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by drubinoff
10 Sep 2011 21:41
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: 5915 Yonge, North York ON
Replies: 14
Views: 17739

Re: 5915 Yonge, North York ON

Ugh....What they did to the old arched Metro (late 1950s Grand Union....which was a Miracle Mart by the 70s and 80s) is GOD AWFUL. See the Metro store at the link below. The beautiful arch has been smothered by postmodern guck. http://g.co/maps/pgygj It used to look like this Metro (ne Grand Union) ...
by drubinoff
25 May 2009 11:44
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: 5915 Yonge, North York ON
Replies: 14
Views: 17739

Re: 5915 Yonge, North York ON

Was this location built by Steinberg or Grand Union?
by drubinoff
25 May 2009 11:40
Forum: History: Outside the USA and Canada
Topic: Sainsbury featured in a film: "Cashback"
Replies: 0
Views: 4838

Sainsbury featured in a film: "Cashback"

Thought I'd mention that I recently viewed the 2007 British film "Cashback", which is about an artist who works in a Sainsbury supermarket....there's a rather revealing fantasy scene. ;) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cashback_film Fans of recent supermarket design might be interested in viewing it fo...
by drubinoff
25 May 2009 11:33
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Miracle Mart in Toronto
Replies: 2
Views: 7615

Re: Miracle Mart in Toronto

I see that someone has posted these were built as Grand Unions in the 1950s.
by drubinoff
25 May 2009 11:32
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Toronto: 1958 Grand Union nominated for designation
Replies: 2
Views: 8564

Re: Toronto: 1958 Grand Union nominated for designation

As a kid in the 70s/80s, I loved the Mircale Food Mart at Willowdale Plaza for its heroic arch. The lighting in the store I remember as being a bit dimmer, too; more ambient...mood lighting in a supermarket!
by drubinoff
28 Apr 2007 20:03
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Safeway Locations in Toronto
Replies: 6
Views: 16849

The Safeway I used to go to with my dad in the 1970s and early 80s was on Mount Pleasant Road just south of Eglinton. It was in a concrete apartment tower (Sutton Place?) adjacent to an AMC dealer. Parking was underground and there was a multi-level parcel pickup which was quite fascinating. After '...
by drubinoff
28 Apr 2007 18:43
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Vintage interior in Washington Mutual ad
Replies: 43
Views: 21526

New video for Travis song "Closer" filmed in LA su

Hi, The Scottish band Travis just recorded the video for their new song "Closer" in an LA-area supermarket. In one shot, the street number is visible: 2245. From the interior, it reminds me of a 1970s Safeway. Look up Travis and Closer on YouTube to see. Does anyone know what supermarket this is? Th...
by drubinoff
11 Sep 2006 20:39
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Grand Union
Replies: 71
Views: 61524

The attached link suggests that there were Grand Union stores in Ontario up until 1959:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Steinberg
by drubinoff
31 Aug 2006 11:07
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Miracle Mart in Toronto
Replies: 2
Views: 7615

Miracle Mart in Toronto

Hi, I'm an architect doing some research on strip malls with curvalinear roofs. I remember that plazas with Miracle Marts in 1960s/70s Toronto suburbs had a Quonset-roof type look. Does anyone have photos of such stores? The location I'm thinking of was at Willowdale Plaza at Yonge and Sheppard in t...