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by Rob_L
08 Jul 2011 07:28
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Western Auto
Replies: 15
Views: 17457

Re: Western Auto

Western Auto was merged into Advance auto parts when Sears spun it off. As far as I know, there are a few locations left in the USA, however in Puerto Rico Advance is using the Western Auto name, and there are a bunch of stores on the island..
by Rob_L
07 Jul 2011 12:45
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Modern Genuardi's closures
Replies: 15
Views: 14034

Re: Modern Genuardi's closures

Also - Feasterville was a replacement store for an old old Genuardi's that was converted to a Mad Grocer at one point. They then closed that, bulldozed it, and built the new Genuardi's. That store was always pretty busy! The Acme across the street was actually a relo for an old store that was on the...
by Rob_L
07 Jul 2011 12:42
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Modern Genuardi's closures
Replies: 15
Views: 14034

Re: Modern Genuardi's closures

The Neshaminy mall location was closed when they opened the replacement store at Bristol & Hulmeville...
by Rob_L
07 Jul 2011 12:16
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Packanack center in Wayne
Replies: 7
Views: 5132

Re: Packanack center in Wayne

I can remember that location being a Pantry Pride, with an A&P in the plaza across the street. After Pantry Pride made their departure, it was a Lee Wards arts and crafts store...
by Rob_L
07 Jul 2011 12:10
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: A&P in Randolph, Nj
Replies: 4
Views: 3080

Re: A&P in Randolph, Nj

That A&P used to be a Centennial. The original store was on the same property, but faced Rt.10 head on (I could be wrong on the orientation)... It was demolished in the 90's from what I remember..
by Rob_L
07 Jul 2011 12:02
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Acme in Franklin Lakes, NJ?
Replies: 4
Views: 3152

Re: Acme in Franklin Lakes, NJ?

What is now The Market Basket was originally an Acme. It closed in the early 70's and was replaced by Gristede's for a while. Then, Kilroy's was there, and now The Market Basket. There were 3 supermarkets in town at one point- that one, the Grand Union on Franklin Ave, and also an IGA just up the st...
by Rob_L
28 Jul 2009 22:12
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: A&P Futurestore
Replies: 23
Views: 17705

Re: A&P Futurestore

Is the US78@ Killian Hill location in Snellville Ga currently a Publix (now closed) or the Kroger
by Rob_L
28 Jul 2009 22:02
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Circuit City
Replies: 43
Views: 35739

Re: Circuit City

But....
Systemax, Inc... Parent company of Tiger Direct, and Circuit City (these days, anyways..) now owns CircuitCity.com
by Rob_L
28 Jul 2009 21:59
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: 7-11
Replies: 36
Views: 22778

Re: 7-11

7-11 had been cobranded at SOME locations, I can recall a location in South NJ that was Amoco in the early 90's. Fast forward to today, where certain gasoline jobbers (such as APEC in Tampa, Fl) can develop franchise locations, cobranded with pretty much any major oil company. APEC has one Chevron l...
by Rob_L
28 Feb 2007 16:31
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: A&P Futurestore
Replies: 23
Views: 17705

Allendale,NJ Futurestore

That would have been the original prototype for the Futurestore.. Allendale, NJ (the one in the link) Wyckoff was converted years later to that format also... with much less black and white in the interior! Third item down: http://www.johnmcleanarchitect.com/Projects.htm Some small pics of the inter...
by Rob_L
29 Dec 2006 15:38
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: A&P Futurestore
Replies: 23
Views: 17705

A&P Future Store

From what I can remember, the first A&P FutureStore was a prototype that opened in Allendale, NJ (about 10 miles from their Montvale, NJ corporate offices).. It had to have opened right around mid 82.. It was a one of a kind in the Northern NJ market, they were scanning (almost nobody was at that po...
by Rob_L
29 Dec 2006 15:23
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Store Brand Products
Replies: 21
Views: 16692

Store Brand..

And, if you are in the NY/NJ area.. you will find that MOST fo the store brand soda is from Concord Beverage... they also make Vintage brand soda and seltzers...
by Rob_L
29 Dec 2006 15:20
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Clemens Family Markets
Replies: 4
Views: 4480

Clemens..

I'd expect AHOLD to do a little better than Safeway did on this deal.. Safeway DESTROYED Genuardi's, which, in my book was right up there with Publix as far as quality. (I've lived in the Philly Metro area, NJ, and now Fl..)
It is truly amazing how you can ruin a great family chain so quickly....!
by Rob_L
29 Dec 2006 15:18
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Grand Union
Replies: 71
Views: 69969

Grand Union..

You guys missed another division... there was also Grand Distributing, which was similar to Service Merchandise. Additionally, in the mid 70's, IIRC, they also had started a small chain of Convenience stores in Northern NJ, which was called EZ. (NO connection to the EZ mart chain) They were later al...