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by Groceteria
22 May 2019 10:55
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: NEW: Milwaukee, 1930-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 362

Re: NEW: Milwaukee, 1930-2015

This ad is from June 1964, and it definitely sounds as if this was a specialty foods boutique, and not a conventional supermarket. Nice. There was a (minor) trend toward small-format inner-city stores in the 1960s. Safeway did similar stores in DC and SF, though most of these were located in apartm...
by Groceteria
21 May 2019 21:58
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: NEW: Milwaukee, 1930-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 362

Re: NEW: Milwaukee, 1930-2015

Because I'm an irredeemable nerd, I dove into Ancestry and found that Kohl's "produce-only" store under "Fruit Dealers -- Retail" in 1950. It was at 2244 N 3rd St (now Dr MLK Jr Dr) and is now a Subway.
by Groceteria
21 May 2019 21:39
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: NEW: Milwaukee, 1930-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 362

Re: NEW: Milwaukee, 1930-2015

Kohl's newspaper ads of the late 1940s and early 1950s list a "produce only" store at "Third Street at North Avenue." This location doesn't appear in the table...and since no precise number was given in the ads (nor do they specify whether this was West North or East North), it's hard to tell where...
by Groceteria
21 May 2019 21:31
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: NEW: Spokane WA, 1925-1960
Replies: 7
Views: 3089

Re: NEW: Spokane WA, 1925-1960

explorersea wrote:
19 May 2019 20:05
I have a list of Spokane stores in 1994, hope this is informational:
Most definitely. Thanks!
by Groceteria
21 May 2019 21:30
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: NEW; Anchorage, 1968 and 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1694

Re: NEW; Anchorage, 1968 and 2018

explorersea wrote:
19 May 2019 19:57
In 1994 these were the Alaska Safeway stores (pre Carrs acquisition)
Excellent. Thanks!
by Groceteria
21 May 2019 21:29
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: NEW: Battle Creek, 1926-1995
Replies: 1
Views: 20

NEW: Battle Creek, 1926-1995

For your Tuesday night browsing pleasure. Presumably the full range of Kellogg's products was available here:

https://www.groceteria.com/place/us-mic ... tle-creek/
by Groceteria
20 May 2019 18:54
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: NEW: Milwaukee, 1930-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 362

Re: NEW: Milwaukee, 1930-2015

* 8201 W Burleigh St. Perhaps there was a typo or a numbering shift? Google puts this address in a residential neighbourhood. That one was a copy/paste issue on my part. The correct addresses are 8201 W. Blue Mound for Kohl's (continuing the earlier dates for that address) and 9015 W. Burleigh for ...
by Groceteria
17 May 2019 20:42
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Chatham, ON chain grocery/supermarket history, 1925-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 158

Re: Chatham, ON chain grocery/supermarket history, 1925-2019

Updates deployed and thanks for lovely photos and more research.
by Groceteria
17 May 2019 20:17
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: NEW: Milwaukee, 1930-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 362

Re: NEW: Milwaukee, 1930-2015

I'm not certain but I think Del Farm was in Denver in the mid 1970s?? National seems to have used that brand to some extent in most of its regions. In addition to Milwaukee and other parts of Wisconsin and Illinois, they also used the name in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Denver, and Pittsburgh (on for...
by Groceteria
17 May 2019 19:30
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Grand Rapids, Michigan chain grocery/supermarket locations
Replies: 13
Views: 5588

Re: Grand Rapids, Michigan chain grocery/supermarket locations

Fun additions to the Grand Rapids page (scans from vertical file items at the Grand Rapids Public Library):

https://www.groceteria.com/place/us-mic ... nd-rapids/
by Groceteria
11 May 2019 22:35
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Stratford, ON chain grocery/supermarket history, 1925-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: Stratford, ON chain grocery/supermarket history, 1925-2019

The Stratford Public Library is very small, and had little in the way of directories or local history resources to speak of...I was referred 3 km down the road to the Stratford-Perth Archives for that. The Stratford-Perth Archives charged a $5 day fee for the privilege of looking through their box ...
by Groceteria
11 May 2019 22:30
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: NEW: Milwaukee, 1930-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 362

Re: NEW: Milwaukee, 1930-2015

Looking at the evidence, it's apparent that the chain history of Milwaukee can be divided into three distinct eras. I'd say this pretty much sums it up. Milwaukee was fascinating to study in that it didn't really have the fast and steep decline of many upper midwestern cities, though the major chai...
by Groceteria
11 May 2019 22:25
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Grand Rapids, Michigan chain grocery/supermarket locations
Replies: 13
Views: 5588

Re: Grand Rapids, Michigan chain grocery/supermarket locations

I'm working on Grand Rapids post-1960 right now and have solved two of the Meijer mystery addresses from Andrew T's excellent work. One was a short-lived store downtown at 80 Ottawa St SW, while the other was an additional listing for the Woodward Avenue store. I've also been able to fill in the mis...
by Groceteria
11 May 2019 15:42
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: NEW: Milwaukee, 1930-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 362

Re: NEW: Milwaukee, 1930-2015

Andrew T. wrote:
11 May 2019 11:44
May I reproduce (and credit) some of your Kohl's pictures on Supermartifacts?
Of course. I may add a few to this site later today or tomorrow. And thanks for the scoop on Kohl's II.