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by TW-Upstate NY
21 Jul 2015 21:01
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: A&p files for bankruptcy: five LI stores closing
Replies: 12
Views: 7493

Re: A&p files for bankruptcy: five LI stores closing

Surprising Acme would want stores in New York state. I know they've operated there before but it was some time ago. Would've thought Shop Rite might get involved in this but perhaps they will eventually. Sorry to see it end this way for "Grandma."
by TW-Upstate NY
06 Jun 2015 20:04
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Nichols Discount City
Replies: 12
Views: 11516

Re: Nichols Discount City

If memory serves, I believe that Nichols location opened in 1974. It joined a store in Gloversville which opened in 1972. And Home Depot almost didn't get built there. Nichols closed in the very early '90's or so and sat vacant for a few years until Wal-Mart decided they wanted to build there. What ...
by TW-Upstate NY
26 Dec 2014 22:18
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Barker's Department Stores
Replies: 45
Views: 29057

Re: Barker's Department Stores

The White-Modell that became a Barkers in the Pyramid/Johnstown Mall I believe was what became the Fays/Eckerd/Rite-Aid space with Jamesway opening in a different space. Not exactly. Here's what happened. When the mall opened in 1972, Loblaws was on the other end. In 1976, they sold the location to...
by TW-Upstate NY
08 Dec 2014 23:11
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: From NJ.com - Photos of groceries/supermarkets
Replies: 1
Views: 3634

Re: From NJ.com - Photos of groceries/supermarkets

Somebody correct me if I'm wrong but didn't the A+P in Oakland eventually become the town's Post Office? I've only been there two or three times (and this was a few years ago now) but I seem to recall the PO in a building which looked like a former Centennial A+P.
by TW-Upstate NY
14 Nov 2014 21:31
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Older Kmart interiors (orange and otherwise)
Replies: 12
Views: 12587

Re: Older Kmart interiors (orange and otherwise)

The interior shown in that video would be in the 73-74 timeframe because the Dickson City, Pa. K-Mart (the store I "grew up" with so to speak) had that exterior and those exact same wall graphics and it opened in late 1973. To my knowledge, it's still open and I haven't seen it on any of the recent ...
by TW-Upstate NY
03 Nov 2013 10:39
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: another Loblaws in Gloversville
Replies: 2
Views: 4569

Re: another Loblaws in Gloversville

Couple of pictures of the E. Fulton St. store (or what's left of it actually):
by TW-Upstate NY
03 Nov 2013 10:34
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: another Loblaws in Gloversville
Replies: 2
Views: 4569

Re: another Loblaws in Gloversville

There were only two-the downtown store discussed in the Great American thread and the one off the arterial on E. Fulton Street. The E. Fulton St. store opened sometime in the 1950's and closed with the opening of the downtown store in early 1975. Interesting little personal connection to this store:...
by TW-Upstate NY
03 Nov 2013 10:22
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Great American
Replies: 71
Views: 41820

Re: Great American

The one that became the call center was the "new" store that opened in early 1975 and was the replacement for the (now) decrepit one on E. Fulton St. as you enter the city. The downtown store stayed open until very early 1977 when it was sold to a small Utica, NY based chain called Chicago Markets. ...
by TW-Upstate NY
09 Dec 2012 21:17
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Burger King Units with Covered Pickup Areas
Replies: 1
Views: 3625

Re: Burger King Units with Covered Pickup Areas

The only one in my immediate area with that configuration was (and I'll get to that later) along State Route 30 in Amsterdam. This was originally a Carrol's probably built in the 60's that the company converted to a BK sometime in the timeframe you mentioned. They also converted a Carrol's unit in J...
by TW-Upstate NY
19 Oct 2012 19:56
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Britt's Department Store
Replies: 18
Views: 15415

Re: Britt's Department Store

Had one in my area as well in Gloversville in the Arterial Plaza. It opened sometime in the 60's with the rest of the center and closed I'm going to say maybe the end of 1978. I'm actually surprised it stayed open that long because it never looked that busy and quite honestly was viewed as being som...
by TW-Upstate NY
29 Sep 2012 19:40
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Kmart 2000 closures
Replies: 22
Views: 15775

Re: Kmart 2000 closures

[quote="pseudo3d"] 4930 State Highway 30, Amsterdam, New York (closed in 2000, according to D&D Retail) This was a Super K Mart which replaced a smaller store (a former Grants) just up the road. It opened in the fall of 1994 and never really caught on since Wal-Mart opened right across the road abou...
by TW-Upstate NY
31 Jul 2012 20:15
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Grand Union
Replies: 71
Views: 59991

Re: Grand Union

Northville, to the best of my knowledge, has always been a GU and I believe dates back to the very early 1960's. As an aside, I certainly hope Tops puts at least a few dollars in the units. Northville could use a little TLC to say the least.
by TW-Upstate NY
09 Jan 2012 21:37
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Bookstores
Replies: 9
Views: 6566

Re: Bookstores

I recall a store in one of the malls in Pa. when we lived there by the name of Paperback Booksimth. I think it was a chain but I'm not really sure. Sure had that chain store "feel" to it. Anybody else ever hear of them?
by TW-Upstate NY
27 Nov 2011 18:42
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Saveway Super Markets
Replies: 3
Views: 2652

Re: Saveway Super Markets

The closed/abandoned Amsterdam, NY (City) Saveway/P+C this afternoon:
Saveway (P+C) 12010 City Three.jpg
by TW-Upstate NY
27 Nov 2011 18:31
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart in-store restaurants
Replies: 17
Views: 17201

Re: Walmart in-store restaurants

The Gloversville, NY store, which opened in 1992 is one location I can think of in which this occurred. The restaurant/snack bar was located on the right side directly after the service desk when you enter the store. It has since been converted to sales space-a rather large beverage area is there no...