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by Transit Road
18 Jan 2018 20:57
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Tops Friendly Markets International Super Center
Replies: 5
Views: 5510

Re: Tops Friendly Markets International Super Center

What information are you looking for ? Tops still uses many of the features in other locations that were developed at the Amherst location. There are a few other resources that I could point you to.
by Transit Road
14 Jan 2018 03:09
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Tops Friendly Markets International Super Center
Replies: 5
Views: 5510

Re: Tops Friendly Markets International Super Center

The store is located at 3980 Maple Road in Amherst, NY . Here is some background on the store from Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tops_Friendly_Markets : (Note: Wikipedia should not be taken as the official story of the store / brand, but it contains a good summary of what happened.) "A new...
by Transit Road
29 Aug 2017 02:52
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Rotating Kmart road signs
Replies: 5
Views: 4552

Re: Rotating Kmart road signs

I was reading an article about a closing Kmart in Mishawaka, Indiana which had some old photos and came across this one: https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnew ... 1200%2C696 The store in the photo opened in South Bend, Indiana in 1964 according to the article. Kmart #4176 located at 2055 Walden A...
by Transit Road
02 Jan 2017 04:07
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Park Edge Supermarket Clarence New York
Replies: 10
Views: 11273

Re: Park Edge Supermarket Clarence New York

Here is an ad for the 1966 Grand Opening of the Parke Edge Super Market in Clarence, NY
by Transit Road
30 Nov 2014 23:12
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: 1974 Ads: A&P, Acme, Bells, Loblaws, Park Edge, & More
Replies: 2
Views: 4686

Re: 1974 Ads: A&P, Acme, Bells, Loblaws, Park Edge, & More

Was the B-Kwik connected to Tops? Seems to show quite a few Tops branded items. Perhaps that was an early part of their "convenience stores" chain that they had until not too long ago when they sold to 7/11)? B-Kwik was the franchised / Small format version of Tops Friendly Markets. Even though the...
by Transit Road
30 Nov 2014 23:00
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: November 1974 Ads: A&P WEO, Acme, Loblaws, Tops, & More
Replies: 0
Views: 5040

November 1974 Ads: A&P WEO, Acme, Loblaws, Tops, & More

November 1974: Thanksgiving shopping 40 years ago featured amazingly low prices From the Buffalo (NY) News http://history.buffalonews.com/2014/11/ ... years-ago/ Ads include: A&P WEO Acme Super Saver B-Kwik Bells Loblaws Park Edge Super Duper Tops Friendly Markets Twin Fair Most have store locations...
by Transit Road
27 Nov 2014 15:47
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: 1974 Ads: A&P, Acme, Bells, Loblaws, Park Edge, & More
Replies: 2
Views: 4686

1974 Ads: A&P, Acme, Bells, Loblaws, Park Edge, & More

November 1974: Thanksgiving shopping 40 years ago featured amazingly low prices From the Buffalo (NY) News http://history.buffalonews.com/2014/11/24/november-1974-looking-back-thanksgiving-shopping-40-years-ago/ Ads include: A&P WEO Acme Super Saver B-Kwik Bells Loblaws Park Edge Super Duper Tops Fr...
by Transit Road
10 Aug 2013 19:34
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Tops Friendly Markets
Replies: 0
Views: 4084

Tops Friendly Markets

Tops Friendly Markets has been around since the early 1960's and has gone through many ups and downs but has managed to survive. Here is a Wikipedia version of their history: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tops_Friendly_Markets Over the years, I have seen many of the larger Tops locations, but this i...
by Transit Road
10 Aug 2013 19:07
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Park Edge Supermarket Clarence New York
Replies: 10
Views: 11273

Re: Park Edge Supermarket Clarence New York

Hmmmmm.......I have a feeling I may know Noquarter. Sound like you had delivered papers to our house on Seabrook Drive between Third and Fifths Streets. The names that you mentioned are familiar especially K. Lubkowski (Kevin or Kathy?) I remember watching the progress of the 7-Eleven / Corner Store...
by Transit Road
02 May 2013 06:30
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Park Edge Supermarket Clarence New York
Replies: 10
Views: 11273

Re: Park Edge Supermarket Clarence New York

The person named Transit has a vivid memory & it brought me right back there.We were by Transit & Maple,closer to Sheridan actually in Dana Heights. Wow, that is amazing ! You are from the same neighborhood as I am, plus you are about the same age as I am. (TheLastBabyBoomer is also about the same ...
by Transit Road
29 Apr 2013 04:16
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Park Edge Supermarket Clarence New York
Replies: 10
Views: 11273

Re: Park Edge Supermarket Clarence New York

I Dad ran the store and it seemed like he knew all of his customers by name. Sometimes he would pick out a nice steak in the meat department and he would cook it for us in the managers office in an electric frying pan. The managers office was a small elevated box like room with 4 or 5 foot walls an...
by Transit Road
29 Apr 2013 03:17
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Could this be a former Safeway Marina in Richmond, VA?
Replies: 7
Views: 9221

Could this be a former Safeway Marina in Richmond, VA?

As part of a recent trip to Richmond, VA, I had stumbled across this location: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=14+w+20th+st+richmond,+va&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&ei=JyB-UcrUB7T94APmyYD4BA&ved=0CAsQ_AUoAg The address is 14 West 20th Street Richmond VA 23224 and there are references to "Community Pride, Inc."...
by Transit Road
01 Aug 2012 06:10
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Park Edge Supermarket Clarence New York
Replies: 10
Views: 11273

Re: Park Edge Supermarket Clarence New York

It is very difficult to find any information on the Clarence Mall Park Edge Supermarket and it is even more difficult to find any pictures of the store. I know I have tried to find any information on the store for years, but without much luck. My family and I have have many happy memories of this st...
by Transit Road
05 Sep 2011 03:34
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: A&P in New Hampshire
Replies: 9
Views: 5410

Re: A&P in New Hampshire

sbtinme wrote : But, the worst condition I ever saw an A&P in was one of the two stores in Plattsburgh NY. I cannot remember the name of the plaza, but it was surely the first built in this small city. This store was incredibly dark and very old. It closed probably around 1995. The only A&P location...
by Transit Road
21 Mar 2011 06:00
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Barker's Department Stores
Replies: 45
Views: 29968

Re: Barker's Department Stores

I am pretty sure there was no connection between Barker's and White-Modell. There was a White-Modell location on NY 211 in Middletown, NY that sat empty for years after closing in the mid to late 1970's. This location later became a successful Caldor in the early 1980's. At the other end of Orange C...