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by Dave
18 Jan 2006 14:45
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Ukrop's in Richmond, VA
Replies: 4
Views: 4604

Ukrop's in Richmond, VA

Ukrop's, our local large grocery chain, is closing one of their older stores at the end of the month. It was built in 1975 and is still pretty much unaltered from the exterior, though it has been somewhat expanded over the years, taking over adjacent space that was once an independent drugstore. Thi...
by Dave
18 Jan 2006 11:45
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: A&P to Super Fresh/Farmer Jack
Replies: 8
Views: 6073

Re: The New Farmer Jack

The Farmer Jack name is currently on 75 stores in Michigan. After wage concessions, A&P is sticking by these super stores. They are expected to breakeven this year, a good sign. Farmer Jack is a Michigan supermarket institution and an important part of the A&P family of companies. Other posts very ...
by Dave
18 Jan 2006 08:47
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Savannah Highway, Charleston SC
Replies: 18
Views: 16304

I don't know if anyone else did, but I visited the Charleston County website to do some noodling around regarding this property (tax card, plat, etc.). They have a lot of information on line (and free for a change).
by Dave
18 Jan 2006 08:43
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Zody's
Replies: 88
Views: 62525

...and then tried Dollar stores (called Dollar Zone)... For a while, there was a Dollar Zone on Forest Hill Avenue in Richmond in part of a former Colonial Store, and about two miles down the street there was a dollar store branded as a McCrory's in an old Standard Drug. As I recell, they both arri...
by Dave
18 Jan 2006 08:37
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Phar-Mor
Replies: 25
Views: 30292

I remeber going to the PharMor in the Harbison area of Columbia, SC back in the mid-'90's and it seemed to me that the one near me in Richmond was open for a good while after that, but without any advertising that I noticed - I rmember driving by and being surprised it was still open because I hadn'...
by Dave
18 Jan 2006 08:27
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: 7-11
Replies: 36
Views: 22778

I recently acquired some old city directories and telephone books for Richmond, VA and in the process of going through them have detemined that at least one of the first 7-11 stores in Richmond is still serving as a 7-11 (maybe a couple of others, but it's the one in my old neighborhood - I haven't ...
by Dave
07 Jan 2006 12:28
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
06 Jan 2006 22:33
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: A&P to Super Fresh/Farmer Jack
Replies: 8
Views: 6073

A&P to Super Fresh/Farmer Jack

In Richmond, the last gasp of A&P was the conversion of some their remaining stores to Super Fresh and some to Farmer Jack. There didn't seem to be particular rhyme or reason to which was which - size, age, neighborhood/demographics really didn't make a difference. Did they do this anywhere else? An...
by Dave
06 Jan 2006 20:41
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Sources of info for old locations?
Replies: 4
Views: 4409

After some searching, I found where I'd stashed a selection of old Richmond telephone books I have dating from 1940 to 1956. Guess what? No listings in either the white or yellow pages for any of the chain stores (except for their local district offices and distribution centers) - not A&P, Colonial/...
by Dave
06 Jan 2006 20:17
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Savannah Highway, Charleston SC
Replies: 18
Views: 16304

Re: Name that store...

The front of the pylon has what look like spots for 6 or 7 letters. Does that provide more clues? I thought about the six spots on the pylon would fit "K-R-O-G-E-R" nicely, but then there's the seventh spot just above the canopy and the two spots under the canopy, so I didn't want to say anything a...
by Dave
05 Jan 2006 13:38
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Safeway International
Replies: 15
Views: 11435

Safeway International

Back in the 1970's, when Safeway was still a big player in Richmond, VA, they opened a store on West Cary Street that was called "Safeway International" (in common usage, folks called it the "Intenational Safeway"). As I recall, it had "Safeway Intenational" spelled across the front of the store in ...
by Dave
05 Jan 2006 10:01
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Savannah Highway, Charleston SC
Replies: 18
Views: 16304

One could speculate forever on the "penthouse" towards the rear of the building and the parking. I am aware of a dealership building here in Richmond of the same era that had parking on the roof - and it isn't much bigger than this buidling and it wasn't located in an area that had a lot of limited ...
by Dave
05 Jan 2006 08:29
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Savannah Highway, Charleston SC
Replies: 18
Views: 16304

... I'd almost guess that it had maybe been a car dealership rather than a supremarket, but there's no evidence of service bays ... It really looks like an auto dealership to me. The service areas in a lot of old dealerships are in separate buildings, and the lack of parking doesn't necessarily rul...
by Dave
29 Dec 2005 13:09
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: KMart grocery stores before SuperKMart
Replies: 76
Views: 80806

Steve Landry wrote:...
Side note: Do you remember the Grand Union/Grand Way combos??
There were a couple of Kmart/Big Star pairs in Richmond after Grand Union bought the Big Star name as part of the Colonial Stores deal. Later, the Big Stars (not all) became Winn-Dixies. Now they are nothing.
by Dave
28 Dec 2005 09:13
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Charlotte NC 1988: Kroger/Bi-Lo Swap
Replies: 12
Views: 10897

... Hannaford was a New England chain that expanded southward in the 1990's which was purchased in 1998 by Delhaize, owner of Food Lion, who kept the stronger name in Virginia and North Carolina alive with FTC concerns (Although with current market conditions with Wal-Mart, it may have been smarter...