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by MikeRa
08 Oct 2013 03:07
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Largest Walgreens store I've seen
Replies: 6
Views: 8232

Re: Largest Walgreens store I've seen

The largest Walgreens I've seen is a 3-story Walgreens that recently opened on the NE corner of Broad & Chestnut Streets, in Philadelphia. It is space that former tennants included Borders Books, Philadelphia National Bank (CoreStates Bank), and the Men's Store for John Wanamaker Department Store.
by MikeRa
08 Oct 2013 02:56
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Pantry Pride: Is anyone familiar with this store Interior
Replies: 3
Views: 5674

Re: Pantry Pride: Is anyone familiar with this store Interio

a Pantry Pride (opened as 1950's Food Fair) on PennyPack circle in Northeast Philadelphia did the opposite and was demolished and rebuilt under the Penn Fruit banner. So it would make 3 supermarket buildings at Pennypack Circle: The Food Fair/Pantry Pride, the Penn Fruit by Pantry Pride/Acme Market...
by MikeRa
08 Oct 2013 02:47
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at
Replies: 36
Views: 33544

Re: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at

In PA:
Genuardi's (almost defunct, still has 1 store left)
Food Fair/Pantry Pride
Clemens
Jewel-T
by MikeRa
08 Oct 2013 02:43
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

The Penndel, PA A&P "Centennial" store has, since 2010, a Bottom Dollar Food supermarket in the building.
by MikeRa
08 Oct 2013 02:37
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Giant Food in Philadelphia Area
Replies: 21
Views: 15253

Re: Giant Food in Philadelphia Area

catnapped wrote:Any predictions whether Giant-Carlisle (PA) will further incorporate the fruit slice logo into their stores (bags, store signage)?
They haven't yet, but Giant-Carlisle (PA) is closing it's Warrington, Pa location, itself a former Genuardi's store. It will close on 11/02/2013.
by MikeRa
08 Oct 2013 02:34
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Camden, NJ supermarkets
Replies: 6
Views: 5819

Re: Camden, NJ supermarkets

Hi, The Thriftway was in a southern portion of Camden that had a few businesses and some decent homes ( Kinda reminded me of Sip Avenue in Jersey City). The Acme was up on Route 130 on the other side of town. Sav A Lot has relocated to a building near the Pathmark on Mt Empriham Avenue. I been told...
by MikeRa
28 Jun 2012 10:15
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Giant Food in Philadelphia Area
Replies: 21
Views: 15253

Re: Giant Food in Philadelphia Area

What i think will happen is they will replace the generic "Giant" logo (the one based on the old Finast logo) with the Giant [PA] logo for the products sold at Giant [PA] and Martin's, and use the "fruit slice" logo for Giant [MD] and Stop & Shop Now some of the eggs (cartons) at Giant PA are showi...
by MikeRa
28 Jun 2012 10:10
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Modern Genuardi's closures
Replies: 15
Views: 13383

Re: Modern Genuardi's closures

The closing/ sold list has now been officially announced; here's the list of remaining stores and what's happening to them: 1 - 1930 W. Main St, Norristown: closing (Giant at 2660 Egypt Rd is nearby) 3 - 35 W. Germantown Pike, Norristown: waiting for a buyer (Giant in Blue Bell is nearby; also Shop...
by MikeRa
11 Aug 2011 13:18
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Loews Theatres 1905-2006 (AMC, GCC, etc.)
Replies: 10
Views: 11363

Re: Loews Theatres 1905-2006

Ironically, AMC also inherits the history of Loews Theatres, RKO Century Theatres [RKO Stanley Warner Theatres, Century Theates , Rugoff/Cinema 5 Theatres, Stanley Warner Theatres, RKO Theatres, Keith-Orpheum-Albee Theatres, and The Stanley Company of America] ... Not sure what's ironic about that ...
by MikeRa
04 Aug 2011 06:31
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Sears Hardware, dead chain?
Replies: 8
Views: 6338

Re: Sears Hardware, dead chain?

Ephrata1966 wrote:I just remembered another two: Warrington (former Acme) which opened 1995, and Morrisville (former Shop n Bag) which opened 1997. Both have newer signage now.
The Doylestown Sears Hardware and the Warrington Sears Hardware are the same.
by MikeRa
03 Aug 2011 21:54
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Loews Theatres 1905-2006 (AMC, GCC, etc.)
Replies: 10
Views: 11363

Re: Loews Theatres 1905-2006

AMC still has theatres branded as Loews Theatres, Cineplex Odeon Theatres, Magic Johnson Theatres, and in Detroit and parts of the midwest, Star Theatres (The Detroit ones are from Loews, the others are from Kersotes) Ironically, AMC also inherits the history of Loews Theatres, RKO Century Theatres ...
by MikeRa
03 Aug 2011 21:44
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Possible ex-Delaware Food Fair (Kiddie City)
Replies: 8
Views: 7509

Re: Possible ex-Delaware Food Fair

I did some research on the Delco Times archives, which gave me some info about Kiddie City: The first store opened in 1954 as "Nelson's Kiddie City"; it was acquired by Penn Fruit in 1961 and then sold to Lionel in the late 60s. The Springfield store was at 641 Baltimore Pike and opened as their 16...
by MikeRa
03 Aug 2011 21:39
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Sears Hardware, dead chain?
Replies: 8
Views: 6338

Re: Sears Hardware, dead chain?

There is also Sears Hardware locations still open in Levittown, PA and Doylestown, PA
by MikeRa
03 Aug 2011 21:35
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

The superfresh locations in Wynnewood, PA and Gladwyne, Pa are still in their A&P Centennial locations.
by MikeRa
13 Jul 2011 21:08
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: JCPenney mall locations
Replies: 16
Views: 12776

Re: JCPenney mall locations

Over at Oxford Valley Mall, in Langhorne/Levittown, PA, when it first opened in 1973, had the following anchors: John Wanamaker (the far left end); JCPenney (left center, on Business US Route 1 side); Gimbels (right center, facing area near US Route 1 superhighway), and Bamberger's (the far right en...