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by TW-Upstate NY
03 Apr 2011 20:32
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Barker's Department Stores
Replies: 45
Views: 28995

Re: Barker's Department Stores

Groves, Tx.?!? Keep in mind I'm not doubting you in any way but what the heck were they doing down there? There must be a story behind that one.
by TW-Upstate NY
20 Mar 2011 11:01
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Barker's Department Stores
Replies: 45
Views: 28995

Re: Barker's Department Stores

Add Oneonta, NY to the list. That store was located in the Pyramid Mall along NYS Route 7 on the outskirts of town. It began life as a White-Modell around '73 or so and became a Barker's a year or two later. It eventually became a Nichols and last I knew the entire mall structure is home to a medica...
by TW-Upstate NY
24 Dec 2010 10:48
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Great American
Replies: 71
Views: 41736

Re: Great American

0ne on Pultney Street which was a former Loblaws and now a Salvation Army Thrift Store. That brings up something that I'd thought of earlier in the thread but didn't mention. I know of at least two others that were former Loblaws as well: Gloversville and Amsterdam which were formerly Chicago Marke...
by TW-Upstate NY
11 Dec 2010 21:38
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Great American
Replies: 71
Views: 41736

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 America...
by TW-Upstate NY
09 Dec 2010 22:09
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Great American
Replies: 71
Views: 41736

Re: Great American

Cooperstown actually closed either the end of April or May this year and was reopened as a Price Chopper by 4th. of July weekend. And getting back to the Big V stores, there was one in Colonie right across from Colonie Center mall that is now a Bed, Bath and Beyond. And this one is for BillyGr: wasn...
by TW-Upstate NY
07 Dec 2010 21:59
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Great American
Replies: 71
Views: 41736

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 B...
by TW-Upstate NY
13 Oct 2010 20:27
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Edwards/Finast/Super Finast
Replies: 21
Views: 8370

Re: Edwards/Finast/Super Finast

Did they close the store or did they just change banners? Nope-it closed. And the more I think about it, I believe it was located in the same building that once housed a GEX department store back in the '60's. The building has long been demolished and I think a medical office building is there now....
by TW-Upstate NY
12 Oct 2010 20:27
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Edwards/Finast/Super Finast
Replies: 21
Views: 8370

Re: Edwards/Finast/Super Finast

I remember Edwards in Poughkeepsie, NY before it was turned into a Stop and Shop around 2000. Stop and Shop eventually tore down the old Caldor and built a Super Stop and Shop. Was this Edwards most northern store in New York? BDK No I don't believe it was. I seem to recall an Edwards Food Warehous...
by TW-Upstate NY
21 Oct 2009 20:49
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Acme in New York
Replies: 32
Views: 24236

Re: Acme in New York

Thanks for all the info. everyone. I had no idea they had that large a presence in NY State at one time. And here's the interesting part: I never set foot in one of them when they were Acmes. We never shopped at Acme until we moved to Pa. at the end of '66 and I was all of 4+ yrs. old. And the two I...
by TW-Upstate NY
19 Oct 2009 20:05
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Acme in New York
Replies: 32
Views: 24236

Acme in UP State N.Y.

To try to get the Acme/NY State discussion back in the proper forum, I've got a question or two then. Acme had a presence where I live. I know for sure they had a store in Johnstown which closed in late '73. I don't know for certain if this was a replacement for a smaller store they had closer to do...
by TW-Upstate NY
19 Oct 2009 19:34
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Grand Union
Replies: 71
Views: 59901

Re: Grand Union

I posted this some time ago but I'll say it again: I lived in the Scranton, Pa./NE Pa. area from late '66 to mid '80 and NEVER knew of even a single Grand Union in the immdeiate area. The closest one was the Milford, Pa. unit referenced earlier in this thread. You had to cross into NY state to find ...
by TW-Upstate NY
13 Oct 2009 20:36
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Old central Maryland / southern central Pennsylvania retail?
Replies: 3
Views: 2409

Re: Old central Maryland / southern central Pennsylvania retail?

And, as a side note. There's still a former marina (I didn't know that was the term they used) Safeway in Frederick as well. It's now home to a big Dollar Tree. Sorry, I don't have any pictures of it. It's easy to find, it's right on South Jefferson Street/340 East off of US 15/40. I saw that store...
by TW-Upstate NY
21 Apr 2009 09:43
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Early 90s-build Kmarts with auto centers?
Replies: 6
Views: 7506

Re: Early 90s-build Kmarts with auto centers?

I know of one right near me that was in Amsterdam, NY that opened in September or October '94. It was a Super K which was built as a replacement store for a smaller one right up the road located in a former Grants. It was integrated right into the side of the building and was much larger than the on...
by TW-Upstate NY
10 Dec 2008 20:58
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Supermarket jingles
Replies: 15
Views: 12241

Re: Supermarket jingles

"Quality Still Dominates Where Economy Originates" for A+P WEO from the early '70's. When set to music, it was quite catchy. A later A+P WEO one was "WEO, WEO, We Won't Stop Trying 'Till You Say WEO"
by TW-Upstate NY
18 Oct 2008 21:34
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Packanack center in Wayne
Replies: 7
Views: 4867

Re: Packanack center in Wayne

Just a quick update on this: If this is indeed the address in question, I was in the area yesterday and today and that location is now home to a Super Foodtown store which is currently celebrating its grand opening.