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by Swifty
12 Mar 2007 16:19
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: The first store that got me interested in old supermarkets
Replies: 27
Views: 28187

A&P was my first too. I have many memories of my mother taking me to a '60s or '70s-era A&P down the street from my house in Georgia. It wasn't a centennial, but rather part of a larger shopping center. The early early memories I have are of dark wood paneling. I remember some excitement when they u...
by Swifty
20 Feb 2007 10:04
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: 2 Supermarkets In One Shopping Center
Replies: 68
Views: 86768

As of a few years ago, Greenville, SC had a shopping center with a Bi-Lo and a Fresh Market about 2 doors down. Granted, in this case, the two stores really serve different niches. In Columbus, GA, there was a shopping center with both an A&P and Winn Dixie. The Winn-Dixie location eventually became...
by Swifty
12 Feb 2007 11:01
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: A&P Futurestore
Replies: 23
Views: 17705

Third item down:
http://www.johnmcleanarchitect.com/Projects.htm

Some small pics of the interior decor of a prototype Futurestore in Allendale, NJ.

I hate to admit it, but it looks kind of stark and creepy.
by Swifty
10 Feb 2007 09:52
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: A&P "Centennial" Stores Still Housing Supermar
Replies: 48
Views: 50788

The Charleston, SC location has actually been remodeled and expanded. Fortunately, it still looks like an old Centennial store, just with gray stucco instead of brick. It even has a small bit of '80s A&P decor in it. (in red letters, it says 'The Butcher Shop' above the meat department). Doschers ha...
by Swifty
10 Feb 2007 09:46
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Former Big Star/Colonial Locations Still Selling Groceries
Replies: 32
Views: 38420

Former BigSTar now Lewis Jones Food Market Manchester, Ga Columbus Ga Thomaston, GA, store now Piggly Wiggly (off topic) Former Colonial/big Star NOT operating as grocery Farmer's Furnature (local chain) uses many of these stores. also Salvation Army store in Perry, Ga Laundrymat in Columbus, Ga BI...
by Swifty
25 Jan 2007 11:18
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: King's Supermarkets in Georgia
Replies: 2
Views: 3689

The vanishing Georgia site is great. Thanks. I've mentioned this before, but I think at least part of the reason W/D didn't exit Columbus is because it, Publix, and to a much lesser extent, Piggly Wiggly are the *only* viable grocers left in town. No Bi-Lo, Kroger, Ingles, or Food Lion. Publix & W/D...
by Swifty
10 Jan 2007 22:27
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: A&P/Family Mart
Replies: 33
Views: 41870

Edric Floyd wrote:updated photos of the Family Mart building here in Georgia.

http://www.edricfloyd.com/oldschoolreta ... ymart.html
If nothing else, Family Mart was consistent. That looks identical to the former location in Columbus.

Thanks for the photos. Can't wait to see more of the A&Ps
by Swifty
01 Jan 2007 22:44
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: A&P Futurestore
Replies: 23
Views: 17705

Surfing the net gave me this website: http://www.johnmcleanarchitect.com/Projects.htm It shows some Futurestore prototype images. In the Southeast, I'm pretty sure that they had Futurestores in Panama City, FL, some in the Louisiana area, as well as Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA. I wish I'd visited ...
by Swifty
29 Nov 2006 16:52
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: KMart grocery stores before SuperKMart
Replies: 76
Views: 80815

Speaking of K-Mart pairings, I have been told that a Kmart here in Charleston, SC had an Office Depot attached to it. I also remember reading/hearing that Office Depot fell under the Kmart corporate umbrella at one time. Can anyone confirm that? I'm going to double-check on this Kmart/Office Depot p...
by Swifty
28 Nov 2006 17:50
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: A&P/Family Mart
Replies: 33
Views: 41870

Mystery!

I just checked the A&P Real Estate section this weekend...and discovered something that intrigued me. In Columbus, Georgia, they have some property available at 5601 Forest Ave. Naturally, I just assumed that this was referring to this store on Floyd Rd (the only colonial-style building in Columbus)...
by Swifty
17 Nov 2006 16:28
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: SAFEWAY - URGENT CHANCE TO SAVE A PIECE OF HISTORY - NO TIME
Replies: 6
Views: 5305

If I were anywhere near your ballpark, I'd be there in a heartbeat. I love collecting old grocery store artifacts. Granted - the only artifacts I ever got were a couple of old interior A&P signs out of a store that closed in Columbus, GA. And that was simply a matter of finding a tall ladder and a p...
by Swifty
22 Jun 2006 13:07
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Colonial Stores in Georgia
Replies: 24
Views: 17386

The Maingate Plaza discount store sign looks just like one we had here in Maryland. It was a SEARS catalog store. Ours was about that size too. They sold appliances, sewing machines, vacuums and hardware, carpets. etc. That would be my guess. that's a great guess! The amount of letters would make i...
by Swifty
22 Jun 2006 13:01
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Colonial Stores in Georgia
Replies: 24
Views: 17386

The 'Meats' sign in the former Thomaston Pig brings me back to the interior of Food Giant. Big Ominous Stencilly Letters. Although the Food Giants generally had more color around their section headers. There was one other Big Star in Columbus - and that's on Macon Road where Badcock Furnishings is. ...
by Swifty
22 Jun 2006 12:38
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Gaylords
Replies: 4
Views: 5456

I remember Gaylord's. Zayre bought 'em. Then Ames bought Zayre. Ames closed most of the Zayre locations in the South, including the Columbus ones. (The Columbus locations never became Ames stores.) Finally, Ames bit it. I don't remember an exact timeline, but I am positive that the Columbus Gaylord'...
by Swifty
18 Apr 2006 22:15
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Macon Georgia area History (Piggly Wiggly)
Replies: 9
Views: 11071

In Fort Valley, there is a small Harvey's grocery store (owned by the Delhaize group) in what appears to be an old Piggly Wiggly location.

Up the street about a mile is the former Foodmax location which has been vacant for a few years.

Harveys is moving into the larger Foodmax location.