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by TW-Upstate NY
17 Apr 2017 18:57
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: New location list: Albany through 1960
Replies: 8
Views: 6162

Re: New location list: Albany through 1960

You just named the three locations right there. The one occupied by Frontier downtown was the replacement store for the E. Fulton St. store which is where the new Stewart's was built. The downtown store opened in early 1975 and Loblaws sold it to Chicago Markets out of Utica and they operated there ...
by TW-Upstate NY
17 Apr 2017 18:45
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Acme in New York
Replies: 32
Views: 24150

Re: Acme in New York

Acme 23 North Perry Street Johnstown One.jpg
What one of the former Johnstown Acmes look like today:
by TW-Upstate NY
17 Apr 2017 18:40
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Acme in New York
Replies: 32
Views: 24150

Re: Acme in New York

Yes, Loblaws opened in the mall out on the arterial (NYS Rte 30-A) in the fall of 1972. It was closed by the summer of 1976 and Price Chopper moved in that fall and remains there to this day and have expanded the store at least twice in the interim and now even have a drive thru pharmacy sort of on ...
by TW-Upstate NY
16 Feb 2017 13:47
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: End of an era: Curry Plaza demolished
Replies: 8
Views: 5548

Re: End of an era: Curry Plaza demolished

Found those photos of the former SaveWay (P+C) in Reid Hill Plaza. These were taken over five years ago:
(That light brick is original)
by TW-Upstate NY
15 Feb 2017 18:58
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: End of an era: Curry Plaza demolished
Replies: 8
Views: 5548

Re: End of an era: Curry Plaza demolished

Is that Amsterdam plaza anywhere near the main shopping areas (on Rt. 30)? I'm guessing maybe not? No, it's actually in a residential area of the city in the area of Route 67 and Chruch St. I'm guesstimating it opened sometime in the early mid-60's. I was born in '62 and maybe a year or two after t...
by TW-Upstate NY
15 Feb 2017 16:43
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: End of an era: Curry Plaza demolished
Replies: 8
Views: 5548

Re: End of an era: Curry Plaza demolished

It sounds like this site has been abandoned longer than it was occupied. That is certainly true of the Gloversville Loblaws which opened sometime in the mid 50's and closed in February of 1975 when they moved to a new store downtown. That building stood vacant for OVER 40 years-WOW! And one of the ...
by TW-Upstate NY
15 Feb 2017 16:39
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: End of an era: Curry Plaza demolished
Replies: 8
Views: 5548

Re: End of an era: Curry Plaza demolished

Don't know if it's even being considered for demolition, but there's a small strip in Amsterdam, NY called Reid Hill Plaza located at what's known as the "5 corners." It consisted of a supermarket (first a Save-Way and later P+C which closed at some point in the mid-late '90's), a drug store (first ...
by TW-Upstate NY
24 Sep 2016 14:07
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: 10852

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

Don't forget the store in Margaretville which actually hung on until only a few years ago. And yes I believe 1981 was really the last huge purge before things quieted down for a while because I recall the Gloversville store staying open until almost the end of that year which ended their presence lo...
by TW-Upstate NY
26 Jul 2016 12:07
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: New location list: Albany through 1960
Replies: 8
Views: 6162

Re: New location list: Albany through 1960

On that Stuyvesant Plaza store Billy Gr mentioned, yes it did open as an Acme in I'm going to say 1959. I found an article from 1962 a while ago which said that Acme sold the store to Golub Corp. which operated the Central Market chain and which we all know as Price Chopper today. The article implie...
by TW-Upstate NY
02 Nov 2015 21:34
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Gloversville Loblaw's finally getting demolished
Replies: 11
Views: 7979

Re: Gloversville Loblaw's finally getting demolished

Probably the LAST photo before demolition of the actual building began:
by TW-Upstate NY
01 Nov 2015 21:48
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Gloversville Loblaw's finally getting demolished
Replies: 11
Views: 7979

Re: Gloversville Loblaw's finally getting demolished

Knew I had a picture of the "new" Loblaws somewhere and here it is:
by TW-Upstate NY
01 Nov 2015 21:43
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Gloversville Loblaw's finally getting demolished
Replies: 11
Views: 7979

Re: Gloversville Loblaw's finally getting demolished

Ampersand wrote:is there like security for an empty building?
There was at one time I believe because I think that company bought the building. Don't know if they still own it though. Drove by there yesterday afternoon and except for a few old RV's in the far corner of the parking lot, it's completely empty.
by TW-Upstate NY
01 Nov 2015 16:09
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Gloversville Loblaw's finally getting demolished
Replies: 11
Views: 7979

Re: Gloversville Loblaw's finally getting demolished

The "new" Loblaws opened in February 1975 closed in very early 1977 when Chicago Markets (that was the small chain based in Utica) moved in. They were then purchased by Victory Markets in the later 80's and the store was totally remodeled and branded Great American then closed in 1995. It was then a...
by TW-Upstate NY
29 Oct 2015 21:12
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Gloversville Loblaw's finally getting demolished
Replies: 11
Views: 7979

Re: Gloversville Loblaw's finally getting demolished

Correction on that-it IS demolished and construction of the new Stewart's is in full swing and will probably be open by early December. That building stood empty for OVER 40 YEARS with most of the signage remaining intact-especially on the "tower" on the side of the building. I don't mind admitting ...