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by MikeRa
18 Mar 2009 02:16
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Summer Road Trip to Philadelphia and Suburbs
Replies: 32
Views: 22692

Re: Summer Road Trip to Philadelphia and Suburbs

MikeRA, I don't know what I have to do to prove to you that picture 2449 located at 6301 Roosevelt Blvd. was a Penn Fruit. As I previously said I grew up in that neighborhood and I am old enough to have shopped there when it was a supermarket. (I think it closed as a supermarket in the early 70s). ...
by MikeRa
05 Mar 2009 00:06
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Toy Chains
Replies: 18
Views: 22447

Re: Toy Chains

Back when I lived in New Mexico, there was a Lionel Playworld store in Albuquerque that we went to on occasion in the mid-to-late Eighties to early Nineties (I remember my parents buying NES games there, and I remember seeing sales brochures for the new NeoGeo system when it cost $600 to buy the sy...
by MikeRa
05 Mar 2009 00:03
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Toy Chains
Replies: 18
Views: 22447

Re: Toy Chains

Who remembers these former toy store chains that once rivaled Toys R Us?: Child World Children's Palace Lionel Kiddie City (Lionel) Play World Also: For mallies there was Circus World, Toy Box, K & K Toys, Toys By Rizzi, and Playland Toys ... <<Edited by moderator to consolidate multiple similar th...
by MikeRa
04 Mar 2009 23:03
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Summer Road Trip to Philadelphia and Suburbs
Replies: 32
Views: 22692

Re: Summer Road Trip to Philadelphia and Suburbs

2449 was definitely a Penn Fruit. I grew up in that neighborhood and shopped a few times in that store. One of its unique features was that it had entrances on the Boulevard and from the parking lot. Most of the activity was on the parking lot side. I think there were only 2 or 3 checkouts on the B...
by MikeRa
27 Jan 2009 20:30
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Pantry Pride
Replies: 21
Views: 17134

Re: Pantry Pride

IIRC, some of the Setzer's stores eventually became part of the Pic 'N Save drug/discount chain. These stores were like mini discount stores with pharmacies and a substantial grocery department (no meat or produce). I think these were mostly stores that had been replaced with newer Food Fair or Pan...
by MikeRa
18 Dec 2008 21:56
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Pantry Pride
Replies: 21
Views: 17134

Re:

Sorry, I am out of town on business. But, I will briefly say that Hills was purchased by Food Fair in the Mid 70's (will confirm date when I get back). It was a financially troubled chain (may have been so because of labor disputes or price wars) when Food Fair purchased it. I do not think I have m...
by MikeRa
18 Dec 2008 21:18
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Safeway in Delaware
Replies: 15
Views: 8884

Re: Safeway in Delaware

Safeway also has a store in Wilmington, DE that originally opened as Genuardi's when the Genuardi family still owned the chain.
by MikeRa
23 Oct 2008 22:30
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Summer Road Trip to Philadelphia and Suburbs
Replies: 32
Views: 22692

Re: Summer Road Trip to Philadelphia and Suburbs

Some great pictures. I think I can help you identify some of them 2435 was never a Food Fair and I don't think it was ever a supermarket. The former Food Fair/Pantry Pride is now a very busy Shop Rite and it is located at Frankford and Knorr which I think is across the street from this building. 24...
by MikeRa
29 Aug 2008 20:20
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: New York Area: A&P
Replies: 17
Views: 12296

Re: New York Area: A&P

Today Great A&P is reviving all of its banners to make them more competitive with other chains. You'll be seeing conversions to Pathmark Sav-a-centers as well as several Food Emporiums to A&P Fresh Markets. This is an exciting time for A&P as its 150th anniversary year begins in 2009, only months a...
by MikeRa
29 Aug 2008 20:02
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears sign oddity
Replies: 10
Views: 12688

Re: Sears sign oddity

Out here in the Philadelphia area, only the Cottman Avenue Sears (Former Gimbel Brothers) location has the current lowercase Sears logo. The Neshaminy Mall Sears has the Upper Case logo. The Oxford Valley Mall and Upper Darby location (both former Gimbel Brothers) have the 1980's Upper Case logo. Th...
by MikeRa
29 Aug 2008 19:48
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Summer Road Trip to Philadelphia and Suburbs
Replies: 32
Views: 22692

Re: Summer Road Trip to Philadelphia and Suburbs

Image # 47...There is another Big Marty's in Hatboro, PA that looks exactly like the one pictured. I guess it was an Acme too at one point as mentioned by a previous post. Image #47 was a former Lionel's Kiddie City location that closed in the mid 1970's, when Lionel started to build the bigger sto...
by MikeRa
22 Jul 2008 21:48
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: A&P Futurestore
Replies: 23
Views: 17703

Re: A&P Futurestore

The Allendale NJ A&P Futurestore has been redesigned to look like their late 1990's Super Store format, and is now called "A&P Fresh"
by MikeRa
22 Jul 2008 21:45
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: A&P "Centennial" Stores Still Housing Supermar
Replies: 48
Views: 50772

Re: A&P "Centennial" Stores Still Housing Supermar

weo wrote:Yet another one, in NY. This one is modified
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This is the modified A&P Food Market store in Little Silver, NJ, not NY
by MikeRa
21 Jul 2008 21:12
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: A&P Futurestore
Replies: 23
Views: 17703

Re: A&P Futurestore

In Wayne, NJ, A&P currently operates in a small "Futurestore" building as "A&P Fresh" A&P also used the "Futurestore" concept for a couple of Super Fresh Super Store. The Super Fresh Super Store in Bristol, PA was one of the "Futurestore" locations, which closed earlier this year. The Super Fresh Su...
by MikeRa
21 Jul 2008 21:00
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Jewel T - store design and range of operations
Replies: 5
Views: 8475

Re: Jewel T - store design and range of operations

Jewel T also had a store in Feasterville, PA. This store was in a standard shopping center store. It was sold in the mid 1980's to Genuardi Super Markets, which converted this store to their "Mad Grocer" division.