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by Steve Landry
09 Mar 2019 12:32
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: NEW: Trenton NJ, 1925-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 497

Re: NEW: Trenton NJ, 1925-2005

Awesome find David!!

Those were the art deco days in Food Fair architecture.

Lots of customers were calling them "Fabulous Food Fair"!

:-)
by Steve Landry
12 Feb 2019 11:20
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Palm Springs Safeway Update
Replies: 2
Views: 582

Re: Palm Springs Safeway Update

Finally those dummy city council folks are doing something right by returning Indian Canyon to a two way street.

I hope they do the same with Palm Canyon which is way more important to do than Indian Canyon.
by Steve Landry
25 Jan 2019 09:12
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at
Replies: 36
Views: 30525

Re: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at

The nicest Grand Union (actually a large Grand Way) was on S.W 40 St. and S.W. 87 Av. in Miami.

Grand Union's combo stores.
by Steve Landry
02 Jan 2019 11:27
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: A&P/Eckerd Drung proposed merger, 1969
Replies: 8
Views: 3341

Re: A&P/Eckerd Drung proposed merger, 1969

Pretty much what happened.

:-)

Food Fair had quite a number of Eckerds right next door but Food Fair's real estate division (very powerful) was notorious
for their malfeasance with fellow tenants and other parties.
by Steve Landry
28 Dec 2018 09:06
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: A&P/Eckerd Drung proposed merger, 1969
Replies: 8
Views: 3341

Re: A&P/Eckerd Drung proposed merger, 1969

Hello folks, Long time away :-) There were many talks with Eckerds back then about mergers, affiliations and even co-hosting shopping centers. I believe prior to A&P there were serious talks (almost successful) with Food Fair. Next up were talks with Publix (failed but both located stores right next...
by Steve Landry
01 Feb 2017 09:28
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Iconic Store Designs
Replies: 19
Views: 8625

Re: Iconic Store Designs

Let me ask again just in case ........

Did any grocery retailers extensively use marble on the facades of their stores besides Food Fair?
by Steve Landry
29 Jan 2017 09:55
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Iconic Store Designs
Replies: 19
Views: 8625

Re: Iconic Store Designs

Food Fair was noted for extensive use of marble.

Did other retailers do the same?

Frederick's (purchased by Food Fair), a 25 store chain in South Florida had very large (for the time) futuristic designed stores. Even things like glass bubble Manager's office suspended from the ceiling.
by Steve Landry
23 Dec 2016 09:38
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Was the A&P capsule logo really used before 1976?
Replies: 5
Views: 3831

Re: Was the A&P capsule logo really used before 1976?

I can tell you that the old A&P logo was the only logo in the greater NYC area as of July 1968 (when I moved to Miami).

:-)
by Steve Landry
10 Dec 2016 10:49
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: New location list: Miami, 1925-1958
Replies: 2
Views: 4237

Re: New location list: Miami, 1925-1958

Nice list, thanks :-)

A reminder to all that Carl's was purchased by Food Fair.

Also Fredericks is missing from this list so far. Fredericks was closely connected/affiliated with Shell City Stores.

Fredericks was merged into Food Fair.

:-)
by Steve Landry
29 Oct 2016 10:27
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Atlanta "Murder Kroger" closes
Replies: 6
Views: 4525

Re: Atlanta "Murder Kroger" closes

I'm not 100% sure, but I really don't remember this one having the wall by produce. I've always had a soft spot for this store and I'ma little sad to see it go; when a younger me used to take road trips that were...ahem...more about nightlife, I always ended up here for some reason. I still pop by ...
by Steve Landry
11 Sep 2016 09:12
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Matawan-style Texacos, and their rarity
Replies: 14
Views: 6210

Re: Matawan-style Texacos, and their rarity

The only other chain that I recall using fieldstone was Union76 in their ranch style and I think that predated Texaco, but probably not by much. They did add it as accent on some Pure Oil stations when those were rebranded to Union76; that I believe was sometime after the acquisition in 1965. You'v...
by Steve Landry
10 Sep 2016 09:16
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Miller's/Del Farm in Denver
Replies: 7
Views: 4523

Re: Miller's/Del Farm in Denver

Right, no rebranding. National left Denver some time in the 70s. Rich, are you sure about that? I am pretty confident that I saw the moniker, National on store fronts. I think I even remember noticing a label scare (Del Farm) behind a National sign and asking someone about it. I was in Denver aroun...
by Steve Landry
10 Sep 2016 09:11
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: An unusual and unlocatable Kroger store (Beckley, WV)
Replies: 7
Views: 4846

Re: An unusual and unlocatable Kroger store (Beckley, WV)

Andrew,

I hope you do not mind but I wanted to compliment you on your writing style!

It's awesome!

Cogent
Organized
Fluid

And most important, so very easy on the eyes to read!

Thanks!

:-)
by Steve Landry
10 Sep 2016 09:04
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Matawan-style Texacos, and their rarity
Replies: 14
Views: 6210

Re: Matawan-style Texacos, and their rarity

More show-and-tell: Matawan-style Texaco (Madison, WI)_8069321217_m.jpg This Matawan is the most local of any I've seen (it's in Madison, Wisconsin), and it now houses a rainbow-striped custard stand. This example is comparatively unmodified; the dining room is in the office while the kitchen is in...
by Steve Landry
23 Aug 2016 10:32
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: 1981 Safeway L.A. Division Locations List
Replies: 5
Views: 4306

Re: 1981 Safeway L.A. Division Locations List

Steve, did you see the Long Beach list I posted several weeks ago? It includes the Iowa Pork Stores that apparently went on to be operated as Food Fair (rather than as Fox Markets): http://www.groceteria.com/place/california/los-angeles/chain-grocerssupermarkets-in-long-beach-1923-1969/ Thanks budd...