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by nysw3636
09 Feb 2011 19:34
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Great American
Replies: 71
Views: 51945

Re: Great American

Forgot that Great American was also in Millerton,NY at former Trotta's Market!! I believe this was 1992??, then Grand Union took it over in 1995?? Also as an FYI, I believe there is a town hall meeting in Millerton tonight, and Hannaford building a store there is on the agenda!!!
by nysw3636
31 Dec 2010 20:57
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Great American Stores Upstate NY
Replies: 28
Views: 19931

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When I was a teen we use to shop at a Great American supermarket in New Paltz, New York. I remember their store brand was "Food Club" and was made by Topco who is still in business. When the supermarket closed some dirty place too it over. eventually they closed and the location became a womans clo...
by nysw3636
12 Dec 2010 08:11
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Great American
Replies: 71
Views: 51945

Re: Great American

Are you sure about the New Hartford Shopping Center one? Unless it was converted later on, that store was a Grand Union in the early-mid 80's. The company bought a small Utica-based chain called Chicago Markets I'm going to say maybe in the '85-'87 range and converted a lot of those to Great Americ...
by nysw3636
11 Dec 2010 17:24
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Great American
Replies: 71
Views: 51945

Re: Great American

I want to add New Hartford, NY (New Hartford Shopping Center) and Utica, NY (Genesee Street). I cannot confirm Horseheads,NY yet.
by nysw3636
11 Dec 2010 10:14
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Great American
Replies: 71
Views: 51945

Re: Great American

Until at least the mid 1980s, there were two Great American grocery stores in Elmira, NY. One was on Lake St., the other on Erie St. (I think) on Elmira's southside. This store, located next to a closed store called Elmira Discount, was demolished some time ago. The southside store was small and ki...
by nysw3636
10 Dec 2010 18:40
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Great American
Replies: 71
Views: 51945

Re: Great American

I did some homework and found this info on the seven former ShopRites in the Albany area that Victory Markets Inc. bought back in 1988. The stores were... 1235 Western Avenue Guilderland,NY 20 Wolf Road Colonie,NY Routes 9 and 20 East Greenbush,NY Mayfair Shopping Center Glenville,NY Broadway Menand...
by nysw3636
10 Dec 2010 17:02
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Great American
Replies: 71
Views: 51945

Re: Great American

TW-Upstate NY wrote:I went to college in the Utica area in the early-mid '80's and remember locations in Ilion (open as late as 1999) and Whitesboro.
Ilion,NY and Whitesboro,NY make it 54 and counting. Thank you.
by nysw3636
10 Dec 2010 15:31
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Great American
Replies: 71
Views: 51945

Re: Great American

Excellent info coming in. I want to add Cortland,NY, Corning,NY, Johnson City,NY, Binghamton,NY, and Colonie,NY (Albany area). With Endicott confirmed by maynesG, that should put us at 52 locations. I can't figure out Vestal,NY.
by nysw3636
09 Dec 2010 20:56
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Great American
Replies: 71
Views: 51945

Re: Great American

Can anyone confirm Vestal, NY and Endicott, NY stores??
by nysw3636
09 Dec 2010 19:07
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Great American
Replies: 71
Views: 51945

Re: Great American

Thanks for the help everyone. Add to the list Ellenville,NY, Margaretville,NY, Roscoe,NY, Hancock,NY.

Should be 46 now...
by nysw3636
08 Dec 2010 17:56
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Great American
Replies: 71
Views: 51945

Re: Great American

I have some other locations I have found. They include Greene,NY, Boonville,NY, Afton,NY, Delhi,NY, Sherburne,NY, Tully,NY, Lyons Falls,NY, Watertown,NY, Oxford,NY and Prattsville,NY. I believe this brings us to 38 locations.
by nysw3636
08 Dec 2010 16:38
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Great American
Replies: 71
Views: 51945

Re: Great American

I found this link while browsing the net that show a few more Great American Stores...

http://www.oneonta.edu/academics/ssr/PD ... ores05.pdf
by nysw3636
08 Dec 2010 16:23
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Great American
Replies: 71
Views: 51945

Re: Great American

Ephrata1966 wrote:What were the closest ones to NYC?
I would say New Paltz, NY.
by nysw3636
08 Dec 2010 16:19
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Great American
Replies: 71
Views: 51945

Re: Great American

-Fonda, NY, -Gloversville, NY, -Amsterdam, NY, -Richfield Springs, NY, -Herkimer, NY, -Little Falls, NY, Canajoharie, NY, -Glenville, NY, -Oneonta, NY, -East Stroudsburg, Pa. which to my knowledge was the company's ONLY foray outside NY State. I think, but I'm not sure, that the stores they had in ...
by nysw3636
07 Dec 2010 18:51
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Great American
Replies: 71
Views: 51945

Re: Great American

Hi, I great article ran in The Daily Star here is the new link to this column thedaily star.com/columsx112896525/onetimegrocery. It tells the tale of this chain from its founding in 1908 in Norwich Ny as Victory Markets to its Hay day as Great American Stores with 80 Units. Today a handfull of Grea...