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by 47of74
22 May 2013 21:22
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Big Lots
Replies: 30
Views: 21386

Re: Big Lots

The one in Dubuque, Iowa started out life as an Eagle's Supermarket up until the chain pretty much folded in the fall of 2003. It sat vacant for about a year then was turned in to a Big Lots. Big Lots was there for a few years then they closed that location. The building was divided into two stores....
by 47of74
08 May 2013 21:01
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at
Replies: 36
Views: 34702

Re: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at

Here in Iowa we used to have Eagle Food Stores / Eagle Country Market. That chain is pretty much all gone now. The only two Eagle Country Market Stores left, but they are owned by a different company. We used to have a number of Econofoods here in Iowa as well. They used to have a number of stores h...
by 47of74
30 Apr 2013 21:46
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Stores in Newton and Des Moines, IA
Replies: 3
Views: 3908

Re: Stores in Newton and Des Moines, IA

I wonder if any of these originally hosted an Eagle's Supermarket? I'm not sure how far west the stores were, but they were pretty extensive in the eastern Iowa before going into chapter 11.
by 47of74
28 Apr 2013 21:37
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Former Boston Market locations in your area
Replies: 37
Views: 22998

Re: Former Boston Market locations in your area

We used to have one here in Dubuque, Iowa. I believe it closed in 2000. It sat vacant for a while before being remodeled and turned into a Taco Bell, which it has been ever since. Now the nearest Boston Markets are either in the Chicago or Milwaukee areas.
by 47of74
28 Apr 2013 21:16
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Kmart Chef
Replies: 6
Views: 7581

Re: Kmart Chef

It wasn't Kmart's last foray into restaurant operations. Back in the 80's Kmart purchased the Furr's and Bishops restaurant chains and held on to them until selling them in 1988 to a Lubbock, Texas based group. I started working at a Bishops in 1992. Some of the people I worked with at the time reme...