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by NoVa Grocery Buff
21 Jun 2019 21:51
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Texas Updates
Replies: 14
Views: 6503

Re: Texas Updates

That makes sense thanks!
by NoVa Grocery Buff
18 Jun 2019 19:44
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Texas Updates
Replies: 14
Views: 6503

Re: Texas Updates

Great updates, thanks! The only question I have is about the two Food Lion locations in Abilene. Were they there so short that there's hardly any to no record of them other than the physical stores? When I researched Food Lion's quick attempt in Texas I saw Food Lion's at: 909 N Willis Street, Abile...
by NoVa Grocery Buff
12 Apr 2019 12:33
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Early Kmart closures (PRE-1994)
Replies: 22
Views: 21809

Re: Early Kmart closures (PRE-1994)

I believe the one in Petersburg, VA also falls into this category but it's been a while since I researched the exact date it closed.
It's right behind this address: 2336 E Washington St, Petersburg, VA 23803
by NoVa Grocery Buff
09 Mar 2019 01:47
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: NEW: Williamsburg VA
Replies: 7
Views: 6290

Re: NEW: Williamsburg VA

It's interesting to see that Safeway made a belated, cursory, one-store attempt at securing a toehold in the city in the 1980s! Safeway actually had a reasonable (though not huge) presence in the adjacent Tidewater/Hampton Roads area in the 1970s and 1980s, so Williamsburg, which is halfway between...
by NoVa Grocery Buff
09 Mar 2019 01:43
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: NEW: Williamsburg VA
Replies: 7
Views: 6290

Re: NEW: Williamsburg VA

No problem and I found out they are technically in York County so that may be the difference. Info on the Ukrops: Opened: Oct 4, 2006 -Progressive Grocer Article on its opening https://progressivegrocer.com/ukrops-open-second-williamsburg-va-store Closed: January 31, 2009 -Local newspaper covering t...
by NoVa Grocery Buff
06 Mar 2019 21:41
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: NEW: Williamsburg VA
Replies: 7
Views: 6290

Re: NEW: Williamsburg VA

There are two other stores on the West side of the city: The short-lived second Ukrops in the area: 6610 Mooretown Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188 Another Harris Teeter: 6485 Centerville Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188 Not seeing the second Ukrop's is what tipped me off to look into the topic a little further...
by NoVa Grocery Buff
06 Mar 2019 21:03
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: New Uses for Grocery Stores
Replies: 88
Views: 83375

Re: New Uses for Grocery Stores

A hidden gem of a city that has multiple grocery and large retail stores that have been used for new purposes is Abilene, TX. There are two Marina Safeways here One is a Bingo Hall (Ambler Ave) The second is a Planet Fitness (Barrow St.). The clerk at Planet Fitness said he remembers it had been a B...
by NoVa Grocery Buff
06 Mar 2019 01:32
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Safeway Marina interior oddity?
Replies: 2
Views: 8204

Re: Safeway Marina interior oddity?

Abilene has two very well preserved Marina's. Attached are two other pictures of the interior of the store you are talking about. I do not believe it had a drop ceiling but I am not well versed on their history either. The link for more photos of the two Abilene Marina's is: https://texashistory.unt...
by NoVa Grocery Buff
17 Oct 2018 09:04
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Arby's signage
Replies: 7
Views: 9655

Re: Arby's signage

Up until recently, there were 2 Arby's in Roanoke that still had the original sign, they have since been updated with the new sign but you can still see the old sign in street view. 1 - https://goo.gl/maps/sbX98bkw8iB2 2 - https://goo.gl/maps/uQe9XYGW9kp In the Richmond, VA market there are multiple...
by NoVa Grocery Buff
17 Oct 2018 08:43
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Former Boston Market locations in your area
Replies: 37
Views: 27791

Re: Former Boston Market locations in your area

In Virginia, notably the DC suburbs Boston Market did the similar quick expansion then quick contraction. But the ones left are very evenly dispersed through the denser and inner suburbs of the metro area. There were two in Prince William, the one in Manassas closed and is now a Five Guys, the Woodb...
by NoVa Grocery Buff
12 Oct 2018 16:50
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Replies: 15
Views: 14411

Re: Fredericksburg, Virginia

I was in Fredericksburg the other day and noticed one of the old Safeway locations along Route 1. It looks like an old Marina style store. It looks very similar in age to the one in Orange, VA. Google Street View: https://goo.gl/maps/MLqCqXUbgWs Due to the street layout, you can get just over a 180-...
by NoVa Grocery Buff
13 Sep 2018 21:23
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: New location list: Albuquerque, 1929-1959
Replies: 4
Views: 6169

Re: New location list: Albuquerque, 1929-1959

Does anyone know the history or context of how Piggly Wiggly ended up with a few stores that looked like Safeway Marina's? The 913 Sunset Road Piggly Wiggly was what triggered the inquiry. I thought it may have been a Safeway originally since there was one across the street later on (a replacement s...
by NoVa Grocery Buff
21 Aug 2018 07:42
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Marina Safeway in Montana - anyone know which town?
Replies: 12
Views: 11078

Re: Marina Safeway in Montana - anyone know which town?

Thanks for the info! Had some time today and found a second store with the same signage on it in Watertown, CT: https://goo.gl/maps/saij4XN3umQ2 I looked to find an accurate existing thread to switch the conversation over to but the closest one was a thread talking about interior Kmart signs. Actua...
by NoVa Grocery Buff
19 Aug 2018 19:16
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Marina Safeway in Montana - anyone know which town?
Replies: 12
Views: 11078

Re: Marina Safeway in Montana - anyone know which town?

Thanks for the info!

Had some time today and found a second store with the same signage on it in Watertown, CT:
https://goo.gl/maps/saij4XN3umQ2

I looked to find an accurate existing thread to switch the conversation over to but the closest one was a thread talking about interior Kmart signs.
by NoVa Grocery Buff
15 Aug 2018 09:24
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Marina Safeway in Montana - anyone know which town?
Replies: 12
Views: 11078

Re: Marina Safeway in Montana - anyone know which town?

Looks like Hamilton one has been fully upgraded to the Lifestyle model within the old Marina frame. -Hamilton, MT street-view: https://goo.gl/maps/rNLUKWquSRT2 Non-grocery: But the K-Mart in Hamilton (still open) also has old looking signage on it, nothing I've ever seen on the East Coast. https://g...