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by valleyankee
01 Mar 2007 10:56
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Those Department Store "Bells"
Replies: 10
Views: 15820

I loved the old "bell system". It was so iconic to what a department store was. In the 80's I worked as a manager at Macy*s in New Haven, Connecticut and my bell number was 2-2. That's ding, ding - pause - ding, ding. I was given the 2-2 bells because they thought it would be easier for me to hear. ...
by valleyankee
11 Feb 2007 11:13
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: New York area: Blue Jay Markets
Replies: 12
Views: 9430

Grand union is long gone in the New York/New Jersey area. I live in Norther NJ and most of the Grand Union locations became Stop and Shops. I believe that there are a few Grand Union store still operating in Northern New York. Although the look is different, these were once part of the bigger chain....
by valleyankee
11 Feb 2007 11:05
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: MAYS - New York City
Replies: 11
Views: 7242

No "Mays", the New York area chain never became anything, they folded ot maybe they became Bradlee's. I think you ate thinking of the "May" department store chain. Foleys was never a "May" department store though. Most May stores were in Southern California and became Robinsons-May when the merged w...
by valleyankee
28 Jan 2007 22:49
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Bradlee's/Caldor
Replies: 15
Views: 14744

At Bradlee's you buy what Mrs B buys...

and no one can buy like Mrs. B.....
by valleyankee
28 Jan 2007 22:41
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Hughes Market in Southern California
Replies: 36
Views: 27862

I use to shop at the Huges Market on Ventura Blvd in studio City. I loved that place. I still have a box of plastic cling wrap from them!
by valleyankee
22 Jan 2007 15:45
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Great American Stores Upstate NY
Replies: 28
Views: 18590

When I was a teen we use to shop at a Great American supermarket in New Paltz, New York. I remember their store brand was "Food Club" and was made by Topco who is still in business. When the supermarket closed some dirty place too it over. eventually they closed and the location became a womans clot...
by valleyankee
22 Jan 2007 15:27
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: New York area: Blue Jay Markets
Replies: 12
Views: 9430

I remember shopping at the Blue Jay market in West Islip, NY with my Mother back in the 60's. I was only 5 or 6 years old but every trip to the market was an adventure. The best part of the trip was that she would tell us to go get a box of Barnums Animal Crackers and sit outside so we were out of h...
by valleyankee
22 Jan 2007 14:55
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Ohrbach's Department Store
Replies: 53
Views: 48558

My first real retail job was working at Ohrbachs on 34th street in Manhattan. Those were the days. At this time Ohrbachs was clearly a discounter and stopped doing its knock off designer fashions. I use to like wandering through the back of the house where the stockrooms were built in closed up fash...