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by buckhead
10 May 2008 13:04
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: 4450 Nelson Brogdon Blvd, Buford GA.
Replies: 10
Views: 5115

Re: 4450 Nelson Brogdon Blvd, Buford GA.

My guess would have been Food Giant, especially since the earliest locations for Tri-County Quality Foods were in former Food Giant locations. The first stores I recall were in Lawrenceville (Grayson Highway IIRC), Commerce, and Winder. The Buford store came a bit later. The very earliest stores sim...
by buckhead
20 Mar 2008 02:41
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise
Replies: 177
Views: 83417

Re: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise

Regarding popcorn, in the pre-microwave oven era, it used to be sold in stove top packets. As I recall, one placed the aluminum container into a frying pan and popped the corn via stove top conduction. I don't think popcorn is sold this way anymore. That was Jiffy Pop popcorn, which I think is stil...
by buckhead
09 Mar 2008 03:18
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: First Levitz, now Wickes
Replies: 11
Views: 6499

Re: First Levitz, now Wickes

... With Levitz and Wickes gone, Heilig-Meyers a time back and RB Furniture YEARS ago, the nationwide furniture-only stores are becoming a thing of the past. Where are people buying the majority of their furniture now?! Department stores? Customers have apparently changed their buying preference fr...
by buckhead
01 Mar 2008 08:08
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Toy Chains
Replies: 18
Views: 22447

Re: Toy Chains

Who remembers these former toy store chains that once rivaled Toys R Us?: Child World Children's Palace Lionel Kiddie City (Lionel) Play World Also: For mallies there was Circus World, Toy Box, K & K Toys, Toys By Rizzi, and Playland Toys ... <<Edited by moderator to consolidate multiple similar th...
by buckhead
28 Feb 2008 00:04
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Pics of San Francisco Marina Safeway
Replies: 2
Views: 2214

Re: Pics of San Francisco Marina Safeway

Somehow I missed this thread when it was originally posted. Sorry about that. I really do like the night shots in particular. There is something about the grace of the Marina design that always appeals to me. You niece did a good job in documenting the front of this market. Thank you for posting the...
by buckhead
06 Feb 2008 05:31
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Atlanta History Solicited
Replies: 11
Views: 8037

Re: Atlanta History Solicited

... Colonial was the leading supermarket in the region in the 1950's and 60's, and second runner up through most of the 70's. Under Grand Union ownership in the 80's, Big Star greatly declined, but continued to operate some high volume units despite the decline. The last two dozen or so stores were...
by buckhead
30 Jan 2008 19:18
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Wrigley in Atlanta?
Replies: 5
Views: 3267

Wrigley in Atlanta?

Back sometime in the early 70's (I think) I recall some new grocery chain operation in Atlanta, but I'm not sure of the name. For some reason the operator name of Wrigley sticks in my mind but I would not swear on that one. I vaguely remember a store somewhere near the old Atlanta Stadium. I think i...
by buckhead
22 Jan 2008 16:56
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Jewel T - store design and range of operations
Replies: 5
Views: 8475

Jewel T - store design and range of operations

Various other posts have mentioned Jewel T operations in Southern California and elsewhere. The stores were generally small, box display operations featuring store brands and secondary labels (Park, Ralston cereals, etc.) without fresh produce or meat, and limited (if any) dairy offerings. The only ...
by buckhead
09 Jan 2008 16:56
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Plaid Stamps in California
Replies: 10
Views: 5650

Re: Plaid Stamps in California

Thank you all for the responses.
by buckhead
07 Jan 2008 22:43
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Shopping Bag Food Stores In Southern California
Replies: 48
Views: 38962

Re: Shopping Bag Food Stores In Southern California

I've posted another topic regarding Plaid Trading Stamps and their (possible) use at Shopping Bag Food Stores and A&P in Southern California at http://www.groceteria.com/board/viewtop ... f=2&t=2168.

Thanks for any information you might be able to provide there.
by buckhead
07 Jan 2008 22:40
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Plaid Stamps in California
Replies: 10
Views: 5650

Plaid Stamps in California

With all the discussion in another thread ( http://www.groceteria.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=2167 ) about Shopping Bag Food Stores and A&P in Southern California, does anyone recall if these stores ever gave Plaid Trading Stamps? Plaid was started by E. F. MacDonald Company; A&P was generally th...
by buckhead
05 Jan 2008 07:56
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Cork 'n Cleaver
Replies: 4
Views: 4357

Re: Cork 'n Cleaver

Were they of any relation to the now defunct Cask N' Cleaver chain that was mainly in California? I'm not familiar with Cask n' Cleaver, so I can't answer that one. I do know that Cork n' Cleaver DID acquire and convert some units of the Bodega chain. It is also possible that when Cork n' Cleaver s...
by buckhead
04 Jan 2008 17:01
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Cork 'n Cleaver
Replies: 4
Views: 4357

Cork 'n Cleaver

At one time Chart House operated the Cork 'n Cleaver group of steakhouses. They were spread across a number of states, especially in the Rocky Mountain states, the Midwest, and the East. I remember several locations in Florida, but all the ones in the Orlando area were sold off or converted to other...
by buckhead
19 Dec 2007 17:31
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sky City
Replies: 12
Views: 11468

Re: Sky City

Athens, Georgia had one on North Avenue, with a Revco sandwiched in between it and a Bi-Lo...built before 1973. It was one of the few stores where I could find Agfa film. Winder, Georgia had one on North Broad Street, in a shopping center that also had an Ingle's and a Revco. The store was pretty mu...
by buckhead
19 Dec 2007 10:55
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Arbor Drugs - freestanding locations
Replies: 3
Views: 3830

Arbor Drugs - freestanding locations

Arbor Drugs before its acquistion by CVS had stores in Michigan, the Carolinas, Georgia and elsewhere, but I have never seen any examples of their freestanding location building designs. Did Arbor have a distinctive/uniform style for the exterior of their stores? Walgreen's, Rite Aid, Eckerd, CVS ov...