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by rvwalton
08 Jul 2019 02:44
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Edison Park Grocery Store Chicago Il.
Replies: 6
Views: 4361

Re: Edison Park Grocery Store Chicago Il.

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&sugexp=ldymls&xhr=t&q=6783+N.+Northwest+Highway,+Chicago,+IL+60631&cp=44&qe=Njc4MyBOLiBOb3J0aHdlc3QgSGlnaHdheSwgQ2hpY2FnbywgSUwgNjA2MzE&qesig=MbtR58LNRgyUX3OmXecgjg&pkc=AFgZ2tnBPxgQ7YYia9WrLx95jkzJjX_kRGaydZk5aoSV5YwMqNe_QHSt0_CySYoIaxgJRBYGOef6BunplDre3Qao0mapMVlv...
by rvwalton
25 Feb 2018 13:06
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: De Falco's-San Diego Area-1959
Replies: 5
Views: 9211

Re: De Falco's-San Diego Area-1959

The Point Loma location is now a Ralphs. Cute little store.
by rvwalton
25 Aug 2017 02:56
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Which Chicagoland supermarket suffered the most under new ownership?
Replies: 14
Views: 8621

Re: Which Chicagoland supermarket suffered the most under new ownership?

Question for rvwalton: would you agree with me that the Jewel at Dixie Square Mall would have likely closed anyway even if the mall had stayed open? ... Yes, I would agree. Jewel closed the Oakbrook Center location and also closed the Randhurst location, although that one was relocated to a much la...
by rvwalton
20 Jul 2017 03:05
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Big Bear Chain-San Diego Area-1959
Replies: 6
Views: 9707

Re: Big Bear Chain-San Diego Area-1959

I found this post while researching Big Bear Stores of San Diego. Two points: The Sandrock location was a Henry's before it was a SavOn and later CVS. I don't know whether the SavOn/CVS is in the former Big Bear/Henry's building, but my guess is the building was built for SavOn. I never shopped at t...
by rvwalton
25 May 2017 02:06
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Which Chicagoland supermarket suffered the most under new ownership?
Replies: 14
Views: 8621

Re: Which Chicagoland supermarket suffered the most under new ownership?

I was assuming Dominick's was a semi-upscale chain because Safeway has a history of buying upscale-leaning chains such as Genuardi's, Randalls, Tom Thumb, and Pavilions. And since 2000, Safeway itself has seemingly tried to move upscale, especially since the Lifestyle format made its debut circa 20...
by rvwalton
24 May 2017 01:13
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Which Chicagoland supermarket suffered the most under new ownership?
Replies: 14
Views: 8621

Re: Which Chicagoland supermarket suffered the most under new ownership?

Here's kind of a strange sight in the second photo on the page: http://gassigns.org/jewel.htm That vacant supermarket (with the Hollywood Video next to it, which of course has also since closed) was apparently a former Dominick's. This photo was taken in 2004. Was it particularly rare for Dominick'...
by rvwalton
02 Feb 2017 23:17
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Iconic Store Designs
Replies: 19
Views: 12578

Re: Iconic Store Designs

We all know that several of the larger, more national chains had some very popular, iconic store designs. By iconic, I mean it was always immediately recognized as having been built by that chain. ...But what about other chains? From a regional standpoint is best, because I don't believe we have ha...
by rvwalton
02 Feb 2017 22:48
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Kroger/Chicago
Replies: 7
Views: 5695

Re: Kroger/Chicago

Kroger sold their Chicago area distribution center to Dominick's in '70 along with two cohorts of stores---buying the distribution center probably marked their departure from the market, although Dominick's made its second purchase about 6 months after. The South Suburban stores probably were suppl...
by rvwalton
31 Dec 2016 02:52
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Dominick's
Replies: 3
Views: 5138

Re: Dominick's

With Dominick's in Chicago officially giving notice to employees that they intend to close all stores by December 28th Chicago Tribune posted an interesting photo pictorial of the chain through the years. http://galleries.apps.chicagotribune.com/chi-131010-dominicks-through-the-years-pictures/ The ...
by rvwalton
20 Nov 2016 12:11
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Kohl's Supermarkets in the Chicago Area
Replies: 24
Views: 22915

Re: Was Kohl's

Nope, it was definately a Kohl's according to Chicago Tribune archives. Kohl's did have locations in Chicago. According to a 1975 advertisement. The locations were: Central and Addison Elston and Kimball (which prior to that was a supermarket called Mayflower and it is now split between a Family Do...
by rvwalton
19 Sep 2016 03:22
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: MIA aspect of supermarkets, do you remember this ?
Replies: 5
Views: 8028

Re: MIA aspect of supermarkets, do you remember this ?

Our policy at Mayfair Markets was to call out prices. The reason as explained to me was that if there was a discrepancy the customer could identify it right away. It changed because of scanners for obvious reasons. Interestingly years later Safeway installed a device on our scanners that called out...
by rvwalton
09 Jul 2016 14:06
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: The Jewel-Osco stores of Albertsons LLC
Replies: 4
Views: 6182

Re: The Jewel-Osco stores of Albertsons LLC

At one time they had stores in Champaign-Urbana (thanks to Eisner) but those stores are no longer part of Jewel. Not sure whether they were closed before the Supervalu acquisition or afterward. The entire Eisner portion of Jewel is gone. IIRC, Champaign lasted until 2000-2001. Danville closed in 20...
by rvwalton
01 Jul 2016 14:06
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Old Chicago A&P Location.
Replies: 5
Views: 8978

Re: Old Chicago A&P Location.

...there was a (National-owned) Del Farm on Higgins & Nagle, where the CVS is now (the big CVS sign on the corner is a remnant from the Del Farm days... I grew up a few blocks from the Del Farm turned CVS. As long as I can remember (i.e. from 1967 forward) the big sign on the corner of Higgins and ...
by rvwalton
01 Jul 2016 13:53
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: The Jewel-Osco stores of Albertsons LLC
Replies: 4
Views: 6182

Re: The Jewel-Osco stores of Albertsons LLC

The two stores in Springfield. IL were not taken over by Supervalu. They were initially taken over by Cerberus and later sold to Niemann Foods. As far as i know, these were the only stores that did not get acquired by Supervalu. The locations in Bloomington-Normal and Kankakee remained part of Jewel...
by rvwalton
26 Jun 2016 15:48
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Vintage Supermarket Commercials I'd Love to See on YouTube
Replies: 18
Views: 19888

Re: Vintage Supermarket Commercials I'd Love to See on YouTube

For those of you who hail from Chicago, here are a couple of Jewel and Dominick's commercials. The Jewel commercials feature their various jingles. The Dominick's commercials feature local TV personality Elaine Mulqueen. I love the one where she says "and for fresh squid!" "Come to Jewel for the qua...