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by ajsanjua
08 Nov 2008 03:27
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: FARM FRESH SUPERMARKETS IN NORTH CAROLINA
Replies: 7
Views: 6978

Re: FARM FRESH SUPERMARKETS IN NORTH CAROLINA

Farm Fresh operated a store in Elizabeth City, NC from at least sometime in the eighties until 1993. They returned in 2004 with a 'new' store carved out of the former Kmart on Hughes Boulevard, later adding an attached gas station the next year. As far as I know the two stores were the only ones in ...
by ajsanjua
05 Nov 2008 12:15
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Anybody Want to Buy a Slightly Used Kmart? (Bellevue, WA)
Replies: 7
Views: 6393

Re: Anybody Want to Buy a Slightly Used Kmart? (Bellevue, WA)

Was the addition to the right once a Kmart Foods? Looks like an early seventies store, so would be in the right time frame...
by ajsanjua
03 Nov 2008 06:40
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Chains with two stores very close to each other
Replies: 30
Views: 17358

Re: Chains with two stores very close to each other

Food Lion locations in Elizabeth City, NC about half a mile apart. One on the left was built in 1990, the right, probably in the early seventies and was originally a Colonial/Big Star. Ironically, the older one remains, while the other one moved late last year several miles south to a new S/C across...
by ajsanjua
31 Oct 2008 00:19
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Old Dairy Queen signs
Replies: 10
Views: 7090

Re: Old Dairy Queen signs

Here's the Dairy Queen in Holbrook, AZ on 25 June 2008.
Three generations of signage in and around the store!

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by ajsanjua
30 Oct 2008 23:52
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Long's Drugs being bought by CVS and will disappear by 2009
Replies: 53
Views: 31503

Re: Long's Drugs being bought by CVS and will disappear by 2009

Another chain gobbled up by CVS in the past decade and a half...
by ajsanjua
30 Oct 2008 23:46
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Old Golden Corral buffets
Replies: 6
Views: 7570

Re: Old Golden Corral buffets

Golden Corral started out in Fayetteville, NC and is now headquartered in Raleigh. However to the above question, I don't know when they started to expand out West.
by ajsanjua
24 Oct 2008 06:00
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Old Golden Corral buffets
Replies: 6
Views: 7570

Re: Old Golden Corral buffets

One REAL oddity was Ankeny, Iowa, a 1982 build that burned down in 2000 or 2001. The franchisee actually convinced Golden Corral to let them rebuild the original building design. Wouldn't it be nice if retailers would bring back some of the classic retro designs that made their stores or restaurant...
by ajsanjua
22 Oct 2008 07:24
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: W T Grant
Replies: 66
Views: 61940

Re: W T Grant

This store was one of the large Grant stores that was supposed to be 'just like Sears'. We had an auto service center, an interior decorator and sold appliances and furniture. We once had a W.T. Grant in Elizabeth City, NC that later turned into a Roses discount store. Roses kept and converted the ...
by ajsanjua
22 Oct 2008 02:52
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Strange (very small) Kmart format
Replies: 12
Views: 5779

Re: Strange (very small) Kmart format

I'd be willing to bet that this Kmart has a store number in the 9xxx format. The 9xxx stores were 40-60k square feet, and mostly built in small towns with populations of 25,000 and under. That's right. The Cody, WY Kmart had no food service of any kind, nor a pharmacy. As with all other Kmarts, the...
by ajsanjua
21 Oct 2008 09:16
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Strange (very small) Kmart format
Replies: 12
Views: 5779

Re: Strange (very small) Kmart format

Sorry about the large picture size. I don't have a photo editor to crop it down.
by ajsanjua
21 Oct 2008 09:15
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Strange (very small) Kmart format
Replies: 12
Views: 5779

Strange (very small) Kmart format

On vacation to Yellowstone, I encountered this strange and extremely small Kmart in Cody, WY. Apart from the minuscule size, the building was also constructed out of corrugated steel and with a sloped roof giving it a structure not unlike an oversized utility shed. The interior was dark and lonely, ...
by ajsanjua
21 Oct 2008 08:43
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Old Golden Corral buffets
Replies: 6
Views: 7570

Old Golden Corral buffets

Anyone remember the Golden Corral restaurants circa 70's through early 90s, with its Wild-West style exterior (and interior with prominent fiberboard ceilings) as well as signage font? It would be interesting to see if any of these survived the 90s and 2000s remodeling campaigns and still exist as G...
by ajsanjua
21 Oct 2008 07:30
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Mayfair Market in Century City
Replies: 24
Views: 14772

Re: Mayfair Market in Century City

Didn't some supermarkets install movable blinds to keep out the sun in the afternoon, that is, before blocking them off with sheetrock became popular?
by ajsanjua
16 Oct 2008 06:00
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Old Department Store Restaurants
Replies: 37
Views: 20176

Re: Old Department Store Restaurants

I know that this topic is mostly about restaurants in real department stores, not discount stores, but we once had an actual sit-down restaurant (not a cafeteria like K-marts once had) at the Roses store in Elizabeth City, NC. I think that this was probably the first and only one that they operated,...
by ajsanjua
16 Oct 2008 05:51
Forum: History: Outside the USA and Canada
Topic: Safeway Europe and Australia
Replies: 8
Views: 14196

Re: Safeway Europe and Australia store brands

There is indeed Safeway here in Australia (I'm currently studying here for one semester) and it is under Woolworth's Ltd, but not nationwide. Safeway only exists in Victoria, apparently due to past naming conflicts in the other states or territories. Alas, Safeway will cease to exist in the near fut...