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by buckhead
30 Mar 2007 00:05
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Old Department Store Restaurants
Replies: 37
Views: 21627

Re: Jordan Marsh Colonial Plaza Orlando

In fact, the Jordan Marsh at Colonial Plaza in Orlando did have a full-service restaurant with a liquor license. Do you recall where in the store the restaurant was located...was it up on the third or fourth floor? I need to jog my memory since I left the area in 1991. I'm glad your corrected my fa...
by buckhead
29 Mar 2007 12:04
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Old Department Store Restaurants
Replies: 37
Views: 21627

Suburban stores began to shed these in the 70s and early 80s. Second tier markets never had them in the 'burbs or even in many downtown stores. They probably only made sense in the heyday of downtown stores in the largest of cities. In big city stores like the one where I worked, there was an emplo...
by buckhead
29 Mar 2007 04:36
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Former Big Star/Colonial Locations Still Selling Groceries
Replies: 32
Views: 37048

Another one that comes to mind is the location on the Marietta Parkway South (South Loop 120) and Victory Drive, currently it is a Food Depot which was before that A&P, and before that a Big Star (with the Grand Union type rounded rectangle sign). The old façade I'm sure originally had the 70's type...
by buckhead
12 Mar 2007 22:40
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: The first store that got me interested in old supermarkets
Replies: 27
Views: 28054

As a child in the early 60's and into my early youth in the 70's, most of the family shopping was done in Athens, Georgia. The stores I remember most were downtown, the old A&P on East Broad Street and South Thomas Street (across from the old Farmer's Hardware Building and long torn down) AND the Co...
by buckhead
26 Feb 2007 00:31
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Vidalia, Georgia Piggly Wiggly Marina-style store
Replies: 1
Views: 4344

Vidalia, Georgia Piggly Wiggly Marina-style store

As mentioned in another forum topic in months past, reference was made to the Marina-style Piggly Wiggly in Vidalia, Georgia. http://www.groceteria.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=665&start=15 The location in question can be seen via a link in that posting, at: http://dtcwrt.earlracing.com/stores/csa/pw-v...
by buckhead
25 Feb 2007 21:18
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Those Department Store "Bells"
Replies: 10
Views: 16888

The bells were okay...I always enjoyed hearing them as a child. But what WAS irritating were the stores that instead used electronic type tones over the public address/speaker system; sometimes it was way too loud. If the speakers were in bad shape or the volume was set too high it sounded all fuzzy...
by buckhead
24 Feb 2007 07:43
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Mighty Casey's
Replies: 1
Views: 3482

I miss Mighty Casey's...., Krystal bought them out in the 90's and converted all the locations to Krystals. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mighty_Casey's You're right on that one. I remember them for their chili dogs among other things. The Kennesaw location and the one of Peachtree Parkway were the ...
by buckhead
20 Feb 2007 02:17
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Bulk Food sections
Replies: 13
Views: 7488

Does anyone remember the refillable soft drink set-up some stores had? The first time I saw one of those was at the Table Supply location on West Colonial Drive in Orlando, Florida in the early/mid 80's. The Table Supply name was resurrected for warehouse grocery stores by Winn-Dixie (there was sup...
by buckhead
16 Feb 2007 06:18
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Department Store Gas Stations
Replies: 38
Views: 23288

In the Atlanta area, Rich's did sell gasoline at some of their tire centers as posted earlier. Some Richway locations had tire centers but I'm not sure if they also sold gasoline. Arlan's on Ponce de Leon, although it had a grocery operation, memory does not serve me well as to whether they sold fue...
by buckhead
15 Feb 2007 14:43
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Musicland/Defunct Record Store Chains Other Than Tower
Replies: 39
Views: 40862

surprised no one has mentioned Turtles. They were all over Atlanta in the 70's and 80's, ... "? They were also all over Georgia and in some surrounding states as well (I used to frequent a store in Lakeland, Florida). I believe they got a bit of a boost when they acquired some or all of the Record ...
by buckhead
15 Feb 2007 13:57
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Winn Dixie store brands
Replies: 17
Views: 26545

Here are a few more:

Blue Bay - canned tuna and possiblly other canned fish/seafood
Fischer's - packaged black pepper and other spices (an "economy" line)
Table Supply - used on various products at various times
Prestigio - pastas and pasta products (nice Italian-sounding name)
by buckhead
13 Feb 2007 00:22
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Atlanta
Replies: 7
Views: 5834

A&P used the P&Q theme in their jingles and claimed warehouse prices, but never went the PLUS or WEO route in Atlanta. By having stores in affluent areas that were hard to build in, such as West Paces Ferry, they retained an affluent customer base in most locations. One thing I left out was the fac...
by buckhead
12 Feb 2007 18:57
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: REMEMBER WHEN BI-LO (IN CAROLINAS) HAD THE BIG COWS??
Replies: 5
Views: 6383

I also believe the cow was removed from the BiLo logo after Ahold took over. As to the cows on top of the stores, the original location on North Avenue in Athens, Georgia which dates from before 1972 had them, as did the stores in Winder, Monroe, Commerce, and other area locations. I was speaking to...
by buckhead
12 Feb 2007 17:49
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: PAK'N SAVE FOODS
Replies: 37
Views: 30171

How did Safeway supply Pak N Saves in FL? If I remember right they used a wholesale cooperative. There weren't very many stores, probably around a dozen and they had barely entered the market and ended up backing right out. There were only a handful of stores. I visited two, one in Tampa and the ot...
by buckhead
12 Feb 2007 17:00
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Atlanta
Replies: 7
Views: 5834

Thriftown and Big Buy did generally operate in locations no longer wanted by other operators. They were typically quite small. Some locations offered trading stamps at one time. The only location in Athens was a former A&P on Dougherty Street behind the Post Office. Many of the Atlanta stores were i...