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by EDEW
12 Oct 2012 00:02
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Macon Georgia area History (Colonial-a&p and others)
Replies: 5
Views: 11591

Re: Macon Georgia area History (Colonial-a&p and others)

Found a pic of the old A&P on Riverside Dr in Macon. The pic has A&P in the background of an old postcard from Quality Inn, which was located in the Riverside Plaza at the time.
(photo courtesy of cardcow.com)

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by EDEW
27 Feb 2012 05:09
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Food Depot.. Any Info?
Replies: 2
Views: 7908

Re: Food Depot.. Any Info?

Even though food depot stores in Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi all would seem to be linked, each group of stores in each of their respective states are owned by different companies. The Mississippi stores are owned by Potter and Sims foods. The Alabama stores are owned by Western Supermarkets of ...
by EDEW
23 Apr 2010 23:41
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Former Big Star/Colonial Locations Still Selling Groceries
Replies: 32
Views: 36522

Re: Former Big Star/Colonial Locations Still Selling Groceries

Add 2 Big Star locations in Atlanta Area

Candler-Mcafee Shopping Center : Former Big Star that operates as Wayfield Foods.
Ash-Morrow Shopping Center: Former Big Star that operates as Food Depot.
by EDEW
21 Apr 2010 00:00
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: The Atlanta Kroger they forgot to remodel
Replies: 7
Views: 7792

Re: The Atlanta Kroger they forgot to remodel

Tonight I was researching big star locations in Decatur, Ga and found two locations near the South Dekalb Winn Dixie. 2738 Candler Road. I remember a Big Star near South Dekalb Mall, this one was right across the street. Big Lots and Roses Stores are in the former location. Candler McAfee Shopping C...
by EDEW
18 Apr 2010 17:22
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: The Atlanta Kroger they forgot to remodel
Replies: 7
Views: 7792

Re: The Atlanta Kroger they forgot to remodel

The winn dixie at the Gallery at South Dekalb was opened in 1971. It was a free standing building built on the outparcel of south dekalb with no surrounding stores. It was in fact a regular winn dixie as late as 2001, then was converted to saverite. It was in fact one of the most neglected Winn Dixi...
by EDEW
17 Apr 2010 08:38
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: Georgia's first enclosed shopping mall
Replies: 0
Views: 5451

Georgia's first enclosed shopping mall

I was recently on Wikipedia, and the listing for avondale mall has the notation "first enclosed shopping mall in Georgia. Which is false. The first enclosed shopping mall in Georgia was the Westgate Mall in Macon, Georgia. Westgate was built in 1961, completely enclosed at opening. The only mall in ...
by EDEW
28 Dec 2009 19:51
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Info about Giant Mart???
Replies: 6
Views: 6123

Re: Info about Giant Mart???

There was a giant mart in Warner Robins, Ga. Based on Warner Robins Sun Ads, Big Apple in the Williams Plaza stopped appearing in print ads,and was replaced with Giant Mart at the same address. I do not believe that giant mart was related to the Altermans chain, Because there was another Big Apple t...
by EDEW
15 Dec 2009 00:52
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Goodbye Eckerd (Rite Aid buys Eckerd and Brooks Drugs)
Replies: 49
Views: 52965

Re: Goodbye Eckerd (Rite Aid buys Eckerd and Brooks Drugs)

The Eckerd Stores in middle georgia acutally were very good stores and actually in good locations most of the time Riverside Dr (Kmart plaza) : opened in 1968, stayed in the same location until 1994 before relocating to riverside and pierce ave in the spring of 1994. During the flood of 94, the new ...
by EDEW
15 Oct 2009 18:54
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: 2 Supermarkets In One Shopping Center
Replies: 68
Views: 83068

Re: 2 Supermarkets In One Shopping Center

This practice was very common in the 50's and 60's Atlanta, Ga Campbellton Plaza (1950's): Kroger and Colonial Stores Macon, Ga Shurlington Plaza (1950's) : Piggly Wiggly and A&P Westgate Mall (1961): Piggly Wiggly and Colonial Stores Warner Robins, Ga Williams Plaza (1958) : Big Apple/Food Giant an...
by EDEW
01 Jul 2009 23:33
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Macon Georgia area History (Kroger)
Replies: 5
Views: 8244

Re: Macon Georgia area History (Kroger)

The kroger on 2471 Pio no no avenue was actually opened in 1963 with the kmart plaza. This K-mart never had a K-mart foods, but I think the early kmarts did not. it looked similar to the moreland ave shopping center location, but was changed in late 73' to the superstore format, as well as a small a...
by EDEW
01 Jul 2009 14:44
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Macon Georgia area History (Piggly Wiggly)
Replies: 9
Views: 10977

Re: Macon Georgia area History (Piggly Wiggly)

Oh, i forgot to talk about the Riverside K-Mart Piggly Wiggly. K-mart opened a store on riverside dr in 1968 with an attatched K-mart foods. When K-mart foods disbanded, Piggly Wiggly opened there (late 1975 to early 1976). There is no documentation to prove that Alterman or Colonial operated this s...
by EDEW
01 Jul 2009 14:37
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Macon Georgia area History (Piggly Wiggly)
Replies: 9
Views: 10977

Re: Macon Georgia area History (Piggly Wiggly)

Piggly Wiggly in Macon is a hard item to tackle because of the changes after the 1980's, but Edric's core examples are correct. Piggly Wiggly has been in Macon since 1919. Clarence Saunders actually came to macon and persuaded 6 grocers to convert to self service operations. These 6 stores would con...
by EDEW
29 Jun 2009 15:10
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Warner Robins GA
Replies: 5
Views: 7607

Re: Warner Robins GA

This topic has been covered in the macon, ga history partially, But A&P was never in a centennial style building in warner robins. the first a&P was in a flat front building on watson boulevard that was vacated in 1966. The Warner Robins Sun has a picture of the location in late 1966 when a furnitur...
by EDEW
29 Jun 2009 01:12
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Vintage Winn Dixie Commercials on YouTube
Replies: 2
Views: 6210

Re: Vintage Winn Dixie Commercials on YouTube

It goes: I know a place, a wide open range where the spirit seems to roam, Ad person usually gives product detail in the middle. Winn Dixie has, a way, a way of the west..... WINN DIXIE.. That commercial was from the late 80's around the time of : You're gonna see the difference at Winn Dixie : Amer...
by EDEW
24 Jun 2009 14:40
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Macon Georgia area History (Winn-Dixie)
Replies: 9
Views: 11744

Re: Macon Georgia area History (Winn-Dixie)

In my previous post i did not talk about winn dixie. Winn Dixie locations in Middle Georgia : Winn Dixie started in Macon on 1444 Broadway in downtown macon as kwik chek in the 1950's. Another location was added in the Parkland Shopping Center in the 1960's. The downtown location was converted to Wi...