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by Ephrata1966
12 Apr 2013 06:28
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Could these two stores actually be the same one?
Replies: 3
Views: 5153

Could these two stores actually be the same one?

I found this 1982 photo of an "unknown" 60's/70's Acme somewhere in Center City Philadelphia, where supermarkets have always been rare: http://digital.library.temple.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15037coll3/id/6361 This Super Fresh opened in 1987: http://www.flickr.com/photos/meganlewis/2196552234/...
by Ephrata1966
10 Apr 2013 19:47
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target '90s neon
Replies: 15
Views: 11642

Re: Target '90s neon

Most likely this has already been asked at least once on this site, so I apologize for not searching for it. My question, though, is... do any Target stores still have garden aisles? I remember Target stores in the 90's having garden aisles in seemingly random spots, instead of the more traditional,...
by Ephrata1966
10 Apr 2013 19:15
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Could this be a former Woolworth?
Replies: 0
Views: 4682

Could this be a former Woolworth?

This is a Jo-Ann Fabrics in Colonia, NJ (really I believe the store sits in Avenel legal jurisdiction, but has a Colonia mailing address): http://www.city-data.com/businesses/110744703-jo-ann-fabrics-crafts-colonia-nj.html If not a former Woolworth, perhaps it was still a five and dime, such as eith...
by Ephrata1966
03 Dec 2012 21:41
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Gino's conversions
Replies: 2
Views: 3930

Re: Gino's conversions

Could the Bojangles (in the parking lot of a small Safeway from 1976) in Upper Marlboro, MD have been a Gino's? I wonder because the building in Reading PA that once was a Gino's is a Bojangles now, and Upper Marlboro isn't far from Waldorf where the Gino's became an Einstein Bros Bagels. I also won...
by Ephrata1966
06 Nov 2012 18:06
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Gino's conversions
Replies: 2
Views: 3930

Gino's conversions

After Roy Rogers bought Gino's in Philadelphia and Baltimore, did all the Gino's-Roy Rogers conversions become Hardee's? Or was it just some of them? I'm not 100% sure but I think the restaurant that started as Gino's in Wayne, PA eventually was a Boston Market, and it definitely was a restaurant ca...
by Ephrata1966
27 Oct 2012 19:36
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: What became of these two former Montgomery Ward stores?
Replies: 1
Views: 3559

What became of these two former Montgomery Ward stores?

I'm not 100% sure, but I think the Wards seen in this 1959-1960 picture only had one floor, and was built before the adjoining Northline Mall (this was in Houston) was enclosed: http://pleasantfamilyshopping.blogspot.com/2010/06/wards-strikes-up-band.html (look at the second picture from the top) Co...
by Ephrata1966
21 Oct 2012 15:27
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Albertsons in Houston
Replies: 14
Views: 12163

Re: Albertsons in Houston

I'm not sure about Bucks County Coffee. The only Bucks County Coffee "stand" I've ever seen was one at the Philadelphia 30th Street Station. Another coffee chain I miss is Gloria Jeans, which once had a location in Philadelphia International Airport, along with Willowbrook Mall and Woodlands Mall in...
by Ephrata1966
17 Oct 2012 16:27
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Albertsons in Houston
Replies: 14
Views: 12163

Re: Albertsons in Houston

I was surprised to see the Starbucks at the former Genuardi's (owned by Safeway) in Wayne PA still open after the store was closed temporarily, then replaced by a Giant a few months ago. Ironically, the opposite happened at the Genuardi's in Springfield PA, when the Starbucks closed about a year ago...
by Ephrata1966
14 Oct 2012 12:26
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target '90s neon
Replies: 15
Views: 11642

Re: Target '90s neon

Well, the Greatland concept was rolled out in the year 1990, so it probably coincided with that.
by Ephrata1966
06 Oct 2012 21:38
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Kmart 2000 closures
Replies: 22
Views: 15648

Re: Kmart 2000 closures

Three Kmart stores in the Houston area closed in 1994. Two of them were on FM 1960, but one was a 1974 store and one was a 1979 store. The 1973 store was later a Hobby Lobby, but they ended up moving in the early 2000s to a former Target from the early 80's which had itself moved. The 1979 store was...
by Ephrata1966
27 Sep 2012 17:16
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: A&P in Louisiana outside New Orleans
Replies: 4
Views: 7101

Re: A&P in Louisiana outside New Orleans

Newer, national chains and aggressive, progressive regionals like Publix have made shopping in the South easier and much more cosmopolitan; however, most Southerners have a fond spot for A&P as it was the first national grocer to heavily invest in the South. Interesting. I guess A&P paved the way f...
by Ephrata1966
25 Sep 2012 16:45
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart in-store restaurants
Replies: 17
Views: 17085

Re: Walmart in-store restaurants

Wal-Mart still has very old stores like that one in Hempstead TX (west of Houston) and Vidor TX (near Beaumont). Strangely, they both were given updated 90's signs by the street, but little else. There's still a vintage Pizza Hut in front of the Hempstead store. Also in Vidor, there's a grocery stor...
by Ephrata1966
25 Sep 2012 16:39
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: KMart Cafeteria and Other Restaurants
Replies: 71
Views: 71920

Re: KMart Cafeteria and Other Restaurants

Fast Eddie's? That was the name of a sports bar somewhere in MD or VA (I forget which) that was a former A&P/Super Fresh.
by Ephrata1966
06 Sep 2012 18:32
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: What did this CVS used to be?
Replies: 3
Views: 4965

Re: What did this CVS used to be?

Thanks! Did Woolworth here close with the chain in 1997? Because the fixtures look pretty old, and I'm surprised Longs would have kept Woolworth ones. There was a Woolworth in Easton PA which closed in 1973 and became an early Rite Aid, which lasted until it closed in 2006. Family Dollar is there no...