Search found 77 matches

by buckhead
14 Feb 2009 02:48
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Publix Markets with "wings" in Florida
Replies: 15
Views: 10150

Publix Markets with "wings" in Florida

I'm curious how many Publix Markets with the exterior front "wings" on the façade still operate as grocery stores (Publix or other) or as other uses. For those unfamiliar with the design, it was quite distinctive and recognizable at a distance. On many of the stores the wings, and to some extent oth...
by buckhead
14 Feb 2009 00:14
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Atlanta History Solicited
Replies: 11
Views: 7921

Re: Atlanta History Solicited

Here is a portion of an advertisement that originally appeared in The Atlanta Constitution, 2 April 1939, (reprinted in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 1 July 2004) showing that Kroger operated/supplied the Piggly Wiggly stores with Kroger brand products at least at that point: http://farm4.static...
by buckhead
13 Feb 2009 23:38
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Dominion Name Starts to Disappear in Ontario
Replies: 1
Views: 6572

Re: Dominion Name Starts to Disappear in Ontario

While looking at several ads on Flickr pages I ran across this one for Dominion stores (as featured in Better Living magazine, June 1953):

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3192/305 ... e2c7_b.jpg
by buckhead
13 Feb 2009 23:29
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Red and White
Replies: 19
Views: 26872

Re: Red and White

I ran across a nice 1950's Red & White advertisement photo on Flickr recently at:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3165/305 ... 91d3_b.jpg

It references a series of ads that ran in Life Magazine. Note the flirtacious look of the cashier!
by buckhead
20 Dec 2008 05:15
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Dixie Home Early History
Replies: 13
Views: 19058

Re: Dixie Home Early History

The Athens, Georgia Dixie Home store was on Prince Avenue...quite small...and survived as a Winn Dixie until it was replaced by a new build in the Homewood Hills Shopping Center around 1970. I forget what the location is used for now, but at one time it housed an Asian market and maybe a medical sup...
by buckhead
20 Nov 2008 23:45
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: White Cross
Replies: 10
Views: 10113

Re: White Cross

Add the White Cross store at Holly Hill Mall in Winder, Georgia to the list. It operated fro a few years and then became a Revco sometime in the 70's, IIRC. The location is currently a Dollar General Store. I only recall one Gray Drug in the Orlando area...I believe it was off of John Young Parkway ...
by buckhead
13 Nov 2008 08:25
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise
Replies: 177
Views: 82183

Re: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise

... In 2001, Borden sold off their pasta business to New World Pasta (formerly the pasta operations of Hershey Foods Corp.) which streamlined their brands. Many of the brands - Prince, Creamette, Goodman's, Ronzoni, and San Giorgio survived the merger, but it does not appear Gioia did. Sale of Bord...
by buckhead
30 Oct 2008 13:38
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: Shopping Centers in Popular Culture
Replies: 14
Views: 12046

Re: Shopping Centers in Popular Culture

Not pre-1980, but you can't forget "Chopping Mall".
by buckhead
20 Oct 2008 03:26
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Stouffer's Restaurants
Replies: 16
Views: 13107

Re: Stouffer's Restaurants

Atlanta had at least one location downtown. I believe it was on the street level of the Cotton States Insurance Building...at least alive into the late 70's and maybe even later. Since that building was relatively new, it is possible that it was a relocation from another downtown site. IIRC, Stouffe...
by buckhead
16 Sep 2008 17:13
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears sign oddity
Replies: 10
Views: 11628

Re: Sears sign oddity

A mall near me in Atlanta was recently redone and Sears put that exact same logo back up. We have a Sears nearby testing the retro Sears signage, so I'm wondering if they are considering doing this whole market in that signage instead of the lower-case signage and so put the logo old back up until ...
by buckhead
04 Jul 2008 04:59
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Trading Stamp Memories
Replies: 21
Views: 18701

Re: Supermarkets in the Movies and TV

Plaid Stamps were given at A&P stores in Florida until the mid-sixties. THere was a stamp redemption store immediately next to the A&P in PineRidge Shopping Center in Cocoa, Florida. It seems like the redemption store closed around 1965. It was at the same time that Publix stopped giving S&H Green ...
by buckhead
14 Jun 2008 01:25
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Marina Style Active Safeways in Berkeley to be demolished
Replies: 20
Views: 10311

Re: Marina Style Active Safeways in Berkeley to be demolished

Jason B. wrote:... The existing store and the service station at the intersection of College & Claremont avenues would be demolished.... See: http://www.safewayoncollege.com/id2.html
And yet another Union 76 Ball will die, too? This is doubly sad.
by buckhead
27 May 2008 01:42
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Restaurant and fast food photos, Princeton WV area, 1987
Replies: 5
Views: 7343

Re: Restaurant and fast food photos, Princeton WV area, 1987

... The building is obviously an old Kentucky Fried Chicken store from the 1960s or 1970s : Just imagine red and white stripes on the roof and a rotating chicken bucket.... Actually I'd imagine that building might even have sported the pinkish-tan and black livery that Kentucky Fried Chicken used B...
by buckhead
15 May 2008 03:42
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Mystery Shopping Bag store somewhere in OC
Replies: 5
Views: 2821

Re: Mystery Shopping Bag store somewhere in OC

I can't offer any real help since I'm not familiar with the area and don't have access to local libraries, but if YOU do have such access to local research sources including city/real estate directories, it might be helpful to checkout the address for that restaurant which appears in the extreme rig...
by buckhead
14 May 2008 22:26
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Roger's Grocery - and a Rural store
Replies: 9
Views: 5222

Re: Roger's Grocery - and a Rural store

I don't think it is the same Rogers...stores they operated were usually not that small and did not get down into North Florida when the Rogers name was still being used IIRC. If you're looking for other types of signs to use for a period store of that type, also consider snuff and chewing tobacco, e...