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by LadyNoir
05 Feb 2012 17:51
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Kohl's Supermarkets in the Chicago Area
Replies: 24
Views: 21907

Re: Kohl's Supermarkets in the Chicago Area

http://groceteria.com/forboard/lincolnwood.jpg 7175 N. Lincoln Ave., Lincolnwood IL This one's pretty beautiful, methinks. I vaguely remember seeing a photo of a similarly-style Jewel at some point, but I'm not 100% certain. Could just be a very nice independent or some other chain. Ideas welcome. ...
by LadyNoir
05 Feb 2012 17:49
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Kohl's Supermarkets in the Chicago Area
Replies: 24
Views: 21907

Re: Was Kohl's

Nope, it was definately a Kohl's according to Chicago Tribune archives. Kohl's did have locations in Chicago. According to a 1975 advertisement. The locations were: Central and Addison Elston and Kimball (which prior to that was a supermarket called Mayflower and it is now split between a Family Do...
by LadyNoir
15 Jan 2012 15:23
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: 239 N Genesee St, Waukegan, IL
Replies: 3
Views: 2722

Re: 239 N Genesee St, Waukegan, IL

Sorry. I really wanted it to be something of note too as opposed to "always: an Ace.
by LadyNoir
27 Oct 2011 16:14
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: 239 N Genesee St, Waukegan, IL
Replies: 3
Views: 2722

Re: 239 N Genesee St, Waukegan, IL

I have access to historical archives of the local Chicago Tribune which is a great resource for old advertisements. A 1961 ad shows that the address which I believe is 239 N Genesee St, Waukegan has always been an Ace Hardware.
by LadyNoir
12 Jul 2011 19:28
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Former Arby's locations
Replies: 18
Views: 13051

Re: Former Arby's locations

More Arby's in the Chicago area have closed up shop recently including:
Franklin Park on Grand Ave
Harlem near Irving Park
Melrose Park on North Ave
by LadyNoir
12 Jul 2011 19:24
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Long John Silver's freestanding stores
Replies: 30
Views: 19659

Re: Long John Silver's freestanding stores

Recently been driving past one at 123 Harlem Ave in Forest Park, IL, similar in 70s style to the one I had posted about in Lincolwood. A look at the website says that the only other freestanding LJS store in the Chicago area aside from Forest Park and Lincolnwood is in Countryside,
by LadyNoir
12 Jul 2011 18:30
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Vintage Supermarkets in Movies and TV (Old Ones Only Please)
Replies: 164
Views: 101338

Re: Vintage Supermarkets in Movies and TV (Old Ones Only Ple

Jeffrey55 wrote:The logo used in the 1970s was this one: http://www.flickr.com/photos/10073060@N00/3295378938/. Is that the one you saw in the movie? !
Bingo! That's the logo that was used in the film. Oh, you Jersey boys always trying to take down hits in the Stop and Shop parking lot.
by LadyNoir
11 Jul 2011 19:21
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Farmer's Market Chicago.
Replies: 3
Views: 3102

Re: Farmer's Market Chicago.

I think that if you look closely and put the Google shot side by side with the photo linked from Flick R you can see the dome part with the vent hanging on top. Also, this Tony's is close to wear I live so I have shopped here for years and my husband long before I came along. Despite the huge shot o...
by LadyNoir
11 Jul 2011 19:13
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Vintage Supermarkets in Movies and TV (Old Ones Only Please)
Replies: 164
Views: 101338

Re: Vintage Supermarkets in Movies and TV (Old Ones Only Ple

Jeff, Imdb the says the movie was filmed in New Jersey, but alas it could have been filmed elsewhere or not entirely in New Jersey. I am not sure. The only Stop and Shops I am familiar with are the ones where I grew up in Ohio going to one located in suburban Cleveland. I think the Ohio Stop and Sho...
by LadyNoir
10 Jul 2011 15:49
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Vintage Supermarkets in Movies and TV (Old Ones Only Please)
Replies: 164
Views: 101338

Re: Vintage Supermarkets in Movies and TV (Old Ones Only Ple

There is a very low budget late 1970s movie with Joe Pesci called The Death Collector/Family Enforcer (my husband had a dvd that had two alternate titles after looking this up imdb) and in the movie there is a scene outside an East Coast Stop and Shop (This was filmed in New Jersey) as well as a str...
by LadyNoir
10 Jul 2011 14:19
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise
Replies: 177
Views: 76392

Re: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise

About four or five years ago a friend had Tussy brand deodorent she bought from a low end local dollar store. I have not seen Tussy branded products or cosmetics anywhere. I know they once had a long history in that department making all types of makeup, perfume and other tioletries that were sold a...
by LadyNoir
10 Jul 2011 11:34
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Farmer's Market Chicago.
Replies: 3
Views: 3102

Re: Farmer's Market Chicago.

I have seen this picture before. The building where this supermarket was housed is still a supermarket and has been a Tony's at 4137 N Elston. When the building was a Farmer's Market Supermarket, they also had a location right across the street selling plants, flowers, etc. That is actually still th...
by LadyNoir
03 Jul 2010 12:39
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Former Arby's locations
Replies: 18
Views: 13051

Re: Former Arby's locations

Several of them in the Chicago area have closed up shop and remain empty including: 2938 W. Peterson Ashland and Belmont 5345 S Harlem Ave, Chicago 3205 Harlem Ave, Berwyn 1560 Lee Street, Des Plaines http://www.journal-topics.com/columns/offtherecord100407.html 7001 W Dempster St, Niles 10000 Grand...
by LadyNoir
03 Jul 2010 12:15
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Waukegan, IL mystery grocery store
Replies: 7
Views: 6862

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?
by LadyNoir
03 Mar 2010 23:26
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Defunct Video Store Chains?
Replies: 9
Views: 8895

Defunct Video Store Chains?

Looks like Blockbuster is not doing well at all according to this article http://www.cinematical.com/2010/03/03/blockbuster-loses-close-to-half-a-billion-in-one-quarter/ I know Hollywood Video has fallen by the wayside and with competition such as Red Box and Netflix being more and more commonplace,...