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by Steve Landry
26 Aug 2019 12:54
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Beckley, WV chain grocery/supermarket locations
Replies: 16
Views: 5970

Re: Beckley, WV chain grocery/supermarket locations

Yeah, I believe that is correct...............

The panhandle would be the logical area.

There was talk of the managers trying to buy the remaining stores.

The size of the stores were large for their time (when built).
by Steve Landry
20 Aug 2019 12:34
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Beckley, WV chain grocery/supermarket locations
Replies: 16
Views: 5970

Re: Beckley, WV chain grocery/supermarket locations

Intersting!

I am almost certain there were Food Fairs (and eventually Pantry Prides in W.Virginia).

Also, I believe there might have been some short lived discount department stores there as well.
by Steve Landry
19 Aug 2019 12:59
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Beckley, WV chain grocery/supermarket locations
Replies: 16
Views: 5970

Re: Beckley, WV chain grocery/supermarket locations

You guys didn't find any Food Fairs in W.Virginia?

I am are there were some!

-)
by Steve Landry
26 Jul 2019 11:20
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Wyandotte, Lincoln Park and other Downriver burbs chain history
Replies: 10
Views: 1245

Re: Wyandotte, Lincoln Park and other Downriver burbs chain history

Actually Food Fair was very aggressive and creative with "others" using the name Food Fair around the country. They were not always successful (and not always right away) but these agreements were interesting. And the stories about this were difficult to confirm and were often weirdly secretive. I o...
by Steve Landry
17 Jul 2019 11:46
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Sears/Safeway rumor from 2006
Replies: 5
Views: 977

Re: Sears/Safeway rumor from 2006

This guy would destroy Albertsons/Safeway/et al in such a way that would make Ron Perlman (Food Fair/Pantry Pride/Revlon) look like Mother Teresa (albeit at a slower pace and way more profitable for him).
by Steve Landry
20 May 2019 10:57
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Palm Springs Malls Old Vons Future Now Known
Replies: 2
Views: 4890

Re: Palm Springs Malls Old Vons Future Now Known

Finally!!

:-)

That Vons was a bowling alley at one time.
by Steve Landry
20 May 2019 10:56
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Mayfair Market Palm Springs
Replies: 4
Views: 1295

Re: Mayfair Market Palm Springs

Yep, and they designed that Ralphs to honor the original architecture of the Alpha Beta.

I managed that Ralphs for a while and also the Ralphs Fresh Fare on Palm Canyon and Sunrise (about a mile down the road).

:-)
by Steve Landry
16 May 2019 10:18
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: NEW: Milwaukee, 1930-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 3144

Re: NEW: Milwaukee, 1930-2015

I'm not certain but I think Del Farm was in Denver in the mid 1970s??
by Steve Landry
09 May 2019 09:29
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: What are some of the reasons why supermarket history is so interesting?
Replies: 4
Views: 819

Re: What are some of the reasons why supermarket history is so interesting?

Wow, Andrew, as always.............well said and not surprisingly, prescient. Retail grocery is the mirror and the window of the culture it serves. The necessity of it (everyone has to eat) guarantees a full display of society at large and its evolution. I imagine the same things when viewing a repu...
by Steve Landry
09 Mar 2019 12:32
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: NEW: Trenton NJ, 1925-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 1296

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: 1147

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: 34577

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: 4398

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: 4398

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: 10434

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?