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by Terry K
28 May 2011 04:40
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Dillon's @ 1402 E. 20th, Joplin MO
Replies: 7
Views: 5443

Re: Dillon's @ 1402 E. 20th, Joplin MO

It was a Dillon thru and thru. Its now gone =(

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Reports coming from Joplin say Kroger will rebuild at an as yet undisclosed location (they don't know)
by Terry K
28 May 2011 04:37
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Mystery stores - 2609 E. 7th & 1701 S. Main, Joplin MO
Replies: 7
Views: 6294

Re: Mystery stores - 2609 E. 7th & 1701 S. Main, Joplin MO

Sadly I believe both of these got blown away in last Sunday's tornado. The Dillons on 20th is gone too =(
by Terry K
31 Dec 2007 05:01
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Before and After Remodel Photos
Replies: 14
Views: 5173

Re: Before and After Remodel Photos

In Des Moines, Albertsons never built a store. They took over the former SuperOne locations and remodeled them. They made the mistake of opening one across from the Hy-Vee at 86th & Douglas in Urbandale (busiest Hy-vee I've ever seen)

Albertsons lasted maybe 2 years in DSM.
by Terry K
05 Mar 2007 00:59
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Check cashing machines at Alpha Beta
Replies: 10
Views: 7781

Jewel in Chicago had this kind of a setup where you had a card that you had to swipe to get a check approved at a machine at the CS desk.
by Terry K
03 Feb 2007 23:44
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: KMart Cafeteria and Other Restaurants
Replies: 71
Views: 71977

And they still serve all the classic items. I really find that hard to believe. Pizza, Taco, and burrito snacks were discontinued in the mid/late 80's, and the last time I went to a kmart(about 2 years ago) they had the sub sandwiches, but they weren't the same. I cant imagine one store having thes...
by Terry K
03 Feb 2007 23:13
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Hughes Market in Southern California
Replies: 36
Views: 28379

And a side note (if you can find it) the early 90s eps of SuperMarket Sweep were based on Hughes, complete with the carts and layout!

Later on they went to a copy of a UWG layout store for PAX/i.
by Terry K
28 Jan 2007 19:31
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Flea Market Montgomery - former Wards?
Replies: 3
Views: 3364

His suit is the same color as that sectional! Why is he in a different outfit in every shot? There were some MW stores that looked a bit like that, but they were double doors and had windows. I'd say either it's been extensively remodeled, or it isn't a former MW. Judging by some of the shots we've...
by Terry K
28 Jan 2007 18:49
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: UPC codes & grocery scanning
Replies: 87
Views: 67024

The grandaddy of them all..Wal-Mart had scanners in its stores by 1984. They had started testing them at some stores and others didn't have the scanner but had the registers to support it. By the time 1987 came around Wal-Mart was almost all-scanning by then. I recall the early WMT scanners were NCR...
by Terry K
28 Jan 2007 18:45
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Paper or Plastic?
Replies: 24
Views: 11836

Jewel did in the late 80s...they contended that the plastic bag was 1/4 the cost of a paper one.
by Terry K
28 Jan 2007 18:30
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Bell discount stores or Belscot?
Replies: 5
Views: 6305

BelScot had some interesting stores. They were in Peoria as late as 1982 or 83.

I recall going into an ex-Belscot in Waukegan in 1993 or so and it had a very 80s looking decor. Granted the building was falling apart, but it was interesting none the less.
by Terry K
16 Jan 2007 17:48
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Alpha Beta spin-offs
Replies: 8
Views: 4001

Answers to your questions: http://www.groceteria.com/alphabeta/index.html -- FAD was Alpha Beta's discount format. The name was used for a limited time. -- The Skaggs Alpha Beta brand was the result of the merger of American Stores with Skaggs Drugstores. -- Yucaipa, which already owned Food4Less i...
by Terry K
13 Jan 2007 03:37
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: How Many Grocers founded Cafeterias and Restaraunt Chains?
Replies: 16
Views: 11935

Even though it wasn't a grocer, Walgreens had Wag's Restaurants.
by Terry K
02 Dec 2006 18:31
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: older major non-grocery chain signage
Replies: 27
Views: 17275

Well, Storewanderer has a pic of a Kmart in Sacramento that still has the old Kmart logo on it. There is reportedly one in Nebraska that also has the old logo on it too. Up until a couple years ago I knew of a Penneys in Missouri that had the OLD Penney's logo (the current one has been in use since ...
by Terry K
17 Nov 2006 07:36
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Food Barn, Kansas City (Former SWY Divison/Marina)
Replies: 0
Views: 3444

Food Barn, Kansas City (Former SWY Divison/Marina)

I've done some digging around and came up with this TV ad for a place called "Emmanuel's Mega Mart" at 35th and Prospect in KC, MO. The pics you see are screen grabs from the TV ad... http://www.knab.org/emmanuels/1.jpg http://www.knab.org/emmanuels/2.jpg http://www.knab.org/emmanuels/3.jpg http://w...
by Terry K
16 Nov 2006 07:02
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Chains Expanding Far From Their Home Turf
Replies: 24
Views: 16232

This brings up an interesting off-shoot of this thread (please feel free to split it as needed) We all know of Farmer Jack buying those Safeways in SLC, but what is the most bizarre move of a chain out of its home region y'all have ever seen? Also, didn't FJ attempt an expansion into Virginia and th...