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by Swifty
25 May 2013 19:05
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: JCPenney mall locations
Replies: 16
Views: 16346

Re: JCPenney mall locations

Citadel Mall in Charleston, SC is an interesting case for JCPenney, as it's had two incarnations. The mall opened in 1981 with Sears at one end, Belk in the middle, and Thalhimer's at the other end. In 1992, May Departments Stores bought out Thalhimer's, and sold the Charleston location to Dillards....
by Swifty
15 Mar 2012 23:20
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: W T Grant
Replies: 66
Views: 70715

Re: W T Grant

Growing up in Columbus, GA, the main anchor in Cross Country Plaza was Service Merchandise. But it oddly only ever took up part of the large building it was in. It sat around collecting dust until Steve and Barry's moved in. And then right back out a few months later when they went under. Nextdoor i...
by Swifty
15 Feb 2012 00:01
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger "cube" signs still in use at former Krogers
Replies: 14
Views: 11289

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

This one is interesting. I remembered it from high school from a trip I took to this area (15+ years ago). It's kind of obscure... It's in Lanett, AL at 1401 South Gilmer Avenue. It's a greenhouse, and it has the cube sign, but they have completely de-emphasized the fact that it's a Kroger. They pre...
by Swifty
24 Jan 2010 16:31
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: A&P Flickr Set
Replies: 2
Views: 3076

A&P Flickr Set

Here's a great Flickr set of some vintage A&P and Super Fresh markets: http://www.flickr.com/photos/42444189@N04/sets/72157622354737793/ Incidentally, this image here is the A&P decor package I remember. And this is the first picture I've seen on the internet of it. If anyone knows of any more, I wo...
by Swifty
18 Jan 2010 01:13
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Tampa Bay Area Photos
Replies: 15
Views: 9975

Re: Tampa Bay Area Photos

Apparently, the Publix used to be a Kash N' Karry. Publix purchased the location prior to KK's changeover to Sweetbay.
http://www.publix.com/about/newsroom/Ne ... ItemPK=425

So, perhaps that was a late '90s/early 2000s Kash N Karry prototype?
by Swifty
17 Jan 2010 17:35
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Tampa Bay Area Photos
Replies: 15
Views: 9975

Re: Tampa Bay Area Photos

This store: http://www.flickr.com/photos/18435608@N00/4260428624/ And this store: http://www.flickr.com/photos/18435608@N00/4259726209/ I don't recognize the prototype. It almost looks like an A&P Futurestore, but I'm fairly positive those never made an appearance in the Tampa area. (It was Family M...
by Swifty
10 Mar 2009 20:10
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Publix Markets with "wings" in Florida
Replies: 15
Views: 10200

Re: Publix Markets with "wings" in Florida

I'm semi-positive that Food World was owned by Bruno's, not Publix. I'm not aware of any other name Publix has ever used (aside from their current subbrands of Sabor and Greenwise).
by Swifty
10 Aug 2008 21:12
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Black roofed Bi-Lo to be replaced
Replies: 4
Views: 4724

Re: Black roofed Bi-Lo to be replaced

The only other former Krogers I know of in the area are:
• Whole Foods on Houston Northcutt Blvd. in Mt. Pleasant.
• Sentry Buick-Pontiac-GMC on Savannah Highway.

Anyone know of others?
by Swifty
06 May 2008 14:20
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: 4450 Nelson Brogdon Blvd, Buford GA.
Replies: 10
Views: 5069

Re: 4450 Nelson Brogdon Blvd, Buford GA.

I'd guess the store in the photo was originally a Food Giant, since they were fairly prominent around Atlanta in the early 1980s. But if you suspect the Goodwill across the street was a Food Lion, then perhaps not. On closer inspection, the store in the photograph appears to be a bit new for a forme...
by Swifty
10 Dec 2007 10:54
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: A&P photo found on flickr, Worthington, OH
Replies: 7
Views: 4228

This appears to be a store that was expanded and retrofitted into a centennial. Centennials usually had an entrance on the front of the store. This one has the entrance on the side - which was common for pre-centennials. My guess is the expansion was the area to the right of the front display window...
by Swifty
10 Sep 2007 16:57
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Super Kmart-Brookpark Rd, Parma, OH
Replies: 9
Views: 6720

That's interesting - I've never seen a regular (a.k.a. 'Big K') Kmart remodeled to resemble a Super K before. For that matter, I rarely have seen an exterior of a Kmart updated at all since the early 1990s. One of our local Kmarts just recieved what I would call a 'whitewash' on the inside. They pai...
by Swifty
06 Aug 2007 11:39
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Former Kroger Columbus GEORGIA
Replies: 3
Views: 4891

Definitely an old Kroger. Not sure when Kroger left the Columbus market, but it hasn't been there since at least the mid-70s.

(Confirmed by people who lived in Columbus long before I was born.)
by Swifty
20 Jun 2007 10:27
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Charleston Former Piggly Wiggly
Replies: 1
Views: 3282

From what I've been told by folks who have lived here longer than me, it certainly was a Piggly Wiggly. It moved to a newer location down the street. Sofa Super Store moved in approximately 16 years ago. I do not know when the original store was built. News reports have stated that it was originally...
by Swifty
07 Jun 2007 08:45
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: IGA in Atlanta
Replies: 1
Views: 3234

There's something about the Deli & Bakery sign that's jogging a memory here. Maybe moreso if it were black type on a yellow background.

Former Food Giant, perhaps?
by Swifty
16 May 2007 09:41
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Webb Avenue, Burlington NC
Replies: 15
Views: 9978

It looks similar to this Piggly Wiggly location in Vidalia, GA mentioned in an earlier thread:

http://www.groceteria.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=1168

Not exact, but similar. The arched roof is what makes me think it's a former PW.