post. The one and only time I was in Dominick's was in 2007. The store seemed pretty busy. The produce looked good and was nicely displayed. Other than that, I don't remember much about it as we didn't spend much time there--just went in to pick...
by Ohio Man
11 Sep 2017 21:38
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at
Replies: 36
Views: 33525

Re: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at

I've added the following to my initial post, all of which I shopped at in the Cincinnati, Ohio area: Marsh Marsh Hometown Market MainStreet Market All of these were various banners of Marsh, which regrettably went out of business recently. The sale to Sun Capital was a really bad idea in the long ru...
by Ohio Man
30 Nov 2016 23:54
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: If you could bring a defunct store back.....
Replies: 32
Views: 22808

Re: If you could bring a defunct store back.....

I would bring Liberal back. They had a rather significant presence here in Cincinnati, including a large store near the University of Cincinnati. I'd like to bring them back for a couple of reasons: (1) I never set foot in one, unless it was when I was too young to remember, and (2) Their name--it w...
by Ohio Man
29 Nov 2016 23:55
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at
Replies: 36
Views: 33525

Re: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at

Ones you browsed in without buying are OK as well. Memory exercises like this are not only fun but remind me of places I've traveled in the past. Also, any lists serve to shed some light on supermarket history. My List: -Albers (Portsmouth, Ohio) -Schwegmann (New Orleans) -Canal Villere (New Orlean...
by Ohio Man
05 May 2011 21:49
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at
Replies: 36
Views: 33525

Re: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at

Ones you browsed in without buying are OK as well. Memory exercises like this are not only fun but remind me of places I've traveled in the past. Also, any lists serve to shed some light on supermarket history. My List: -Albers (Portsmouth, Ohio) -Schwegmann (New Orleans) -Canal Villere (New Orlean...
by Ohio Man
03 May 2011 21:30
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at
Replies: 36
Views: 33525

Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at

Ones you browsed in without buying are OK as well. Memory exercises like this are not only fun but remind me of places I've traveled in the past. Also, any lists serve to shed some light on supermarket history. My List: -Albers (Portsmouth, Ohio) -Schwegmann (New Orleans) -Canal Villere (New Orleans...
by Ohio Man
13 Jan 2010 19:23
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Mystery store: 4033 Rhodes Ave, Portsmouth (New Boston), OH
Replies: 7
Views: 7829

Re: Mystery store: 4033 Rhodes Ave, Portsmouth (New Boston), OH

IGA Foodliners often used a ranch design, not unlike this. The pylon/chimney, I'm less sure about. The Pennyfare chain (part of Thorofare) used a ranch design, but this looks a little small for them. Portsmouth would have been in Kroger & Big Bear territory and neither used designs like these. Coul...
by Ohio Man
11 Jan 2010 22:57
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Greater Cincinnati Supermarkets In 1966
Replies: 0
Views: 3633

Greater Cincinnati Supermarkets In 1966

I'm reading a book titled Vas You Ever In Zinzinnati? A Personal Portrait Of Cincinnati, which came out in 1966. In addition to a history of the area author Dick Perry covers numerous aspects of then-current Cincinnati life. On page 255, he gives a list of Greater Cincinnati supermarkets. as follows...
by Ohio Man
23 Mar 2009 12:37
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Mystery store: 4033 Rhodes Ave, Portsmouth (New Boston), OH
Replies: 7
Views: 7829

Re: Mystery store: 4033 Rhodes Ave, Portsmouth (New Boston), OH

Wow, thanks! You're quite welcome. After posting in this thread, I checked the yellow pages on aol to see if there was a current listing for Blackburn's IGA. Appaently, the Blackburns and IGA have parted company, since the listing at 3520 Rhodes Ave. is now given as "Blackburn's BG Family Food". It...
by Ohio Man
15 Mar 2009 21:46
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Kentucky Roast Beef?
Replies: 27
Views: 14871

Re: Kentucky Roast Beef?

I also remember that in the late 1970's, there was another fast food chain owned by KFC. It was called, Zantigo's. It was KFC's answer to Taco Bell and Taco Time. Obviously, this was before Pepsi bought KFC and Taco Bell. I only remember seeing maybe two Zantigo's. One was a free standing unit in a...
by Ohio Man
15 Mar 2009 21:13
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Mystery store: 4033 Rhodes Ave, Portsmouth (New Boston), OH
Replies: 7
Views: 7829

Re: Mystery store: 4033 Rhodes Ave, Portsmouth (New Boston), OH

IGA Foodliners often used a ranch design, not unlike this. The pylon/chimney, I'm less sure about. The Pennyfare chain (part of Thorofare) used a ranch design, but this looks a little small for them. Portsmouth would have been in Kroger & Big Bear territory and neither used designs like these. Coul...