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by danielh_512
02 Mar 2011 05:37
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Giant Food in Philadelphia Area
Replies: 21
Views: 19626

Re: Giant Food in Philadelphia Area

Giant sold Finast-brand products because Ahold had acquired Finast, which had stores in New England (which were merged into Stop N Shop) and Cleveland (which were merged into Tops). Finast became commonplace through the 90's at all Ahold stores. When the Finast name was retired on all stores by the ...
by danielh_512
02 Mar 2011 05:30
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Some Central PA Pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 4691

Re: Some Central PA Pictures

I'm pretty sure you have them reversed. The Dollar Tree was the old Giant, the Super Shoes the old Food Fair. I've seen old pictures of the Chambersburg Giant, it didn't have a pylon. There's a lot of errors in this: Also, the "Sunnyway" Great Valu on the other end of Chambersburg was some combinati...
by danielh_512
04 May 2010 04:09
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Defunct Video Store Chains?
Replies: 9
Views: 11684

Re: Defunct Video Store Chains?

And now Movie Gallery and Hollywood Video is no more. All stores are closing.
by danielh_512
03 Mar 2010 05:17
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Chambersburg PA Stores
Replies: 8
Views: 4643

Re: Chambersburg PA Stores

As an update on a recent visit to Chambersburg, the Super Shoes was the Food Fair and the Dollar Tree was the Giant. Seeing these stores again made it very obvious. And Nichols probably opened in the early 70's, they went out of business in 1990. The Nichols is being overhauled for Pennsylvania's fi...
by danielh_512
27 Feb 2010 20:46
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Safeway/AppleTree ghost stores
Replies: 20
Views: 21167

Re: Safeway/AppleTree ghost stores

Because of sales. A store that's smaller and older may not be able to be expanded, but still has a strong set of customers. Moving to another location may lose those customers. And the fact that the store is older and smaller means it's more profitable usually, considering that there's less overhead...
by danielh_512
22 Feb 2010 23:30
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Safeway/AppleTree ghost stores
Replies: 20
Views: 21167

Re: Safeway/AppleTree ghost stores

Doesn't take a genius to figure out why they're empty now. They're small and dated sites. No supermarket chain is going to want them, especially not Kroger and HEB, who have pretty much taken over the market with Wal-Mart. A lot of them are likely in areas with demographic shifts, a lot more Hispani...
by danielh_512
16 Feb 2010 05:19
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Safeway/AppleTree ghost stores
Replies: 20
Views: 21167

Re: Safeway/AppleTree ghost stores

Non-competition clauses were quite common back in the day. They were usually negotiated with supermarkets to not operate pharmacies, as well as for discounters to not operate food centers. In Western MD, the Acme at Braddock Square/Searstown held food rights and the Thrift next door held pharmacy ri...
by danielh_512
14 Feb 2010 04:19
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Safeway/AppleTree ghost stores
Replies: 20
Views: 21167

Re: Safeway/AppleTree ghost stores

Safeway never had a drug store partner to my knowledge the way a lot of chains did through the years. And outside of Texas, Eckerd and Safeway wouldn't have had any overlapping territory. Neither would Thrift Drug back in the day. The only "partnership" you could consider with them would be the dive...
by danielh_512
12 Feb 2010 22:54
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: A&P "A" Mart.
Replies: 16
Views: 9453

Re: A&P "A" Mart.

This is incredibly off topic, but the PA stations went to Lukoil, the MD and VA stations went to Sunoco.
by danielh_512
11 Feb 2010 03:15
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Safeway/AppleTree ghost stores
Replies: 20
Views: 21167

Re: Safeway/AppleTree ghost stores

The font on those green overhangs near the doors screams Safeway to me.
by danielh_512
10 Feb 2010 03:38
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger "cube" signs still in use at former Krogers
Replies: 14
Views: 11370

Re: Kroger "cube" signs still in use at former Krogers

Uniontown, PA - now used by Giant Eagle
Moon Township, PA - now used by Kuhn's
Ross Township, PA - now used by Kuhn's
Waynesburg, PA - now used by Aldi
Ashland, OH - now used by Tractor Supply Co.
Morgantown, WV - now used by Rite Aid

Ones still in use by Kroger

Benwood, WV
Elkins, WV
by danielh_512
10 Feb 2010 03:17
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Former Kroger Superstores Operated by another chain?
Replies: 2
Views: 2972

Re: Former Kroger Superstores Operated by another chain?

Kuhn's/Shop N Save, Cranberry Twp (Butler County), PA (greenhouse, fairly extensively remodeled now)
Kuhn's, Moon Township, PA (greenhouse)
Kuhn's, Ross Township, PA (superstore)
Shop N Save, Greensburg, PA (greenhouse)
by danielh_512
08 Feb 2010 03:07
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: A&P "A" Mart.
Replies: 16
Views: 9453

Re: A&P "A" Mart.

The Giant Eagle at Warren & Edgecliff doesn't have the A&P overhang of the 70's. I'd say it most likely was a Stop N Shop.
by danielh_512
07 Feb 2010 01:26
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Safeway, Charlottesville, 1972
Replies: 12
Views: 17163

Re: Safeway, Charlottesville, 1972

Charlottesville had a Safeway at the Barracks Road Shopping Center which was one of the newer units there. It probably opened in the 70's. Closed in the 1985 dwindling of the Mid-Atlantic region. Kroger took that Safeway, and still operates in there now. If I remember correctly, it was remodeled jus...
by danielh_512
06 Feb 2010 02:50
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: A&P "A" Mart.
Replies: 16
Views: 9453

Re: A&P "A" Mart.

Would the one in North Olmsted be the older shopping center far down Lorain Rd. where the Advance Auto Parts is now? There's a freestanding Rite Aid across from that one.

And the Brookpark/Ridge intersection would indeed be Brooklyn, not Cleveland.