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by todd
10 Feb 2007 14:26
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Paper or Plastic?
Replies: 24
Views: 12491

Ahhhhh.... ice cream bags at WD.... I remember having to stock them!
by todd
10 Feb 2007 14:20
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Department Store Gas Stations
Replies: 38
Views: 23448

Rich's in Atlanta sold gas at the "tire and auto centers" in the old days (well, Rich's is gone anyway!!). In Eastern Europe, the mega stores (hipermarts) sell gas often. Auchan (French) sells gas in Hungary.
by todd
07 Jul 2006 05:27
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Woolco
Replies: 43
Views: 41722

In SC, there were at least 2.... Bell Tower Mall in Greenville (now entire mall is county office building) and Dutch Square in Columbia (a dead mall??). We never went there much, usually the K was predominate. Bell Tower seemed to be an out-of-the-way location.
by todd
05 Jul 2006 02:48
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Old Target Interiors
Replies: 31
Views: 22759

That Atlanta / Buckhead Target is super-cool.... but with neighbors like Nordstrom, Saks and Neiman Marcus, what do we expect. Imagine Wal-Mart swimming successfully in THOSE waters.
by todd
22 Jun 2006 07:56
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Big Star Sunday Opening...
Replies: 8
Views: 5299

I worked at Winn Dixie in early 80's and on Sunday, because of Blue Laws, it was illegal to sell panty hose!
by todd
22 Jun 2006 07:49
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Winn Dixie store brands
Replies: 17
Views: 27445

Did we mention ARROW... remember it was on tin foil and stuff like that.
by todd
21 Jun 2006 14:56
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Winn Dixie store brands
Replies: 17
Views: 27445

Sunbelt paper goods and it was Crackin' Good chips and snacks, Prestige and Superbrand dairy items, Dani's (Doni's ??) frozen pizzas... there was a literal plethora!
by todd
10 Jun 2006 14:02
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Safeway marina in Maryland to close
Replies: 5
Views: 5149

There is a cool old Safeway in Bonner's Ferry, Idaho that I saw while traveling thru there 2 or 3 years ago.
by todd
05 Jun 2006 16:12
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Food Fair, Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia - anyone recognize?
Replies: 12
Views: 9387

Must say.... very nice. Love the vertical blinds and all that glass. Looks like some of the things we have in Romania now... very post-modern ....one of our large grocers looks like a 60's airport terminal! I need to snap some shots.
by todd
01 Jun 2006 06:54
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Florence SC: West Palmetto Street
Replies: 2
Views: 3213

I'm no expert, but Winn Dixie used to do those "army hangar style" buildings in Upstate SC in the past. The former carpet fashions building on Main St (which burned down about 3 years ago) was an example.
by todd
24 May 2006 02:00
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Trading Stamp Memories
Replies: 21
Views: 18913

I remember my grandmother putting out a bolw of water and all the GreenStamps at the kitchen table to put them in the books. It was a big deal. Then we'd go to the Green Stamp store to buy something. Also, I was "forbidden" to go inside (always had to stay in the car) b/c I'd broken something in the...
by todd
06 May 2006 03:13
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Would anybody like to discuss why old stores interest them?
Replies: 15
Views: 12193

What a great question! I bet I'll keep coming up with answers. One thing to me is how it is such a connection to a time that is past. An empty grocery store, long since re-used as a bingo parlor, cheap furniture store or church, sits as a memorial to "the best they had to offer" at the time it was b...
by todd
25 Apr 2006 11:28
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Store Brand Products
Replies: 21
Views: 16690

Years ago in high school I worked at Winn Dixie and we'd often get our boxes of "store brand items" and when we opened the box, it would have other "private labels" inside, like Albertson's or other things (definitely not WD) ...anyway, we'd have to use it so we dump it a buggy and call it a clearan...
by todd
19 Apr 2006 04:45
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sky City
Replies: 12
Views: 11468

Sky City always seemed so trashy....
by todd
15 Apr 2006 11:35
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Arthur Treacher's Fish and Chips
Replies: 27
Views: 30044

Our A.T.'s was very different ....with a green back-lit sign across the front. The building is still there.... next time I'm there I'll try to photo it.