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by roket
30 Dec 2017 02:29
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Basket Stores of Nebraska (and other states)
Replies: 0
Views: 6205

Basket Stores of Nebraska (and other states)

Hello, I wonder if anyone has information about Basket Stores. I'll share what I know to start it off. Basket Stores is the earliest example I have found of a discount grocery chain. Previously I was aware of A&P Economy Stores starting in 1912; Lutey's in Butte Montana in 1912; several stores calle...
by roket
31 Oct 2014 10:12
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Seattle's Eba's Cut Rate Grogery
Replies: 0
Views: 4881

Seattle's Eba's Cut Rate Grogery

I'm getting very close to talking about Tradewell. Here is my article about Eba's. Like each of the preceding articles it has a map of stores in the chain. http://ba-kground.com/ebas-cut-rate-markets-tradewell-story-part-7/ I've also written two articles about individual stores. More to come, I'll a...
by roket
27 Sep 2014 02:34
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Portland's Anderson; Seattle's Anderson, United and Mutual
Replies: 0
Views: 4835

Portland's Anderson; Seattle's Anderson, United and Mutual

Info on 1920s grocers that preceded Tradewell.

http://ba-kground.com/anderson-mutual-m ... ry-part-6/

Getting close to finishing up my history of Seattle's Tradewell Stores. Soon I'll actually start talking about Tradewell!
by roket
10 Aug 2014 19:15
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Piggly Wiggly Seattle history
Replies: 0
Views: 5112

Piggly Wiggly Seattle history

Continuing my series on Seattle's early chain grocery history, I've unraveled the confusing split and merger knot of Piggly Wiggly in Seattle.

http://ba-kground.com/piggly-wiggly-sea ... ell-story/
by roket
14 Jul 2014 03:12
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Seattle's Groceteria Stores
Replies: 0
Views: 5038

Seattle's Groceteria Stores

I recently wrote a history of Seattle's Groceteria Stores chain. In it I also touch on Piggly Wiggly (of Puget Sound/King County) which I intend to write more about. http://ba-kground.com/seattle-groceteria-tradewell-pt-3/ My end goal here is to reach 1959, with the resignation of Monte L. Bean from...
by roket
14 Jul 2014 03:04
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Broadway Market QFC
Replies: 3
Views: 5517

Re: Broadway Market QFC

Hi I replied to another instance of this question/post, so leaving it here as well: It looks (per the Seattle Times archive) that Broadway Market was initially a public market. There were dozens of these around the city, something like the Pike Place Market today with subdivided spaces for individua...
by roket
14 Jul 2014 02:50
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Broadway Market QFC
Replies: 2
Views: 5360

Re: Broadway Market QFC

Hi, It looks (per the Seattle Times archive) that Broadway Market was initially a public market. There were dozens of these around the city, something like the Pike Place Market today with subdivided spaces for individual vendors. Broadway Market opened in about 1929 and had space for 20 vendors. In...