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by TW-Upstate NY
09 May 2019 14:51
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: What are some of the reasons why supermarket history is so interesting?
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: What are some of the reasons why supermarket history is so interesting?

Some of my best childhood memories are of going to the grocery store. As I got older and some of the stores my parents frequented went away, I just had to find out why. That's what got me into the nuts and bolts of the whole topic and then you take into consideration the architecture and how grocery...
by TW-Upstate NY
07 Apr 2019 16:16
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Older KFC Locations
Replies: 27
Views: 22203

Re: Older KFC Locations

267 N. Main St Gloversville, NY. Closed as a KFC in the very early '90's and was then a very short lived chicken and ribs place and eventually became a Chinese restaurant which closed some time ago. Just took this earlier this afternoon so this is how the building currently stands.
by TW-Upstate NY
09 Mar 2019 11:13
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: NEW: Trenton NJ, 1925-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 830

Re: NEW: Trenton NJ, 1925-2005

Groceteria wrote:
08 Mar 2019 20:47
Particularly interesting are two still-standing Food Fair locations from the 1940s:

208 Chambers St and 1055 Brunswick Av.
And both very easily identified with "FF" still prominently displayed on each building.
by TW-Upstate NY
08 Jan 2019 13:39
Forum: Announcements, FAQs, Etc.
Topic: Thoughts for the new year
Replies: 5
Views: 3558

Re: Thoughts for the new year

DO NOT even consider shutting down the board! The way I see it, is that the site (and by extension the board) is basically a bunch of people talking about grocers past. You CANNOT find anything like it anywhere else; this is truly unique. On some levels, this site and the board is sort of a "think t...
by TW-Upstate NY
10 Dec 2018 13:44
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Kmart checkouts over the years
Replies: 3
Views: 1917

Re: Kmart checkouts over the years

My first experience with K-Mart was in late 1973 when the Dickson City, Pa. store opened and they had the electronic (digital) registers from the get-go throughout the store and at the front end as well. As I recall, they were rather large and kind of square(ish) or boxy. The readout was kind of a b...
by TW-Upstate NY
29 Nov 2018 13:36
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Items you bought at defunct supermarket chains that you still possess
Replies: 2
Views: 1787

Re: Items you bought at defunct supermarket chains that you still possess

I didn't buy this but here's a promotional item I got at A+P in the 1970's: WEO Coin Bank
A+P WEO Bank.jpg
by TW-Upstate NY
29 Nov 2018 12:54
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Items you bought at defunct supermarket chains that you still possess
Replies: 2
Views: 1787

Re: Items you bought at defunct supermarket chains that you still possess

One that comes to mind is a plaid vinyl picnic cooler bag which my Mother bought at P+C Foods (Penn Traffic Co.) which I still have-still usable and not even a crack in the plastic that I can see. Probably dates from sometime in the 70's. And even though they're not defunct (at least in Canada), I a...
by TW-Upstate NY
26 Aug 2018 10:18
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Mystery store: 154 Talbot St W, Aylmer, ON
Replies: 4
Views: 2886

Re: Mystery store: 154 Talbot St W, Aylmer, ON

Did Safeway ever build marinas in Canada? Looks like it could possibly be one.
by TW-Upstate NY
19 May 2018 11:25
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Loblaws' bewildering branding history
Replies: 9
Views: 5876

Re: Loblaws' bewildering branding history

Perhaps at another Loblaw banner they may have been available but never saw them in another chain and/or independent market. And when they left here in the mid-70's, so did the brand. Also checked out some old ads and the Loblaws brand was indeed available along with Orchard Park.
by TW-Upstate NY
16 May 2018 20:05
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Loblaws' bewildering branding history
Replies: 9
Views: 5876

Re: Loblaws' bewildering branding history

As far as a store brand, (at least in the US), I seem to remember Orchard Park which I believe was named for a suburb of Buffalo, NY where they were headquartered in the US. That brand would date from at least the 60's but can't recall if it was still in use when they left in the mid 70's because th...
by TW-Upstate NY
28 Aug 2017 21:12
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Rotating Kmart road signs
Replies: 5
Views: 4122

Re: Rotating Kmart road signs

The recently closed Dickson City, Pa. store had a rotating "K" sign just like the one pictured. It opened in November 1973 (I was there opening day BTW) and left the area in mid-1980 and it was still rotating at that point. And now that Billy Gr mentions it and I give it some thought, never saw anot...
by TW-Upstate NY
19 Jul 2017 23:35
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Kmart 2000 closures
Replies: 22
Views: 15136

Re: Kmart 2000 closures

If memory serves, that Saratoga location was actually a replacement store for one located in a shopping plaza on the other end of the city.
by TW-Upstate NY
01 Jun 2017 11:43
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: 10748 Buckley Hall Rd, Mathews, VA
Replies: 8
Views: 5807

Re: 10748 Buckley Hall Rd, Mathews, VA

I would've said GU as well but could it have been an Acme in an earlier life? The reason I even think this is that second floor office mentioned. I've seen that feature in one of their stores in the Philadelphia area.
by TW-Upstate NY
23 Apr 2017 09:51
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Nichols Discount City
Replies: 12
Views: 11145

Re: Nichols Discount City

Shop 'N Save was a Hannaford banner and all that happened was they eventually rebranded the store as they did all of them.
by TW-Upstate NY
18 Apr 2017 19:21
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Nichols Discount City
Replies: 12
Views: 11145

Re: Nichols Discount City

To repeat, there was one (and only one) Nichols location ever in Gloversville. It opened in 1972 and closed probably late '80's or very early '90's or so. It wasn't long after that Wal-Mart demolished it and built their first store in the area which was open by the summer of '92. As far as grocers a...