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by TonyG
13 Jan 2016 18:41
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Old Albertsons store brands
Replies: 9
Views: 8264

Re: Old Albertsons store brands

One of the reasons why (I think) Albertsons bought Safeway was to gain access to their store brands, since SuperValu had killed most of the brands and kept others (like Wild Harvest). You may be right. I live about two hours from the closest Safeway, and I took a stroll through the Culpeper, VA sto...
by TonyG
23 Dec 2015 02:24
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Smith's/PriceRite/Food4Less Las Vegas
Replies: 30
Views: 24038

Re: Smith's/PriceRite/Food4Less Las Vegas

Store # 188 80 N. Acoma Bl. Lake Havasu City AZ 86403 (Still Smith's) Store # 190 3490 Stockton Hills Rd. Kingman AZ 86401 (Still Smith's) Store # 192 201 N Switzer Canyon Flagstaff AZ 86001 (Fry's) Store # 193 950 W. Fair Street Prescott AZ 86301 (Fry's) Store # 194 4036 N. 1st St. Tucson AZ 85719 ...
by TonyG
23 Dec 2015 01:45
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Former Smith's locations in Arizona that never became Fry's
Replies: 6
Views: 6658

Re: Former Smith's locations in Arizona that never became Fr

I'd add to Tony's list a few other former AZ Smith's. Converted to Price Rite Grocery Warehouse #561-Phoenix-26 E Baseline-(My memory says this wasn't ever a Smith's. They picked it up from Megafoods?) #562-Phoenix-1940 W. Indian School-Food City Smith's #303-Cottonwood-1100 Hwy 279-Frys #305-Sierr...
by TonyG
23 Dec 2015 01:43
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Phoenix - Remembering Smitty's
Replies: 30
Views: 33671

Re: Phoenix - Remembering Smitty's

Does anyone have a listing of the Smitty's stores at the time of their sale to Smith's?

I know that Smith's bought 28 stores but only 17 of them became Fred Meyer (and later Fry's) Marketplaces.
by TonyG
21 Apr 2013 20:01
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Former Albertsons stores in the NW area of Phoenix
Replies: 2
Views: 5387

Re: Former Albertsons stores in the NW area of Phoenix

Just want to update. The former Albertsons Express fuel center at the former Albertsons at 7575 W Cactus Rd in Peoria that then became a Shell and then closed has found a new lease on life. This store was closed and became Lee Lee Oriental Market before Albertsons LLC sold the fuel centers to Valero...
by TonyG
21 Apr 2013 12:15
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Smith's/PriceRite/Food4Less Las Vegas
Replies: 30
Views: 24038

Re: Smith's/PriceRite/Food4Less Las Vegas

I'm going to take a stab at the Arizona ones. My findings are below. Store # 188 80 N. Acoma Bl. Lake Havasu City AZ 86403 - Still Smith's Store # 190 3490 Stockton Hills Rd. Kingman AZ 86401 - Still Smith's Store # 192 201 N Switzer Canyon Flagstaff AZ 86001 - Now Fry's Food Store # 193 950 W. Fair...
by TonyG
23 Mar 2013 13:15
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Safeway, former ABCO, at 7th St. and Thunderbird in Phoenix
Replies: 4
Views: 5500

Safeway, former ABCO, at 7th St. and Thunderbird in Phoenix

This store has to be one of the most unique Safeway locations in the state of Arizona. Unlike the other former ABCO Desert Market locations that Safeway purchased in 2001, this store looks like it was a late 1970s / early 1980s build (as opposed to the other ABCO Desert Markets which were all 1990s ...
by TonyG
23 Mar 2013 02:29
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Bashas'
Replies: 27
Views: 23590

Re: Bashas'

The Bashas' site on Glendale @ 16th in Phoenix...had to have been a Lucky! Sign on the street, and the interior of the store are the clues! Yes, a facelift with painting...but the flooring and frig/freezer cases are from the Lucky era! If you're in Arizona and want some Lucky era remnants, try the ...
by TonyG
11 Feb 2013 02:57
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Former Smith's locations in Arizona that never became Fry's
Replies: 6
Views: 6658

Re: Former Smith's locations in Arizona that never became Fr

I've got the entire listing of Arizona Smith's Store locations (and what they became) below: Smith's AZ Locations (Feb 21, 1999): Avondale Store # 312 1575 Dysart Rd, Avondale, AZ 85323 (now Fry's) Chandler Store # 330 2075 N. Alma School Rd., Chandler, AZ 85224 (now Fry's) Flagstaff Store # 192 201...
by TonyG
29 Dec 2012 20:44
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Former Smith's locations in Arizona that never became Fry's
Replies: 6
Views: 6658

Former Smith's locations in Arizona that never became Fry's

I'm curious if there is a listing of former Smith's Food and Drug stores in Arizona that were never converted to the Fry's banner. The only one I can think of is that store at 19th Ave. and Bell Rd. which sat vacant for several years before being converted to a Kohl's. I'm sure that there were other...
by TonyG
27 Dec 2012 21:50
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Phoenix - Remembering Smitty's
Replies: 30
Views: 33671

Re: Phoenix - Remembering Smitty's

Which regular Smitty's (not superstores) were converted into Smith's?
by TonyG
23 Dec 2012 21:31
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Smith's Store architecture in the 80's
Replies: 12
Views: 11092

Re:

This has me wondering... anyone know if the Frys located at 3616 East Ray Road, Phoenix, AZ is a former Smiths? (This is in the Ahwatukee area of Phoenix.) This store has the "open-door" construction in place, which I find quite notable given the temperatures this store endures. That architecture l...
by TonyG
23 Dec 2012 21:18
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Phoenix - Remembering Smitty's
Replies: 30
Views: 33671

Re: Phoenix - Remembering Smitty's

In fact: after Smittys becoming part of Smiths; even if there was one of each across the street from one another, if both stores were profitable-------------Smiths kept 'em both open. How many locations are still like this? I know that the former Smith's (now Fry's Signature) at 90th St. and Shea i...
by TonyG
23 Dec 2012 21:05
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Bashas'
Replies: 27
Views: 23590

Re: Bashas'

Unfortunately, Bashas' wasn't able to get favorable terms on a lease renewal at that site and now it's a Sprouts (along with a number of other former ABCO stores in the Phoenix area).
by TonyG
23 Dec 2012 20:54
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Aborted Fred Meyer in Phoenix
Replies: 5
Views: 6810

Re: Aborted Fred Meyer in Phoenix

I think the full size store at Bethany Home was actually in the process of being finished and stocked when Kroger decided not to open it. A Wal Mart Supercenter sits on this site now. That is not a very good neighborhood. It was probably not the right spot for Fred Meyer to make its debut in Phoeni...