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by ajc47
16 Mar 2011 21:00
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Chveron Stations Operating as Standard Oil
Replies: 27
Views: 26696

Re: Chveron Stations Operating as Standard Oil

^I remember that. They were taken over by BP around 1990 or so.
by ajc47
04 Mar 2011 10:40
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Finast/ First National (the Pick N Pay, Pre-Ahold years)
Replies: 5
Views: 4559

Re: Finast/ First National (the Pick N Pay, Pre-Ahold years)

Finast in Ohio became Tops in 2000, something I wasn't too pleased about. Tops has since pulled out of the state and I am not sure what became of the other Finast stores.
by ajc47
26 Jul 2008 00:05
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Westlake, OH: Former A&P?
Replies: 8
Views: 4825

Re: Westlake, OH: Former A&P?

Basements were common in supermarkets of that era (and before) even though they didn't make much sense (that store was built when the area was just starting to develop and land would have been cheap). It may be that they were goodplaces to keep things that were better off at a cooler temperature bu...
by ajc47
08 Jun 2008 14:00
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Kids R Us
Replies: 10
Views: 12662

Re: Kids R Us

There was a Kids R Us where I got a lot of my clothes long ago in Eastgate(Mayfield OH), that was only a few doors down from Finast supermarket. It's not there now, I think Circuit City is but I haven't been there in awhile.
by ajc47
27 Apr 2008 22:57
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: The first store that got me interested in old supermarkets
Replies: 27
Views: 28214

Re: The first store that got me interested in old supermarkets

For me it was Catalano's in Highland Hts, OH about 5 minutes from where I used to live. It closed in Feb. of last year (Damn you, Giant Eagle)
by ajc47
02 Mar 2008 23:32
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Cleveland, OH: What was this abandoned store??
Replies: 3
Views: 3493

Re: Cleveland, OH: Was this abandoned store a Zayre?

It does look somewhat familiar, not sure though. I live near Cleveland and we had a Zayre's nearby that has been gone since about 1992 or so.
by ajc47
01 Mar 2008 22:43
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: RIP CompUSA 1984-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 8750

Re: RIP CompUSA 1984-2008

That link says they are opening several new Fla locations in addition to the 3 they already have. Strange...
by ajc47
01 Mar 2008 22:40
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Toy Chains
Replies: 18
Views: 22538

Re: Toy Chains

I remember Children's Palace, where I got my first bike when I was 7, and Lionel too but that one's been gone for years.