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by paysh
08 Apr 2017 10:29
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: hh gregg closing up shop
Replies: 0
Views: 4794

hh gregg closing up shop

According to News 13 in Orlando, hh gregg will be closing all 220 of their stores. Link below.

http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cf ... e_220.html
by paysh
12 May 2014 08:07
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Nichols Discount City
Replies: 12
Views: 11951

Re: Nichols Discount City

There was a Nichols Discount City on Lake St between Elmira and Horseheads NY. It was a really plain type of building; kind of a low end KMart in character. After I moved out of town, in the mid 80s, it became a PharMor store and then closed in the early 90s, I would guess. Here is a photo when the ...
by paysh
17 Dec 2012 09:34
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Anyone remember/know about Bells Supermarket or Super Duper?
Replies: 13
Views: 20064

Re: Anyone remember/know about Bells Supermarket or Super Du

We had a few Super Duper stores in the Elmira and Horseheads area. It seems to me that the name Fortin's was somehow associated with the store on Gray and Hoffman Streets in Elmira. That store was expanded shortly before I left the area in the mid 1980s. The next time I was in towm, the store had be...
by paysh
07 Sep 2012 07:31
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Interesting Lowes Setup, Pittsboro NC
Replies: 1
Views: 4547

Interesting Lowes Setup, Pittsboro NC

I was in Pittsboro, NC and went in a recently renovated Lowes Supermarket. It was surprising to find that all of the store shelving is low, maybe four feet high, - you can see from one end of the supermarket to the other. It was an odd feeling being able to see everyone in the store. I wonder if thi...
by paysh
29 Jan 2012 10:03
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: DEFUNCT Home Improvement Chains
Replies: 34
Views: 30730

Scotty's in Florida

Here in Central Florida was a chain of hardware stores/lumber yards called Scotty's. When I moved here in the mid 1980s, they were pretty much the only game in town as there were neither Home Depot nor Lowe's stores any place near us. They had both big lumber yard type stores (in Orlando and Kissimm...
by paysh
19 Dec 2011 11:50
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Winn Dixie Stores sold
Replies: 0
Views: 4481

Winn Dixie Stores sold

It seems that Winn-Dixie Supermarkets was sold to Bi-Lo this morning. Here is a link to the news...

http://www.cfnews13.com/article/news/ap ... -for-$560M
by paysh
21 Jul 2011 06:46
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Defunct Video Store Chains?
Replies: 9
Views: 9433

Re: Defunct Video Store Chains?

I must agree with the article posted by LadyNoir; Blockbuster is in really bad shape, it would appear. The Blockbuster in my town in Florida disappeared over night, as did the one in the next town over. It was surprising that they stayed open as long as they did with, from what I saw, little or no t...
by paysh
06 May 2011 17:04
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at
Replies: 36
Views: 34542

Re: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at

I shopped at the following defunct stores in New York:

downstate: (Chappaqua, NY)

Grand Union

upstate (Elmira, NY)

Great American

Super Duper
by paysh
18 Feb 2011 09:26
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Barker's Department Stores
Replies: 45
Views: 29972

Re: Barker's Departmant Stores

* The Bedford Hill and Mt Kisco listings are actually just one store - these two towns are right next to each other.
* There was a Barkers in Elmira NY on Lake Street.
by paysh
12 Dec 2010 07:33
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Great American
Replies: 71
Views: 43159

Re: Great American

Thanks for the info. Did Horseheads, NY have a Great American where the now Arnot Mall is? I remember seeing that somewhere last night, but forgot to save the link.

Yes, you are correct. There was a Great American in the Arnot Mall until it was expanded - I would say about 1980
by paysh
11 Dec 2010 07:59
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Great American
Replies: 71
Views: 43159

Re: Great American

Until at least the mid 1980s, there were two Great American grocery stores in Elmira, NY. One was on Lake St., the other on Erie St. (I think) on Elmira's southside. This store, located next to a closed store called Elmira Discount, was demolished some time ago. The southside store was small and kin...
by paysh
10 Aug 2010 07:07
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: The ever shrinking Winn-Dixie
Replies: 24
Views: 18906

Re: The ever shrinking Winn-Dixie

Article: "The Woes of Winn Dixie" Here is an article from the August 10 Orlando Sentinel that brings in to serious question the future of Winn Dixie supermarkets. I have not seen an article this negative about the chain since just after their bankruptcy in 2005. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/busine...
by paysh
31 Jul 2010 08:59
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Acme in New York
Replies: 32
Views: 25059

Re: Acme in New York

There was an Acme store located in Grand Central Plaza in Horseheads, NY. It was an older store with a barrel roof. As I remember, it was not at all busy. The Acme was open in the early 80s, when I lived in Elmira.

I left Elmira in 1984 and the store was still operating.
by paysh
21 Jul 2007 08:57
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Save Rite
Replies: 10
Views: 11237

Save Rite, Kissimmee, Florida

There is a Save-Rite currently in operation on Vine St, route 192, in Kissimmee, Florida. It is an old Winn Dixie store that was converted some years back.
by paysh
12 May 2007 09:38
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Anyone remember/know about Bells Supermarket or Super Duper?
Replies: 13
Views: 20064

Super Duper

There was a Super Duper on the corner of Hoffman and Gray Streets in Elmira. It was a fairly small store, then was expanded. My friend Anne called it the "Super Dirty", which was a pretty reasonable description.

It closed in the 80's, was demolished and a convenience store sits in its place.