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by Dave
07 Feb 2006 12:57
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Brooklyn & Ford Market, East Los Angeles
Replies: 7
Views: 5374

Groceteria wrote:A picture would help a whole lot...
So might an exact address, or what's in there now to help look up the street address.
by Dave
07 Feb 2006 10:24
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Pantry Pride in Richmond, VA
Replies: 8
Views: 12927

The Richmond MSA would consist of (I'm assuming) Richmond City, Henrico County, Hanover County, Chesterfield County, Goochland County, and the county Petersburg is in (the name escapes me), and maybe Caroline County. The Richmond MSA consists of the independent cities (not in a county) of Richmond,...
by Dave
05 Feb 2006 11:48
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Pantry Pride in Richmond, VA
Replies: 8
Views: 12927

...The one thing I noticed though economically was that even new areas have succumbed to white flight, and it seems a growing poverty problem. I visited Virginia Center Commons (I was at this mall when it opened in the early 90's). For a Saturday night, it was extremely quiet through most of the ma...
by Dave
04 Feb 2006 18:16
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Pantry Pride in Richmond, VA
Replies: 8
Views: 12927

Re: Pantry Pride in Richmond, VA

Great info. Thanks. I think some companies have the same problem that some people do with Richmond. They don't know quite how to read it. Is it southern? Is it northern? Is it decaying? Is it thriving? I, for one, love cities that defy easy categorization. There was a slogan for RIchmond, "Down whe...
by Dave
04 Feb 2006 16:43
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Pantry Pride in Richmond, VA
Replies: 8
Views: 12927

Pantry Pride in Richmond, VA

I was doing a little digging in the web archives of the Richmond Times-Dispatch regarding Pantry Pride. I had said elsewhere in the forum (under "Greocery Stores in Real Malls" that Food Fair had had five Richmond locations that became Pantry Pride. What I didn't realize or remember was that by 1985...
by Dave
01 Feb 2006 17:51
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Ukrop's in Richmond, VA
Replies: 4
Views: 4604

... Almost every chain could learn a thing or 2 from Ukrop's. Actually, they do study them pretty often - whether they learn anything is another matter. The stores near me that I go to most often represent their three newest prototypes. From time to time. you can see the Ukrop's managers giving tou...
by Dave
01 Feb 2006 17:21
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Food Club Stores owned by Publix?
Replies: 12
Views: 10944

Food Club (now, anyway), is a trademark of Topco. which is a cooperative distributor owned by a bunch of markets (like Ukrop's, Harris-Teeter, Schnuck's, Raley's, Meijer, Weis, Acme, ShopKo, Bashas', Bi-Lo, Piggly Wiggly Carolina, etc.). Publix isn't one of the Topco group per the topco.com website,...
by Dave
30 Jan 2006 15:05
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Store #1
Replies: 31
Views: 21590

Do any of y'all know 1st Supervalu or Cubs where? I assume somewhere in Mpls... Thecub.com website has "Cubfacts Trivia" as follows: Where was the first Cub store located? Fridley, Minnesota. What does Cub actually stand for? Consumers United for Buying. When was the first Cub Foods store built? 19...
by Dave
28 Jan 2006 18:05
Forum: History: Outside the USA and Canada
Topic: Safeway in Europe...?
Replies: 6
Views: 11032

There is a Safeway UK archive website that will tell you all you want to know. KKR spun off the UK Safeway which was acquired by Morrison's and has been rebranded. Here's the Safeway UK Archive wbsite link: http://www.safeway.org.uk/
by Dave
28 Jan 2006 10:16
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: A&P to Super Fresh/Farmer Jack
Replies: 8
Views: 6073

A&P pulled out of Richmond in early 1999 (announced pullout in December, 1998). At the time, it was announced that Food Lion had purchased the 10 remaining Richmond locations and that three would reopen by the summer as Food Lions, but I'm not sure where those locations were. I do know that the A&P...
by Dave
22 Jan 2006 20:19
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Fredrick's Pharmacy (Supermarket)
Replies: 9
Views: 8302

Steve, have you tried looking at various newspaper archives online? Although most only go back a little way and charge for full articles, some don't charge for articles and some go far back (I've seen 1903). I use a site that contains links to all of the newspaper and television station websites, ar...
by Dave
21 Jan 2006 09:50
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Old Target Interiors
Replies: 31
Views: 22759

In Richmond, we had Greatlands as the first Target entry into the market. They recently built a new Target near me, so my choices are now regular and Greatlands I suppose. The new store has one entrance, but the layouts, though similar in some ways, differ enough so that it takes a little effort to ...
by Dave
19 Jan 2006 09:49
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: 7-11
Replies: 36
Views: 22778

Jeff wrote:Wasnt the name meant to originally tell people that the store was open from 7 to 11 everyday?
Yes.
by Dave
19 Jan 2006 09:04
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Real Muzak!
Replies: 2
Views: 3503

When I was in high school band, we played a march called "Zacatecas" (?). We thought that it was the cheesiest thing we'd ever heard.

Damned if I didn't hear the same song on the Muzak in JC Penney...
by Dave
19 Jan 2006 09:00
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Savannah Highway, Charleston SC
Replies: 18
Views: 16303

All I found out really is that the property belongs to Rodenberg Properties and that it is an irregular parcel - looks like it has a "tail" for access to the side street. Since Rodenberg isn't a common name, I searched on that and found some other commercial properites, mainly gas stations (one's on...