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by APCO25
24 Feb 2007 06:26
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Mighty Casey's
Replies: 1
Views: 3536

I miss Mighty Casey's....remember going there in the early 80's, they were a very unique fast food chain with a large menu and an Atlanta based operation. Sadly, Krystal bought them out in the 90's and converted all the locations to Krystals.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mighty_Casey's
by APCO25
24 Feb 2007 06:20
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: Belmont Hills Shopping Center (Smyrna, GA)
Replies: 2
Views: 10303

Belmont Hills Shopping Center (Smyrna, GA)

It is (soon to be history) one of the oldest shopping centers in Cobb county. At one time there was a Winn-Dixie at one end, a Sears and JC Penney store, as well as smaller regional chains such as Turtles Records and Tapes, and even a radio station (AM 1550, a 50Kw day/1Kw night Mexican format). Tod...
by APCO25
24 Feb 2007 06:12
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Any Suggestions on getting supermarket interior pictures?
Replies: 9
Views: 7883

Cellphone cameras are probably the best bet since everyone has them and you could easily act like your texting or something if someone got nosy. I just picked up a Sony Ericsson K750i off Ebay and can't wait to get it. The Euro phones are so much more advanced than any of the garbage, locked down tr...
by APCO25
15 Feb 2007 05:04
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Musicland/Defunct Record Store Chains Other Than Tower
Replies: 39
Views: 42421

surprised no one has mentioned Turtles. They were all over Atlanta in the 70's and 80's, remembered their radio ad's which always ended with someone speaking into a Vocoder saying "TURTLES". They had a good selection and were one of the few chains that sold compact discs when they were first introdu...
by APCO25
14 Jan 2007 04:59
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Food Depot
Replies: 8
Views: 9213

Edric Floyd, way to go on those Food Depot pics, I can't get enough of the old Cub Foods makeover, they have to do much to the sign. If it's like the plethora of Food Depot's in Cobb county, they probably haven't done much to the interior either.
by APCO25
14 Jan 2007 04:57
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: How Many Grocers founded Cafeterias and Restaraunt Chains?
Replies: 16
Views: 12442

Publix acquired all of this Florida restaraunt chain:

http://www.crispers.com

Unlike their grocery stores which span several states, Crispers is only in Florida.
by APCO25
13 Jan 2007 04:41
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: LA Cafeterias
Replies: 23
Views: 15347

There are still MCL cafeterias in parts of the midwest (Columbus and Indianapolis to name a few), but they're not very good and they seem to be nearing the end of their lifespan. Atlanta (and much of Florida) suffered greatly when Morrisons was acquired by Piccadilly. The S&S cafeterias of SC and G...
by APCO25
12 Jan 2007 03:16
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Store Brand Products
Replies: 21
Views: 16692

Publix brand products are always covered in "cute" slogans and graphics. IMHO, they are typically 1/2 to 2/3 the price of the national brand, but of equivalent or better quality. I've been drinking "Dr Publix" (guess what name brand soda they're trying to imitate..) for a while since I tried it a fe...
by APCO25
12 Jan 2007 03:11
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Would anybody like to discuss why old stores interest them?
Replies: 15
Views: 12200

A grocery store, even a neighborhood mom-n-pop market, is the center of any community. People go to a store for their most basic need - food. These must be the most frequented stores. My earliest memories of shopping experiences took place at grocery stores. I can remember the sound of the loud cas...
by APCO25
12 Jan 2007 02:57
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Food Depot
Replies: 8
Views: 9213

Food Depot

I have searched all over this site and the web to find any info on Food Depot. They seem to pop up in Atlanta area Winn-Dixie's that close down. They are a no-frills operation, name brands and a lot of private label. The first one to show up was around 2003/04 in Smyrna at Concord Crossing Shopping ...
by APCO25
08 Jan 2007 05:23
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Goodbye Eckerd (Rite Aid buys Eckerd and Brooks Drugs)
Replies: 49
Views: 55301

wow, I am new to this board, couldn't help but note this thread since it calls close to my "old home". I worked for Eckerd for about a year (store 410, now closed and has transformed itself into a Pet Supermarket on South Cobb Dr at King Springs Rd in Smyrna, GA just outside Atlanta) and it was duri...