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by pseudo3d
27 Jul 2019 08:16
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Safeway 1986 & Unsettling Times Eastern Division
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: Safeway 1986 & Unsettling Times Eastern Division

Didn't the Safeway "Eastern Division" not really happen until after the sell-offs? I seem to recall there was a separate Virginia division that was mostly sold off and merged in with the Washington DC Division.
by pseudo3d
27 Jul 2019 08:13
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: American Stores Company operated restaurants in the 1980's
Replies: 5
Views: 2753

Re: American Stores Company operated restaurants in the 1980's

Remember, the American Stores pre-1979 is not the same American Stores post-merger (that's Skaggs). An article I found stated that American Stores operated around 50 restaurants, with no mention of Skaggs' restaurants, unless they were operations inside the drug stores.
by pseudo3d
27 Jul 2019 08:07
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Marie Callender's
Replies: 4
Views: 2999

Re: Marie Callender's

There was a time when Marie Callender's was expanding nationwide in the 1990s shortly after Ramada Inns sold it to Wilshire Restaurant Group in 1989, with a store opening in as far as Waco, Texas in the late 1990s, though this was reversed by the early 2000s and the chain retreated back to the West ...
by pseudo3d
26 Jul 2019 19:29
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Jack In The Box "Cube" signs
Replies: 2
Views: 2819

Re: Jack In The Box "Cube" signs

The Jack In The Box in Longview, WA, which I believe was built in the 1970s, has a cube road sign still in use, which has been updated to the new logo. I was curious as to how late these were used, as I have seen these in only a handful of locations. Not THAT long ago, I can name at least two store...
by pseudo3d
26 Jul 2019 19:22
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Sears/Safeway rumor from 2006
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Re: Sears/Safeway rumor from 2006

OK. I'm imagining "Fast Eddie" Lampert separating the grocery, meat, and produce departments of each store into autonomous factions that warred against each other. And crowing about "Safeway Members." And letting shelves be half-empty. And systematically shutting down all the company's stores as le...
by pseudo3d
18 Jun 2019 21:29
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Britt's Department Store
Replies: 18
Views: 15230

Re: Britt's Department Store

Britt's was in Manor East Mall and was practically unknown until relatively recently (thought to be always Penney's). It opened in 1970 but it was around the mid-1970s I'm told when Britt's packed up for a JCPenney to fill the spot. The building hosts Jo-Ann Fabrics and Bealls today.
by pseudo3d
27 Apr 2019 21:35
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Early Kmart closures (PRE-1994)
Replies: 20
Views: 15060

Re: Early Kmart closures (PRE-1994)

I remember finding out that 1710 11th Street in Huntsville, TX was originally a Kmart (later a Hastings for years, ultimately demolished for an H-E-B) but I can no longer find the reference.
by pseudo3d
30 Dec 2018 22:29
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: A&P/Eckerd Drung proposed merger, 1969
Replies: 8
Views: 4046

Re: A&P/Eckerd Drung proposed merger, 1969

Interesting move for A&P at this time---they were in a steep decline at this time. I'm surprised any viable business would have wanted to be acquired by them. If A&P had played their cards right, they could've gotten a step up. "Super combo" stores like the joint operation between Skaggs Cos. and A...
by pseudo3d
01 May 2018 00:19
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Giant at Westfield Wheaton
Replies: 1
Views: 3052

Giant at Westfield Wheaton

The original Giant Food was part of the mall, opening before the mall circa 1957, and the building torn down when the mall renovated in the early 2000s. The replacement store opened around the time the original was torn down, did it really have an interior entrance to the mall the entire time?
by pseudo3d
25 Apr 2018 22:53
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Weird former Kroger store in Houston
Replies: 2
Views: 6303

Re: Weird former Kroger store in Houston

From the shape, the front entrance placement, etc., it really looks almost like a 1970s superstore that got an exterior remodeling/recladding, maybe in the 1980s. Is that a possibility? The store was built in 1978 and sold in 1998, which sounds right as that was the time when their acquired Safeway...
by pseudo3d
25 Apr 2018 22:47
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: KMart Cafeteria and Other Restaurants
Replies: 71
Views: 71889

Re: KMart Cafeteria and Other Restaurants

I was an area supervisor and can remember the deli calling me to help them make ham sandwiches. I would alway make a healthy batch and buy them at closing for almost nothing [hah blue light specials]. I remember around 8 or 830 pizza and taco snacks were a quarter. A couple of those and and icee, w...
by pseudo3d
25 Apr 2018 02:08
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Weird former Kroger store in Houston
Replies: 2
Views: 6303

Weird former Kroger store in Houston

641 W Crosstimbers Rd, Houston, TX 77018 https://www.google.com/maps/uv?hl=en&pb=!1s0x8640c79a3dee9a11%3A0x4b5557e680733e2f!2m22!2m2!1i80!2i80!3m1!2i20!16m16!1b1!2m2!1m1!1e1!2m2!1m1!1e3!2m2!1m1!1e5!2m2!1m1!1e4!2m2!1m1!1e6!3m1!7e115!4shttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.yellowpages.com%2Fhouston-tx%2Fmip%2Ffamily-bing...
by pseudo3d
27 Jan 2018 00:59
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: When did the Vons meat plant close?
Replies: 3
Views: 3729

Re: When did the Vons meat plant close?

I don't know the exact date unfortunately but it seemed like it was a year or two after the Jack in the Box incident. Important information to keep in mind about that incident. Vons only ground the meat that Jack in the Box supplied. It was never mixed with Vons own meat but they suffered a drop in...
by pseudo3d
25 Jan 2018 22:51
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: When did the Vons meat plant close?
Replies: 3
Views: 3729

When did the Vons meat plant close?

At one time in the early 1990s (and likely before), The Vons Cos. had a meat plant that did work for its own supermarkets (presumably) and some restaurant use (famously and infamously Jack in the Box). It was that meat plant that caused the initial trouble, and certainly hasn't existed for a long ti...
by pseudo3d
18 Jan 2018 16:53
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Tops Friendly Markets International Super Center
Replies: 5
Views: 5121

Re: Tops Friendly Markets International Super Center

The Wikipedia article is where I found out about it, otherwise it provides no more useful information other than more than one was opened.