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by Gary21228
11 Mar 2011 11:02
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Grocers in "real" malls - not strip malls
Replies: 79
Views: 65847

Re: Grocers in "real" malls - not strip malls

Harundale Mall in Glen Burnie, MD opened in the late 50s (1958?) with a Food Fair as one of its anchors, along with a Hochschild-Kohn department store. The grocery store was located at one end with the store entrance just inside the mall's doors. Harundale was the Baltimore area's first enclosed mal...
by Gary21228
11 Mar 2011 10:44
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Chveron Stations Operating as Standard Oil
Replies: 27
Views: 26689

Re: Chveron Stations Operating as Standard Oil

Super S wrote:Were any SOHIO (Standard Oil Of Ohio) stations signed as Standard instead of Sohio?
None that I ever saw. SOHIO usually branded their stations/dealers as "BORON" outside of Ohio.
by Gary21228
13 Jan 2011 23:24
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Acme Markets closing another round of stores
Replies: 10
Views: 6854

Re: Acme Markets closing another round of stores

Mid 70s vintage? Interesting, that sounds late, around the same time as the scandal. I believe they had a problem with rodent droppings, not just infestation. But I would think those things would have gotten worse instead of better over the years. A&P had already began closing stores in the Philly ...
by Gary21228
13 Jan 2011 03:13
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Acme Markets closing another round of stores
Replies: 10
Views: 6854

Re: Acme Markets closing another round of stores

Hi, Rat Infestation in the Warehouse did not help them, bur that was not the reason they closed. (It wasn!t uncommon for rodent, bug or Rats to infect stores or warehouses in that time period. What killed this market was small stores, a contract that was expensive and restrictive. Middle class flig...
by Gary21228
09 Jan 2011 00:51
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Acme Markets closing another round of stores
Replies: 10
Views: 6854

Re: Acme Markets closing another round of stores

Acme is closing another round of stores. Not many actual old ones are on the chopping block. See this page: http://acmestyleblog.blogspot.com/ Here are a few that will be missed: 1. Fallston, MD (on US Route 1): This was one of the last preserved 1970s Acmes, built in 1979. The ones in nearby Pike ...
by Gary21228
06 Jan 2011 22:17
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Former IHOP locations
Replies: 33
Views: 27445

Re: Former IHOP locations

From the 1967 list for Baltimore, MD:

5600 Baltimore National Pike (Catonsville): Still standing, no longer an IHOP - now operating as Shirley's Diner.

6322 Reisterstown Road (Baltimore City): Still standing, use unknown
by Gary21228
02 Jan 2011 23:56
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: 2 Supermarkets In One Shopping Center
Replies: 69
Views: 87083

Re: 2 Supermarkets In One Shopping Center

Ingleside Shopping Center in Catonsville, MD opened in 1957 with an Acme at one end and a Giant at the other. The Acme closed in 1982 when they pulled out of the Baltimore area (except for Harford County). For most of the ensuing years it was an Erol's TV/Video store until it was leased by Safeway i...
by Gary21228
01 Jan 2011 01:41
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Picway Shoes
Replies: 7
Views: 12712

Re: Picway Shoes

Kobacker also operated the shoe departments in G.C. Murphy and Murphy Mart stores in the 1970s.
by Gary21228
29 Dec 2010 01:12
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Chain Drugstores with Operating Lunch Counters
Replies: 6
Views: 10039

Re: Chain Drugstores with Operating Lunch Counters

Surprised to see that there are any large chains that still have lunch counters. When Rite Aid entered the Baltimore market in 1977 with the purchase of local chain Read Drug & Chemical ("Run right to Read's - Drugstores worthy of your confidence") the lunch counters were one of the first things to ...
by Gary21228
27 Dec 2010 01:30
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Big Lots
Replies: 30
Views: 26476

Re: Big Lots

The Hagerstown, MD store is in part of a former Two Guys which has been subdivided. They just opened a store in Westview Shopping Center in Baltimore in space that was a former multiplex theatre.
by Gary21228
18 Dec 2010 02:26
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Musicland/Defunct Record Store Chains Other Than Tower
Replies: 39
Views: 42663

Re: Musicland/Defunct Record Store Chains Other Than Tower

Anyone else remember Kemp Mill Records in the Washington/Baltimore area? Most single disc albums were $5.99. ("It's amazing!!! It's incredible!!! It's $5.99 and it's EVERY DAY at Kemp Mill Records.....)
by Gary21228
15 Dec 2010 23:02
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: W. Bell and Co.
Replies: 4
Views: 5695

Re: W. Bell and Co.

W. Bell also had 3 locations in Baltimore: Mt. Royal Ave. (downtown), Security Blvd. (Woodlawn) and York Road (Cockeysville). At one time one had to be buying in the name of a business to purchase from W. Bell, and they were pretty strict about it. IIRC it had something to do with the so-called "fai...
by Gary21228
14 Dec 2010 23:08
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Safeway Stores in NY and PA
Replies: 50
Views: 32290

Re:

Safeway's Pennsylvania Division most likely included the South Central PA area - Harrisburg, Lancaster, and York. York is about 50 miles north of Baltimore, MD and still has former Safeway outlets. One I recall is now an "Ollie Bargain Outlet" on Queen St. Checking the Ollie website, that location ...
by Gary21228
14 Dec 2010 23:00
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Super Fresh in DC
Replies: 5
Views: 3239

Re: Super Fresh in DC

48th Street is tle last Super Fresh in the Washington area. The only othe store, Aspen Hill, MD was closed in A&P's last round of store closings.
by Gary21228
14 Dec 2010 22:50
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Penn Fruit outside Pennsylvania
Replies: 13
Views: 5852

Re: Penn Fruit outside Pennsylvania

Penn Fruit also had stores in Baltimore. I'm not sure exactly how many stores they had here, but at least 3 are still standing: Beechfield Ave. (now a church); Glen Burnie (for many years now the La Fontaine Bleu banquet facility - photos appear on this website) and Catonsville/Pike Park Plaza (now ...