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by MikeRa
08 Nov 2009 17:05
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: That used to be a department store?!
Replies: 18
Views: 9889

Re: That used to be a department store?!

Out here in Philadelphia, we have a Shop Rite that's in a former Department Store building all by itself. This store opened as Snellenberg's, and in the 1960's, Snellenberg's was taken over by Lit Brothers. Lit's closed in April of 1977.
by MikeRa
08 Nov 2009 15:00
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Store Brand Products
Replies: 21
Views: 16559

Re:

The RALPHS ad this week launches: A Brand New Way To Save! Maximum Value Minimum Price RalphsValue This is interesting that KROGER does not attempt to integrate a simple unified private label in all their stores. Seems like it would be a cost savings to have one (1) label. Yet, I am sure that they ...
by MikeRa
08 Nov 2009 14:36
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Grocers in "real" malls - not strip malls
Replies: 79
Views: 65451

Re: Grocers in "real" malls - not strip malls

Cherry Hill in New Jersey apparently sported a Food Fair as of about 1962: http://www.groceteria.com/journal/graphics8/120908-ff-cherryhill.jpg You are correct. The Food Fair was one of 3 main anchors at Cherry Hill Mall, the other tow being S&C and Bamberger's. The Food Fair/Pantry Pride store was...
by MikeRa
08 Nov 2009 14:00
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: One-of-a-kind A&P
Replies: 7
Views: 4375

Re: One-of-a-kind A&P

Hi, Fleming purchased William Montgomery in 1980. Fleming Food who opwned the Triftway Name as a sponsored group supplied the stores. In 1987 or 88 Fleming purchased The Frankford Quaker Company a Co-op, who owned the Shop & Bag banner after their largest member Browns Shop & Bag pulled out and joi...
by MikeRa
08 Nov 2009 13:12
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Woolco
Replies: 43
Views: 41369

Re: Woolco

The Village Mall Willingboro, NJ Woolco/Caldor, as well as the Acme and the mall itself, is now the 2nd version of the Pennsauken Mart. Here's my list of all the stores I know so far. ALABAMA *Bessemer *Dothan (Northside Mall) - later Walmart, now Home Depot *Fairfield - later Walmart *Huntsville (W...
by MikeRa
28 Oct 2009 21:19
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Phar-Mor
Replies: 25
Views: 29261

Re: Phar-Mor

We had three Phar-mor's in Philadelphia/bucks County, PA. Two of them were always Phar-mor, the other was a Pharmhouse that converted to Phar-mor. The locations were: Franklin Mils Mall (site is still vacant after 5 years) Bustelton avenue and Cottman Avenue (was former basement level of Gimbel Brot...
by MikeRa
28 Oct 2009 20:40
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Two Guys Discount Stores
Replies: 13
Views: 17031

Re: Two Guys Discount Stores

Most Two Guys were in the Philadelphia area. The ones there all became Jefferson Ward. Most of them became Bradlees after that, except for one that became a PACE wholesale club. PACE was acquired by Sam's Club in 1993-1994. This Sam's relocated in 2005 and is still vacant. Another one became Bradle...
by MikeRa
28 Oct 2009 18:59
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Oldest Operating A&P
Replies: 26
Views: 13932

Re: Oldest Operating A&P

Out of the list of locations posted above, I believe only four of them (unfortunately) still remain "100% pure" centennials: the locations in Morristown, NJ; Pluckemin, NJ; Goldens Bridge, NY; and Katowah, NY. All of the others have been altered in some way. Some of the alterations have been minor:...
by MikeRa
27 Sep 2009 23:27
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: PA Wine & Spirits Stores, 30's-present
Replies: 1
Views: 5318

Re: PA Wine & Spirits Stores, 30's-present

The history of the PA State stores (AKA Wine & Spirits Shops) begins when The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board was created in 1933.
by MikeRa
27 Sep 2009 23:09
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Acme/ Shop-Rite - SW Philadelphia - Island Ave
Replies: 4
Views: 2686

Re: Food Fair in Philadelphia - anyone recognize?

Hi,This former Acme was built as an Acme and expanded about ten years ago. It is close to a high crime area and I was there several years ago after the last renovation when two young men got into a figth over a girl and shot it out with uzies. Thet shot up several cars in the lot our front windows,...
by MikeRa
27 Sep 2009 23:07
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: anyone heard of PickWell supermarkets in Philadelphia?
Replies: 5
Views: 3630

Re: anyone heard of PickWell supermarkets in Philadelphia?

I think the A&P on Krewstown Road, in NE Philadelphia became a Pickwell before it became a Thriftway around 1982, when A&P tried to leave the Philadelphia area.
by MikeRa
23 May 2009 00:49
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: One-of-a-kind A&P
Replies: 7
Views: 4375

Re: One-of-a-kind A&P

Hi,I believe that i called on this store back in the mid 1980!s.before it was a Drug store it was A Thriftway and it did verry well. The only competition was a small Acme that closed a few years back'it!s demise was that it!s supplier Fleming Foods , became greedy and allowed a brand new Shop & Bag...
by MikeRa
23 May 2009 00:11
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Summer Road Trip to Philadelphia and Suburbs
Replies: 32
Views: 21313

Re: Summer Road Trip to Philadelphia and Suburbs

Gaudios was owned and operated by Penn Fruit. Some of their locations were former Penn Fruit stores. The Pep Boys store on the Boulevard near Red Lion was never an A&P. The Pep Boys on Roosevelt Boulevard and the former Penn Fruit-Dale's-Gaudio's-Frank's at Roosevelt & Bustelton has the same front ...
by MikeRa
25 Apr 2009 12:30
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Oldest Operating A&P
Replies: 26
Views: 13932

Re: Oldest Operating A&P

The think these 4 A&P 's are now the oldest A&P still opened. they all started out as early 1950's Arch roof A&P's that later got a front remodel into the "Centennial/colonial" design. They are: 289 Bergen Boulevard, Fairview, NJ (A&P Food Market) 507 Prospect Avenue, Little Silver, NJ (A&P Food Mar...
by MikeRa
18 Mar 2009 02:30
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: IGA "O&O's" in Philadelphia (post Penn Fruit)
Replies: 10
Views: 6957

Re: IGA "O&O's" in Philadelphia (post Penn Fruit)

The o/o IGA stores in Philadelphia as memory serves, were an a clone of the original Super Fresh contract. In place of Hourly wages and benefits previously held by union help under the A&P banner, the employees would recieve a bonus and a vote over some store level decisions. The o/o Banner were ol...