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by MikeRa
21 Jul 2008 20:56
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: A&P "Centennial" Stores Still Housing Supermar
Replies: 48
Views: 42323

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

In Philadelphia, PA, we have a Holiday Shop N' Bag that is located in a former A&P Centennial/Colinial store. In Little Silver, NJ, A&P Food Market still operates in a "Centennial/Colonial Upgrade" store. This particular A&P, when first opened, was one of the "A&P Supermarket" arch roof styles. By 1...
by MikeRa
21 Jul 2008 20:36
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: IGA "O&O's" in Philadelphia (post Penn Fruit)
Replies: 10
Views: 6649

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

and i would say it's not too long off that we'll see the end of the superfresh banner as well, because most of them are going to become pathmarks in the near future. In Philadelphia, the "Superfresh" banner will a thing of the past, with the bulk of them becoming "Pathmark Sav-A-center", but new Je...
by MikeRa
21 Jul 2008 20:32
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Summer Road Trip to Philadelphia and Suburbs
Replies: 32
Views: 16739

Re: Summer Road Trip to Philadelphia and Suburbs

Finast bought the NY Safeways at the beginning of the 60s; there probably aren't many Marinas in that cohort; someone mentioned one in Queens. Penn Fruit used Marina-ish barrel vault roofs and the Philly marketing area would have many legacies from that. The one former Penn Fruit marina style store...
by MikeRa
05 Jun 2008 23:40
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Best Products
Replies: 42
Views: 28171

Re: Best Products

We used to have 2 Best Products store in the Philadelphia area. The first was located at PA Route 213 and Woodbourne Road, as part of the Oxford Valley Mall/Lincoln Plaza/Sasame Place complex. The second was located at Roosevelt Boulevard and Comly Road, across the street from the National Biscuit C...
by MikeRa
05 Jun 2008 23:33
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Anyone in DC/MD/VA area remember S. Klein's?
Replies: 6
Views: 7907

Re: Anyone in DC/MD/VA area remember S. Klein's?

Does anyone from the DC Metropolitan area remember a store called S. Klein's? It was a (junior) department store, and the location I remember was at Beltway Plaza -- located on the end where Burlington, Marshall's and Target are currently located. Does anyone know the history of S. Klein's, especia...
by MikeRa
05 Jun 2008 23:29
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Woolco
Replies: 43
Views: 39899

Re: Woolco in Philadelphia area

Woolco lasted much longer in Canada until about 1993, when the stores were sold to Wal-Mart, their first entry into Canada. As for Woolcos in the Mid-Atlantic, there weren't too many. Only one off the top of my head was in Carlisle, PA at the old MJ Mall (now a TJ Maxx/Sears Outlet), it was a Hills...
by MikeRa
05 Jun 2008 23:24
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Two Guys Discount Stores
Replies: 13
Views: 14576

Re: Two Guys Discount Stores

I also remember Two Guys in the SE Pennsylvania area. We had 3 of them, located at: Knight Road & Street Road, Bensalem, PA Lincoln Highway, Levittown/Langhorne, PA Red Lion Road & Roosevelt Boulevard (US Route 1), Philadelphia, PA The Bensalem location also had a grocery store in their building. Th...
by MikeRa
05 Jun 2008 22:05
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: New York Area: A&P
Replies: 17
Views: 11674

Re: A&P in New York State

I grew up in New York, and I remember that, at one time, there was an A&P almost everywhere. It was another way of saying "the store"; "I'm going to the A&P". When I moved to upstate NY in the 70's, all of the stores up there were either closed or preparing to do so. There was a huge Ann Page Foods...
by MikeRa
05 Jun 2008 21:45
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Super Fresh-does it still exist?
Replies: 8
Views: 5216

Re: Super Fresh-does it still exist?

Yes SF does exist, and this past year celebrated its 25th anniversary in grand style. As was referenced above, click on http://www.superfreshfood.com to find out all the latest about this great banner. SF stores continue to get the fresh format makeover. And new locations are scheduled for Rockvill...
by MikeRa
05 Jun 2008 20:16
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: A+P Clinton, NJ
Replies: 2
Views: 4200

Re: A+P Clinton, NJ

Was headed from NJ to Pa. via I-78 this morning and happened upon this store off one of the exits. Any history on this place? The exterior looks kind of run down and the interior was kind of "tired" looking. Was it a new build initially or did A+P take it over at one time? Interesting thing is that...
by MikeRa
13 Mar 2008 17:19
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: 2 Supermarkets In One Shopping Center
Replies: 67
Views: 75912

Re: 2 Supermarkets In One Shopping Center

Here in PA, in the now-gone Levittown Shopping Center, used to have two supermarkets in the same center, a Food Fair, and a Penn Fruit. The Food Fair closed in the mid 1970's, the Penn Fruit became a Thriftway in the late 1970's, after Food Fair/Penn Fruit/Pantry Pride left the Philadelphia area. Th...
by MikeRa
08 Mar 2008 00:34
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: IGA "O&O's" in Philadelphia (post Penn Fruit)
Replies: 10
Views: 6649

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

I had read the aricle on the demise of the Penn Fruit stores in philadelphia and I had heard on a local show called the "Irv Homer Show" that some of the former PF stores became O&O's ( IGA stores owned and operated by store employees) and were supplied by a local IGA wholesaler (Wetterau/Supervalu...