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by Dave
15 Nov 2008 14:43
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: Shopping Centers in Popular Culture
Replies: 14
Views: 12367

Re: Shopping Centers in Popular Culture

David, not a pop culture reference necessarily, but it might be worthwhile to ponder the attempted assassination of George Wallace at Laurel Shopping Center in 1972. It's perhaps interesting from a historic point of view that he would stage a campaign rally at a shopping center versus a more "tradit...
by Dave
15 Nov 2008 14:28
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: 15 S. Adams Street, Petersburg, VA
Replies: 25
Views: 16177

Re: 15 S. Adams Street, Petersburg, VA

Unfortunately, the tree growing out of the pylon has been cut down...
by Dave
03 Oct 2008 17:55
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: 1960's Washington DC Safeway Picture
Replies: 9
Views: 5159

Re: 1960's Washington DC Safeway Picture

I remember older Safeways in Richmond that still had that signage into the 1970's. The ones I remember in particular seemed to have been stores built in the 1940's as the first stores built as Safeways rather than Sanitary Stores. Though it was before my time, I do remember the lyrics of a campaign ...
by Dave
11 Sep 2008 19:22
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Belk department stores
Replies: 4
Views: 4290

Re: Belk department stores

Belk actually has a fairly comprehensive history available on their website that explains all of this:
http://www.belk.com/AST/Misc/Belk_Store ... istory.jsp

I note that when they did consolidate, they didn't have as many entities as they once had had - but it was still over 100,
by Dave
11 Sep 2008 19:15
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Belk department stores
Replies: 4
Views: 4290

Re: Belk department stores

I was wondering on how the hyphenated name system of Belk in past eras worked. Were the groups "Belk-XXXX" co-owners of Belk stores in a particular geographic region, being as local retailers or were they like investment groups? I know that Belk eventually abolished the system by 1998, but are the ...
by Dave
11 Sep 2008 19:11
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: DEFUNCT Home Improvement Chains
Replies: 34
Views: 33845

Re: DEFUNCT Home Improvement Chains

ajsanjua wrote:HQ (Home Quarters) was based in Richmond, VA ...
Actually it was based in Virginia Beach. The HQ HQ was over near Lynnhaven Mall and Oceana NAS in that industrial park where all of the streets are named after Navy jet aircraft.
by Dave
08 Aug 2008 21:14
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: 1980s: "The Meat Market at Sears"
Replies: 4
Views: 4305

Re: 1980s: "The Meat Market at Sears"

I remember when Sears did the meat thing here in Richmond (frozen shrimp and other seafood, too). It was a every now and then thing where the brought in frozen bulk food and sold it. Frankly, I never really thought about buying meat at Sears and don't recall for sure if it was one of those "out of t...
by Dave
16 Jun 2008 09:45
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: 2 Supermarkets In One Shopping Center
Replies: 68
Views: 83420

Re: 2 Supermarkets In One Shopping Center

kris-alyx wrote:oh if anyone who wants to know where that walmart & kroger are it's on route 1 north about 2 - 3 miles from virgina centre commons mall in ashland va.
It's at Brook Road and Parham Road in Richmond, south of Virginia Center Commons, not in Ashland, which is north of Virginia Center Commons
by Dave
16 Jun 2008 09:43
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Burger Chef
Replies: 17
Views: 10876

Re: Burger Chef

hm the only locations that i can think of in virginia moth in richmond, no 1 was at medowdale blvd where a windy's is, & number 2 was on midlothian turnpike accross the road from books a million, it's curently a hybrid kfc/A&w store. There were Burger Chefs in Richmond at Eastgate Mall, Parham Road...
by Dave
16 Jun 2008 09:35
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Original Jack in the Box sites
Replies: 27
Views: 22267

Re: Original Jack in the Box sites

yes there's a couple of the old jack in the box sites in virginia well in richmond, there's two on the southside, the first one's near the old memco store on midlothian turnpike there's another one on west broad street about 2 miles from wollo lawn shoping center, & the third one's now a sheetz gas...
by Dave
16 Jun 2008 09:30
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Best Products
Replies: 42
Views: 29146

Re: Best Products

Former BEST stores that end up converted to other uses are going to be the exception rather than the rule. This is due to the construction used in a lot of locations - since the warehouse portion of the store was on the second floor, extra bracing was required and there are a lot of support columns ...
by Dave
16 Jun 2008 09:18
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: i need some info on kroger's WELCOME stores
Replies: 3
Views: 4109

Re: i need some info on kroger's WELCOME stores

does anyone have any infomation on kroger's WELCOME stores that were in business in the early to mid 90's i know that there were three locations in virginia the first one was at the berlington coat factory on midlothian turnpike, location no 2 was at the sam ash guitar store on west broad street, &...
by Dave
13 Feb 2008 19:48
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Levitz Furniture
Replies: 27
Views: 22314

Re: Re:

Aw, that's too bad! The Levitz store in Fresno had a massive neon sign dating from the 60's. Somewhere I have a picture of it lit up at night. Levitz had one of their big rotating neon signs in West Phoenix also - visible from a long distance. The Levitz family is still involved in the furniture bu...
by Dave
04 Jan 2008 16:58
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: The Pop Shoppe
Replies: 9
Views: 6503

Re: The Pop Shoppe

A local operator of gas stations and c-stores, East Coast Oil, opened something similar in Richmond called Lolli Pop back in the early '70's. The Lolli Pop locations later became The Pop Shoppe locations, whether by acquisition by them or another means, I don't know.
by Dave
20 Nov 2007 16:42
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Number plates on shopping carts
Replies: 10
Views: 5476

A lot of stores used the numbers as a part of their parcel pickup scheme. The cashier would write the cart number on the receipt and the customer would drive up and claim her groceries with it. And then (dramatic pause) they'd load the groceries into her car for her... It's been a long time since I...