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by Sdorulla
01 Sep 2010 10:30
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: GEM Discount Stores Toronto, Canada
Replies: 3
Views: 3304

Re: GEM Discount Stores Toronto, Canada

GEM operated one store in Cleveland for a short time in the mid '60's, on Miles Road in Warrensville Heights. I think that people who were union members were also permitted to join, because my dad was invited. (He never did join.) The store did not last very long, maybe 3-4 years. It then became a V...
by Sdorulla
05 Feb 2010 14:07
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: A&P "A" Mart.
Replies: 16
Views: 9470

Re: A&P "A" Mart.

You are correct. There was a Revco adjacent to the A&P, which became a CVS and lasted until they moved across the street. Giant Eagle then expanded into the Revco/CVS space. A&P had built three of these stores in Cleveland that I know of, the Bedford one, one on Brookpark and Ridge Roads in Clevelan...
by Sdorulla
03 Feb 2010 13:07
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Former supermarket, Elyria, Ohio
Replies: 27
Views: 15486

Re: Former supermarket, Elyria, Ohio

The dime store at Ridgeview was G.C. Murphy. They also had a store in Kamms Plaza (Lorain Ave. and Rocky River Drive) in Cleveland. These are the only Murphy's in the Cleveland area that I know of.
by Sdorulla
03 Feb 2010 13:03
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: A&P "A" Mart.
Replies: 16
Views: 9470

Re: A&P "A" Mart.

The A&P was on the Libby/Warrensville Center side, behind the May Co., at the very end of the L-shaped strip. It is currently a Murray's Auto Parts. This was one of the nicer A&P's at the time, and lasted nearly to the end of their Cleveland operations. A&P had built a new store nearby at Northfield...
by Sdorulla
03 Mar 2008 13:38
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Cleveland, OH: What was this abandoned store??
Replies: 3
Views: 3493

Re: Cleveland, OH: What was this abandoned store??

This was originally an Uncle Bill's (Cook United discount operation.) I believe it was a Kmart for awhile after Cook United went out of business.
by Sdorulla
26 Jan 2008 11:02
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Lakewood Hgts Blvd, Cleveland, OH
Replies: 5
Views: 3485

Re: Lakewood Hgts Blvd, Cleveland, OH

As far back as I can remember, this store was Rego's Stop-n-Shop. I believe this was Rego's first store, so maybe it was built as a Rego's. BTW, I have shopped a few times at the Rego's in Kamm's plaza and it gives you a comfortable feeling like you are in the old Stop-n-Shop.
by Sdorulla
30 Oct 2007 10:07
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Former Tops stores in Cleveland
Replies: 16
Views: 10714

I heard that Giant Eagle could not come to terms with the landlord at Meadowbrook...no doubt Southgate gave them a good deal to stay there. I had a feeling that this was going to happen since there was no activity at the Meadowbrook store and the "Giant Eagle coming soon" sign was removed awhile bac...
by Sdorulla
17 Oct 2007 10:58
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: W T Grant
Replies: 66
Views: 73254

Grants also had a store in Chardon and one in Medina for sure. I believe they also had a store in Biddulph Plaza in Brooklyn which subsequently became a Silverman's (small local discount store chain which actually had more of the feel of a hardware store -- lots of interesting household items you co...
by Sdorulla
11 Oct 2007 17:34
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Mystery Interiors: Cleveland, OH
Replies: 4
Views: 3699

The man with the bow tie is the late Congressman Charlie Vanik, who represented eastern Cuyahoga County (Cleveland) and probably parts of Lake and Geauga Counties for many years. The floor tiles and aisle markers say A&P to me, but the uniform on the cashier does not have any A&P color scheme that I...
by Sdorulla
09 Oct 2007 12:24
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Was this a Kmart?
Replies: 5
Views: 4414

This was definitely an Uncle Bill's/Pick-n-Pay combo. I believe it was the second one, the first one being the aforementioned one on Broadway and Aetna Road in Cleveland. The Broadway store became a Kmart after Cook United folded and remained a Kmart until 2002 when it closed at the time of the bank...
by Sdorulla
01 Oct 2007 10:18
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Fisher Foods? 93rd & Kinsman, Cleveland OH
Replies: 3
Views: 3564

I lived near, but not in this area from 1966-69. At that time, the end of the building in the picture was a Goodyear store. The plaza is L-shaped, the Fisher's was on the opposite end facing East 93rd. I was in this Fisher's once with my dad when we went for a walk but we were almost exclusively Pic...
by Sdorulla
11 Sep 2007 13:10
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Former Tops stores in Cleveland
Replies: 16
Views: 10714

The Giant Eagle in Lakewood opened 6 days after Tops closed. Giant Eagle was in a smaller store across the street that I believe started out life as a Kroger, then became Stop-n-Shop after Kroger left Cleveland. I understand that the Lakewood Tops was the Cadillac of the west side Tops stores. The K...
by Sdorulla
06 Sep 2007 17:40
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Abandoned store, 8400 Euclid, Cleveland OH
Replies: 14
Views: 9076

This store was either an A&P or a Fisher Foods as they both operated stores on this part of Euclid, I cannot remember which for sure. The Pick-n-Pay was farther east on Euclid, with an address in the 90's. I am leaning toward Fisher Foods, with Eagle taking over when Fisher's left. Eagle was a coop ...