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by TW-Upstate NY
20 Feb 2007 21:47
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: 2 Supermarkets In One Shopping Center
Replies: 67
Views: 75924

North Utica Shopping Center in Utica, NY in the early '70's had an Acme in the middle and a Loblaws on one end. Today, that same center is home to a Price Chopper. Also interesting to note that at the same time, there was a stand alone Super Saver (another American Stores' banner) on down NY State R...
by TW-Upstate NY
29 Jan 2007 09:53
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: UPC codes & grocery scanning
Replies: 87
Views: 66962

Aldi set up shop around here in '97 with a single store in Johnstown and as I recall, they had scanners from the beginning. Here's something interesting about their private label products I've noticed. Look at the placement of the bar codes on the items. They seem to be on every "face" of the item. ...
by TW-Upstate NY
09 Jan 2007 23:42
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Goodbye Eckerd (Rite Aid buys Eckerd and Brooks Drugs)
Replies: 49
Views: 48181

Johnstown is the county seat so since there are much fewer people in the downtown area on the weekends maybe it doesn't pay to open on Sunday. And here's another interesting Rite-Aid vs. Eckerd factoid I now remember again occurring in Johnstown. The Eckerd is located in a very small enclosed shoppi...
by TW-Upstate NY
21 Nov 2006 12:28
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Barker's Department Stores - NYC Metro
Replies: 3
Views: 3468

There were Barker's stores Upstate as well. I know for sure there was one in the Pyramid Mall in Johnstown because we shopped there all the time. And I think they also had stores in Oneonta and perhaps Saratoga although I'm not exactly sure. For the Johnstown store specifically, they took over the s...
by TW-Upstate NY
03 Oct 2006 21:05
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Grand Union
Replies: 71
Views: 59748

OK it makes sense now that somebody mentions 1872 and I would say the chain dates from then because I remember 1972 as being their centennial year. The logo they had for the occassion was prominently displayed in their stores that year.
by TW-Upstate NY
02 Oct 2006 15:05
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Grocers in "real" malls - not strip malls
Replies: 79
Views: 63545

The Mohawk could have been, but if so one of the parts must have been larger, as the later configuration had at least 2 or 3 stores between Price Chopper & Bradlees (including Present Comapny catalog showroom). I'm going to guess here but I'd say Mohawk Mall opened in the very early 70's with the P...
by TW-Upstate NY
30 Sep 2006 18:22
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Grocers in "real" malls - not strip malls
Replies: 79
Views: 63545

A couple of malls in the Albany area had Price Choppers - Mohawk Mall (Niskayuna, near Schenectady) and Clifton Country Mall. If memory serves me correctly, wasn't the Mohawk Mall PC originally a Pantry Pride? Matter of fact, I think it was part of a J. M. Fields combo with the J. M. Fields later b...
by TW-Upstate NY
29 Sep 2006 08:25
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: DC area Safeway and Giant?
Replies: 10
Views: 6581

Judging from the vehicles parked in front of the two stores paying particular attention to the one behind the station wagon in front of the Safeway, would I be correct in saying that the picture itself dates from probably about the mid '70's?
by TW-Upstate NY
23 Sep 2006 15:11
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Goodbye Eckerd (Rite Aid buys Eckerd and Brooks Drugs)
Replies: 49
Views: 48181

Here's something that occurred to me when this merger was announced and I wonder what's going to happen. Gloversville, NY is a smaller city near where I live and in the late '90's both Rite-Aid and Eckerd built brand new stores right across the street from each other which still operate to this day....
by TW-Upstate NY
19 Sep 2006 20:48
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Grand Union
Replies: 71
Views: 59748

There's a small vintage Grand Union not far from me in Northville, NY and parked at their loading dock behind the building is an old GU trailer with the "Clean, Fresh and Good" slogan on it. I hadn't seen one of those in years. That was last year and as of a month and a half-ago, it was still there-...
by TW-Upstate NY
19 Sep 2006 20:40
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Great American Stores Upstate NY
Replies: 28
Views: 18888

The Richfield Springs store closed sometime last year I believe when Price Chopper (Golub Corp) opened a new store probably around a mile from this store. Matter of fact, the store closed within days of Price Chopper setting up shop. It was a rather small store that seemed to have served the commini...