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by dooneyt63
15 Feb 2009 17:56
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Publix Markets with "wings" in Florida
Replies: 15
Views: 9762

Re: Publix Markets with "wings" in Florida

I believe the store at 6001 N. Nebraska Avenue (U.S. 41) in Tampa, FL, is an example of a 1940's store still in use as a Publix today. The last time I was by there, it had been updated,but the building was still original, similar to the one in Orlando now a camera shop. The wings (or the earlier cen...
by dooneyt63
18 Jan 2009 18:49
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: IGA Foodliner
Replies: 1
Views: 2818

Re: IGA Foodliner

Foodliner was a name used by the IGA organization with accompanying sign and ad packages. More recently they promoted IGA Plus. Many stores affiliated with IGA remain highly independent (no pun intended). Unlike some organizations, there is not much uniformity...particularly in smaller stores. Some ...
by dooneyt63
14 Jan 2009 19:47
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Cleveland, Ohio: Former Fast Food?
Replies: 6
Views: 3007

Re: Cleveland, Ohio: Former Fast Food?

Possibly a Dunkin' Donuts. They had some with the corner mansard and full windows. That would fit the area.
by dooneyt63
19 Dec 2008 17:08
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Pantry Pride
Replies: 20
Views: 15414

Re: Pantry Pride

IIRC, some of the Setzer's stores eventually became part of the Pic 'N Save drug/discount chain. These stores were like mini discount stores with pharmacies and a substantial grocery department (no meat or produce). I think these were mostly stores that had been replaced with newer Food Fair or Pant...
by dooneyt63
05 Dec 2008 16:37
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Pylon Sign Returns to Winn-Dixie
Replies: 7
Views: 4875

Pylon Sign Returns to Winn-Dixie

A Winn-Dixie store in downtown Jacksonville, FL is sporting a pylon sign. It's sort of a back to the future kind of look for a supermarket; much different that their recent bland designs. Photos are on the Supermarket News website's photo gallery today. This is also a departure from the new Florida ...
by dooneyt63
04 Dec 2008 22:01
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Wag's Restaurants (1976-1988)
Replies: 6
Views: 6048

Re: Wag's Restaurants (1976-1988)

Wag's continued under the original name for a brief period under Marriott's stewardship. The Shoney's connection came when Marriott made the dramatic decision to abandon the family restaurant business that was its major heritage. Many of the former Wag's units were sold to Shoney's franchisees. Init...
by dooneyt63
08 Nov 2008 13:27
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: In-Store Pharmacies
Replies: 5
Views: 3470

Re: In-Store Pharmacies

Schuster's Department Store in Milwaukee, WI, had a pharmacy in the 1940's. They had an extensive line of Schuster's brand drug products as well. It was Milwaukee where I think I have seen an ad for Sears having a pharmacy.
by dooneyt63
25 Oct 2008 18:05
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Strange (very small) Kmart format
Replies: 12
Views: 5986

Re: Strange (very small) Kmart format

Lake Wales, FL, had a store like this. It was closed in the first round of bankruptcy closings. The stores almost had the feel of the new standalone Dollar General stores, albeit in a somewhat larger, more well-stocked format. This style building was often placed on a lot in a lesser desirable comme...
by dooneyt63
20 Oct 2008 19:17
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: In-Store Pharmacies
Replies: 5
Views: 3470

In-Store Pharmacies

What in-store pharmacies are you aware of in defunct discount stores and department stores? I know that the J.M. Fields operation had pharmacies in many stores, also Gemco/Memco. I believe the Herald Square Macy's once had pharmacies, and IIRC, Sears operated pharmacies in some of their big city sto...
by dooneyt63
19 Oct 2008 19:07
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Old Department Store Restaurants
Replies: 37
Views: 20720

Re: Old Department Store Restaurants

I should have been a little more clear. The Bradford Houses were in later generation Grant City stores; however, they did often appear in regular Grant stores in regional shopping centers in both urban and suburban areas. Many of these, built right before the Grant City rollout, were identical to th...
by dooneyt63
16 Oct 2008 11:17
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Old Department Store Restaurants
Replies: 37
Views: 20720

Re: Old Department Store Restaurants

W.T. Grant had the Bradford House Restaurants and Skillet Coffee Shops. Both had sit-down operations at many locations. Some of the Bradford Houses were cafeterias but not all. These were pretty good place to eat at the time.
by dooneyt63
14 Sep 2008 15:22
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: WinCo interiors
Replies: 10
Views: 4344

Re: WinCo interiors

Hy-Top comes from the Federated Group, Arlington Heights, Illinois. They are also the source for Parade and Red & White. Red & White was once a good-sized group of independent grocery stores, usually in rural areas and small towns. There are a few stores still using the name. Some sell the label; so...
by dooneyt63
14 Sep 2008 15:17
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Former A&P Sav-a-Center, Charlotte NC
Replies: 2
Views: 2814

Re: Former A&P Sav-a-Center, Charlotte NC

This was indeed one of the Sav-A-Center interior packages, an early one. The colors have been changed; most Sav-A-Center signage and decor involved green and white with touches of yellow here and there. The phrase "The Farm" as seen in the produce department was common not only to the Sav-A-Center f...
by dooneyt63
12 Sep 2008 19:34
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger Superstores
Replies: 14
Views: 8321

Re: Kroger Superstores

There is a Kroger superstore still operating in Pearl, MS, a suburb of Jackson. It has had some exterior paint changes and interior updates but is still the basic superstore. It has been slated for replacement but seems to be in a "holding" pattern. There is a nearby very up-to-date store. Kroger is...
by dooneyt63
06 Jul 2008 14:11
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Pensacola, FL: Former A&P and Winn-Dixie?
Replies: 3
Views: 3246

Re: Pensacola, FL: Former A&P and Winn-Dixie?

A&P exited Pensacola by 1995. They had long since closed the Futurestore on Olive Road, maintaining the 2 Centennials 'til the end. In addition to the one off New Warrington Road, there was a free-standing Centennial on 12th Avenue. It is still there as an Early Childhood Center. A Save-A-Lot briefl...