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by 47of74
17 Apr 2019 16:11
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: New location list: Dubuque 1925-1990
Replies: 2
Views: 3783

Re: New location list: Dubuque 1925-1990

I grew up and currently live near Dubuque and if I remember right Hy-Vee had purchased the Save-u-More and was running the Dubuque store on Asbury Road while building their first store in Dubuque at 3500 Dodge Street. Once that was up and running they closed down the Save-U-More and moved everything...
by 47of74
07 Oct 2013 17:37
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: KMart Cafeteria and Other Restaurants
Replies: 71
Views: 73593

Re: KMart Cafeteria and Other Restaurants

I just happened into the Kmart in Dubuque (4018) today as I needed a couple things and didn't feel like running to the nearest Hy-Vee which would be really busy this time of day. Been over a year since I was last in there. They still have a K-Cafe/Little Caesar's open in that store, although it look...
by 47of74
02 Oct 2013 21:02
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Looks like K-Mart is exiting the Cedar Rapids market
Replies: 0
Views: 5455

Looks like K-Mart is exiting the Cedar Rapids market

Looks like K-Mart is going to exit the Cedar Rapids market after being in the area for over four decades. CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - With a planned mid-December closing date, the Kmart store at 180 Collins Rd. NE in Cedar Rapids launched its inventory liquidation sale on Monday. Sears Holdings, owner of K...
by 47of74
02 Oct 2013 20:45
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Early 90s-build Kmarts with auto centers?
Replies: 6
Views: 7797

Re: Early 90s-build Kmarts with auto centers?

It really wasn't unusual for this era of Kmarts to have the Auto Centers: All of the Super Kmart Center stores I saw had them, and all of them were built in the early to mid 90's. Some, but not all of the 90's stores had them. Where Walmart builds them in all but the smallest locations, Kmart was m...
by 47of74
31 Jul 2013 03:22
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Old Eagle's store converted into a data center.
Replies: 1
Views: 3291

Old Eagle's store converted into a data center.

The old Eagle's in Bettendorf, Iowa had been sitting vacant since 2004 when the parent company went belly up. Geneseo Communications came along last year and turned the former store into a data center. I thought that was a neat use for a former grocery store.
by 47of74
31 Jul 2013 03:09
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Dairy Queen Through the Years
Replies: 15
Views: 12771

Re: Dairy Queen Through the Years

In Dubuque there's an old walk up Dairy Queen that is only open during the warmer months and closes every winter. Maybe one of these days I'll get a picture of it. I don't think off hand it was the barn style. We also had a Dairy Queen that closed last winter for several months so they could do an e...
by 47of74
09 Jun 2013 15:07
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Largest Walgreens store I've seen
Replies: 6
Views: 8531

Re: Largest Walgreens store I've seen

The first Dubuque Walgreens store was up at Kennedy Mall, where Dick's Sporting Goods is located now. About ten years ago they built a new store about 1/4 mile away on JFK Road and closed down the mall store. As I recall at the time Walgreens gave the explanation that they wanted to get away from th...
by 47of74
09 Jun 2013 15:04
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: JCPenney mall locations
Replies: 16
Views: 13469

Re: JCPenney mall locations

Kennedy Mall in Dubuque originally had Younkers, Roshek's, and Montgomery Ward as their anchor tenants. JC Penney was originally downtown on Main Street next to the American Trust Building. In the early 80s Roshek's was closed and replaced with Armstrong's Department Store. Montgomery Ward pulled ou...
by 47of74
27 May 2013 19:29
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target '90s neon
Replies: 15
Views: 12230

Re: Target '90s neon

I think the Dubuque store had it for a while - they had been remodeled for the first time since opening back in the early 90s. They underwent some further remodeling a couple years ago which entailed the reconstruction of the front of the store. The neon was gone then. There was even more remodeling...
by 47of74
27 May 2013 19:24
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: UPC codes & grocery scanning
Replies: 87
Views: 69136

Re: UPC codes & grocery scanning

A lot of times people would rather stick with what works than going on to the latest and greatest. Especially when the latest and greatest isn't proven while an older system is tried and true. The IT guy in me is going to weigh in here. That's always the case. Especially in smaller businesses, the ...
by 47of74
27 May 2013 19:14
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Waukegan, IL mystery grocery store
Replies: 7
Views: 7161

Re: Waukegan, IL mystery grocery store

National had divisions based in the Quad Cities and Sioux City. They would be the likeliest candidate to have had stores in Waukegan and Dubuque that would look alike.They departed Iowa in the mid-70s. Yep, turns out this was a former National. http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z259/47of74/nationa...
by 47of74
23 May 2013 19:47
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Warehouse Market
Replies: 1
Views: 3278

Warehouse Market

Here in Dubuque we used to have a grocery store called Warehouse Market. My mom, grandma, and her sisters used to shop there a lot. The highlight for me was the big wooden flatbed carts. For mom and the adults it was probably the wax pencil to mark the price on your their own groceries. The store cl...
by 47of74
23 May 2013 19:17
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: UPC codes & grocery scanning
Replies: 87
Views: 69136

Re: UPC codes & grocery scanning

If I had to guess, I'd say they probably require things beyond simple POS functionality here, like parts lookup databases and detailed invoicing integrated in the system beyond the regular POS transactions, so it's probably a lot less of a hassle to stick to the old system than to try to integrate ...
by 47of74
22 May 2013 22:11
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: JCPenney mall locations
Replies: 16
Views: 13469

Re: JCPenney mall locations

At Northpark Mall in Davenport, Iowa the JC Penny store is the middle anchor tenant rather than being at the end.
by 47of74
22 May 2013 22:02
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Waukegan, IL mystery grocery store
Replies: 7
Views: 7161

Re: Waukegan, IL mystery grocery store

I was in Dubuque, Iowa, last week and saw the same exact building in the "downtown" area. Funny since I was thinking about posting the photos here. National made it to Iowa? I live in Dubuque and I think I know which building you're referring to. http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/3162/screenshot20...