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by Swifty
02 Apr 2006 22:15
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Colonial Stores in Georgia
Replies: 24
Views: 17386

I'm originally from Columbus - but I never made too many trips down to south Columbus, so my memory is a tad hazy. The picture of the store in Columbus was most certainly a Big Star...which I seem to recall later becoming a chain called 'South Star.' As I recall, the change happened in the mid-80s. ...
by Swifty
19 Jan 2006 15:50
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Savannah Highway, Charleston SC
Replies: 18
Views: 16306

Rodenberg's is correct! It was Rodenberg's Supermarket. (Not Roth-. I had a brain fart. The sign under the mat is Rodenberg's). The store was built in the 1940s and served as the first "supermarket" west of the Ashley River. The store lasted until sometime in the '60s, and, obviously, was pretty muc...
by Swifty
16 Jan 2006 23:57
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: King Street, Charleston SC: A&P?
Replies: 2
Views: 3849

I'm actually going to guess a Piggly Wiggly, since there's a newer store on the other side of the block.
by Swifty
16 Jan 2006 23:55
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Savannah Highway, Charleston SC
Replies: 18
Views: 16306

I actually work right next door to this building. (And, FWIW, park behind it, too. No service bays that I can tell). Anyway, under the floormat in the front, I can make out "ROTH-." The rest is covered up. I plan to slip over there sometime tomorrow and actually lift up the mat to see what exactly t...
by Swifty
04 Jan 2006 00:44
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Visiting Charleston and Savannah
Replies: 8
Views: 6678

Okay. Where to begin. I live in Charleston, and have noticed all sorts of grocery architectural goodness here. Bi-Lo and Food Lion are the dominant chains here, with a dash of Publix and a few Harris Teeters here and there. On Savannah Highway (US 17), there's a Doschers which is an old Colonial sty...