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by John Michael
15 Jun 2007 21:54
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Hill's? Hill's-Korvette?
Replies: 35
Views: 41906

Jamesway

I also recall that Jamesway was somewhat of a W.T. Grants - both of which were never known to be upscale. I remember visiting a Jamesway in, I believe, Port Jervis, New York on a family outing to what we called Upstate. I bought a 45 RPM record there - I do not know how I remember that. It was locat...
by John Michael
27 Jan 2007 00:02
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: New York area: Blue Jay Markets
Replies: 12
Views: 10099

Dear Valleyankee: Just for the record and from a person who has no life whatsoever. I was reading an article last month that stated King Kullen Grocery Company bought into Blue Jay Markets in 1966. There were nine (9) Blue Jay Markets in 1966. King Kullen decided to change their look by 1969 and dro...
by John Michael
26 Jan 2007 23:47
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Halo Anybody Halo?
Replies: 0
Views: 2532

Halo Anybody Halo?

Dear Group: Have gotten to love this Message Board. For years I have been looking for bottles of Halo Shampoo. I rarely am able to find the golden / menthol type from the 1950's on e-bay but can never find that newer vintage version from the late 1960s - 1970s. Oh, how I loved that deep blue color a...
by John Michael
28 Oct 2006 13:00
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: King Kullen Grocery Company, Inc
Replies: 5
Views: 5220

Jared wrote:The one near my just closed. I walked by the front the other day, and its completely empty inside.
Jared:
Which King Kullen just closed? Just interested.
Michael
by John Michael
09 Oct 2006 21:50
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: New York: Bohacks
Replies: 20
Views: 27234

Hey Turbocsx: My mistake. There were two (2) A & P stores in Riverhead. My father set me straight on this. I confused the one that was located off of Main Street as a Bohack. There were no Bohack's Markets in Riverhead. However, the Bohacks in Southampton was recently raised to make room for the exp...
by John Michael
17 Sep 2006 12:06
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: New York area: Billy Blake? Food Parade?
Replies: 31
Views: 28897

Dear Turbocxs - the former Harrows WAS the former King Kullen Supermarket. It was build by King Kullen and maintained by them until 1973 - my mother used to shop there. Later, after it closed, it then became Harrows. The 10 foot tower above used to read the King Kullen logo in red neon, right at the...
by John Michael
17 Sep 2006 11:31
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: A&P/Plus! Warehouse stores
Replies: 10
Views: 6831

Plus Supermarkets

Sorry Turbo, I cannot recall ever seeing one of these. However in my mental photo album, which tells the world that I never did have a life, I recall it having light blue lettering, all in capitals, within a rectangular box. I also recall a touch of orange. Am I correct? Is this the one?
by John Michael
17 Sep 2006 11:25
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: New York Area: A&P
Replies: 17
Views: 12296

A & P

I hated the A & P Store. The one in Southampton was an institution to that town. In fact Turbo - while growing up my first exposure to supermarkets were: A & P, Bohack, IGA, and King Kullen. The later became a Gristedes. Now there is a name for you to search. I do believe though that it was only fou...
by John Michael
17 Sep 2006 11:15
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: New York: Food Basket
Replies: 5
Views: 5684

I never heard of Food Basket. However, I spent most of my time in Brooklyn. Where in Queens was it located? It may have been an independent store of something. Now Grand Union, that is another story. I remember them well.
by John Michael
17 Sep 2006 11:12
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: New York: Bohacks
Replies: 20
Views: 27234

Bohacks "The Meat People"

I sure do remember Bohack. I also worked with a few former Bohack people back when I also worked for King Kullen - in the deli department. Bohack had nothing to do with A & P though. If I recall correctly, almost every town had a Bohack. They were all over Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. We even ha...
by John Michael
15 Sep 2006 22:11
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: New York area: Waldbaums (Safeway?)
Replies: 34
Views: 37801

Big V?

Somewhere in my supermarket memory the name Big V stands. However, I seem also to recall Victory Supermarkets that we would see when traveling to upstate New York. Would this be the same chain? Why does Big V stand out to me?
by John Michael
15 Sep 2006 22:06
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: New York area: Blue Jay Markets
Replies: 12
Views: 10099

New York area: Blue Jay Markets

Dear fellow baby boomers from New York: Here is one for you. This should set Edric Floyd and Jeffery55 back a few yards. Do any of you remember Blue Jay Markets? I recall one being in St. James and yet another in Smithtown. Most impressed by there massive blue neon lights. There may have been only f...
by John Michael
15 Sep 2006 00:50
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Horn & Hardart coffee anyone?
Replies: 1
Views: 3353

Horn & Hardart coffee anyone?

Horn & Hardant was to only automat I was exposed to growing up in New York. I even participated within a feeding in Philadelphia. I still recall the little glass doors that held such delicious looking food items prisoner until you dropped your coin or token into the slot to rescue it. I still have s...
by John Michael
15 Sep 2006 00:40
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: W T Grant
Replies: 66
Views: 72936

W. T. Grants had a big store in Riverhead, New York. I believe that it closed in the late-1970's, after it built on to double its own size. Today, it is a Wal-Mart. I even remember this W. T. Grants having its own restaurant and snack bar, in two (2) different locations within the same store. In the...
by John Michael
15 Sep 2006 00:30
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Arthur Treacher's Fish and Chips
Replies: 27
Views: 30044

Would you believe that we still have both a Long John Silver's and an Arthur Treacher's Fish and Chips here in Cleveland? Just passed them both yesterday. Some things just will not die here.