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by Ephrata1966
06 Jan 2017 16:22
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: Bucks Crossing/Bucks County Mall
Replies: 3
Views: 6833

Re: Bucks Crossing/Bucks County Mall

The former Centennial A&P/Super Fresh at Gateway Shopping Center in Devon-Berwyn also is home to a TJ Maxx. Sadly, the whole center was remodeled last year, and the TJ Maxx was remodeled to hide its Centennial A&P features. That might actually be the only example I know of where a Centennial A&P bui...
by Ephrata1966
06 Jan 2017 16:10
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Late 70s A&P store video
Replies: 6
Views: 6041

Re: Late 70s A&P store video

I really wish I knew where this A&P/Venture was. A lot of empty Venture stores were replaced by Kmart. If this one was, I am really curious as to how much remodeling Kmart would have done. Kmart moved into newer former Venture stores such as the ones in Houston without changing much at all, but this...
by Ephrata1966
06 Jan 2017 15:46
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Was the A&P capsule logo really used before 1976?
Replies: 5
Views: 5880

Re: Was the A&P capsule logo really used before 1976?

I'm pretty sure the A&P in Lindenwold, NJ opened in 1975 with the capsule logo. This A&P had a bakery and deli which were both remarkable at the time. It's a shame A&P didn't build more stores in Greater Philadelphia with this prototype. There were dozens of beautiful Centennial A&Ps built in the Ph...
by Ephrata1966
06 Jan 2017 15:30
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Great former Safeway in Dallas
Replies: 11
Views: 8323

Re: Great former Safeway in Dallas

This store was replaced sometime in the 70's (or possibly late 60's?) by a larger Safeway a few blocks south. In Bing Maps aerial view, zoom out from the earlier Safeway building and you can see the later Safeway building. I'm assuming the later Safeway closed in 1987 with the Dallas division but I ...
by Ephrata1966
04 Nov 2016 15:55
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: A&P's closures and market withdrawals of the late 1970s and early 1980s
Replies: 19
Views: 13495

Re: A&P's closures and market withdrawals of the late 1970s and early 1980s

There was a Centennial A&P (not sure if it was originally a Centennial) in Irving at one time. It at one point was a Dollar General but I'm not sure if it still is or not. And I'm assuming it must have been something in between when A&P closed and Dollar General opened but I'm not sure what. I wonde...
by Ephrata1966
17 Oct 2016 21:51
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: A&P's closures and market withdrawals of the late 1970s and early 1980s
Replies: 19
Views: 13495

Re: A&P's closures and market withdrawals of the late 1970s and early 1980s

The Houston market I believe lost A&P in the early to mid 1970s. I don't think they became any grocery stores afterward (maybe Minimax), but I don't believe any exist today. A&P closed their Houston stores way back in 1966. Yep, just short of 50 years before the A&P chain totally came to an end. Fr...
by Ephrata1966
15 May 2016 02:24
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: When was this Kroger built?
Replies: 1
Views: 4121

When was this Kroger built?

The former Kroger at I45 and 2920 in Spring which closed in 2013 and now is an Academy Sports & Outdoors.
by Ephrata1966
18 Jan 2016 02:47
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: 2 Supermarkets In One Shopping Center
Replies: 68
Views: 83283

Re: 2 Supermarkets In One Shopping Center

This might not really count as "supermarkets" but it's pretty remarkable: Newtown Square Shopping Center in Newtown Square, PA has not one but two Wine & Spirits stores (popularly known as state stores) in it today. One is inside the Acme in the center but the other is behind the Hallmark store at t...
by Ephrata1966
02 Apr 2015 11:12
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Possible ex-Kroger
Replies: 15
Views: 17090

Re: Possible ex-Kroger

The location is wrong as the small Greenhouse is not in Katy, it is on 1960 and Jones Road. But the replacement time frame would be right, about 1985 for the new store on North Jones Road, which has also since been replaced. No, I wasn't saying any of the stores on Jones and 1960 were in Katy. But ...
by Ephrata1966
30 Mar 2015 13:47
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Possible ex-Kroger
Replies: 15
Views: 17090

Re: Possible ex-Kroger

According to a government website, Jones Square (the small greenhouse center) was built in 1977, and I know I read somewhere that the later Kroger greenhouse in Katy (which also replaced a small greenhouse now a Goodwill) was built in 1985, so I would guess the store now a Big Lots was open from 197...
by Ephrata1966
14 Dec 2014 02:35
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Possible ex-Kroger
Replies: 15
Views: 17090

Re: Possible ex-Kroger

That was a Kroger store. Probably what was called a Super Store II, which were smaller sized stores, around 30K square foot rather than the 45K size store. One thing that gives it way in the aerial shot is the covered up air intakes and fan exhaust for the engine room in the corner of the store. Th...
by Ephrata1966
04 Mar 2014 19:34
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Bob Saget Acme connections?
Replies: 4
Views: 7513

Re: Bob Saget Acme connections?

Mystery solved! It was indeed Food Fair Inc, according to this source: http://hamptonroads.com/2010/11/bob-sag ... be-norfolk
by Ephrata1966
19 Feb 2014 23:33
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Hechinger
Replies: 23
Views: 16684

Re: Hechinger

UPDATE: The Home Depot in Folsom/Ridley has removed the tagline from the front of their store, and installed a larger sign to fill the space.
by Ephrata1966
04 Jan 2014 20:21
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Could this be a former Acme or A&P?
Replies: 0
Views: 6596

Could this be a former Acme or A&P?

The Wine & Spirits Superstore (owned by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board) in Bala Cynwyd, PA, as seen in this photo: http://s.lnimg.com/photo/full/8b92683f78ce4cf48cd60429fe62127a.jpg It reminds me a little bit of the former Acme in this photo: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FgFRgV0BLVQ/Uq-6aDhmUNI/...
by Ephrata1966
17 Nov 2013 14:29
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Possible former Acme
Replies: 4
Views: 7010

Re: Possible former Acme

UPDATE: I just found out there was a Shop N Bag in this center at one time, which closed around the same time the Hoyts opened. It seems doubtful Shop N Bag was the original tenant though. There was originally a Loehmann's on the Hoyts site, and considering the other early Loehmann's in Greater Phil...