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by MikeRa
26 Sep 2010 11:47
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: A&P to close 25 stores.
Replies: 34
Views: 14310

Re: A&P to close 25 stores.

Here's the complete list, with addresses attached: A&P - Berlin, CT - 207 Webster Square Rd, Kensington A&P - Maplewood, NJ - 453 Valley St A&P - Marlboro, NJ - 468 Country Rd 520 A&P - Lodi, NJ - 4 Memorial Drive A&P - East Brunswick, NJ (1990's Design) - 647 Rt 18 A&P - Woodbridge, NJ (1990's Desi...
by MikeRa
15 Sep 2010 17:16
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Safeway Store Brands
Replies: 37
Views: 24643

Re:

Don't forget their budget label, Scotch Buy..which has been reborn as "Simply Red" Apparently Scotch Buy wasn't around in 1968, since that was the whole list as published. And the new budget label is Basic Red -- I think a certain British music group would have legal issues with a Simply Red trade ...
by MikeRa
15 Sep 2010 16:53
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: W T Grant
Replies: 66
Views: 73248

Re: Here's part of what happened

In 1976, the majority of the W.T. Grant Co. was absorbed by Kmart. Grant was in bankruptcy at the time, and sold out to avoid liquidation. Kmart attempted to turn these stores into their own, but reportedly had problems integrating them into their system. Many of these stores remained open for some...
by MikeRa
15 Sep 2010 16:40
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: 7-Eleven Stores with Full-Length Storefronts
Replies: 5
Views: 5312

Re: 7-Eleven Stores with Full-Length Storefronts

I am going to go off-topic here for a bit and ask: how many other 7-Elevens have had the classic "three squares" logo suspended (or semi-suspended) on the storefront, as seen on two California-area stores? Supposedly on some older '70s stores that were part of shopping centers, the 7-Eleven circle ...
by MikeRa
15 Sep 2010 16:37
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Safeway Store Brands
Replies: 37
Views: 24643

Re: Safeway Store Brands

Lately, Safeway has been putting it's current logo on the bottom right of both it's Safeway brand, bat also on their Refreshe brand. The Lucerne brand, Eating Right brand, Organtic brand, Signature Cafe brand, Ranchers Reserve brand, Genuardi's brand (used for breads only at Genuardi's stores) don't...
by MikeRa
15 Sep 2010 15:46
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: IGA "O&O's" in Philadelphia (post Penn Fruit)
Replies: 10
Views: 7014

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

Here is a list of the 3 O&O/IGA that were former A&P: Philadelphia, PA: Acamdey Road & Byberry Road (former A&P Centennial/Colonial). Demolished and replaced by Rite Aid Glenside, PA: 933 Easton Road (former A&P Centennial/Colonial). Today is Aldi Lambertville, NJ: 1 Cherry Street (former A&P Centen...
by MikeRa
15 Sep 2010 15:42
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Did Cheltenham Square ever have an A&P, Acme, Food Fair?
Replies: 13
Views: 5840

Re: Did Cheltenham Square ever have an A&P, Acme, Food Fair?

So that was the Milltown Plus? I have seen that Total Wine and I was not quite sure if it was an Acme. Wow, I guess Plus stores were ghosts of Food Fair, Acme, and A&P! I am familiar with Total Wine in Claymont, but are you sure that particular building was Acme? And was the Acme an A Frame? Or a S...
by MikeRa
27 Aug 2010 11:56
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Bradlees/Walmart
Replies: 5
Views: 3770

Re: Bradlees/Walmart

Ephrata1966 wrote:I meant to say Penn Fruit.
from what I can tell, the parking lot area in front of the Giant and now vacant Wal-Mart building is where the Penn Fruit was.

I also think a portion of the Giant was built on the site of the Eric Fairless Hills 3 Theatre
by MikeRa
27 Aug 2010 11:28
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Genuardi's locations in PA
Replies: 7
Views: 5009

Re: Genuardi's locations in PA

What book? The "Family Pride" yearbook? I think they have a copy at the Marple (Broomall) and Middletown (Media) public libraries. From that book, I found out about the Yeadon store and was also surprised. That one must be the Save-a-Lot now. They mention the Acme nearby, which was actually just Su...
by MikeRa
26 Aug 2010 13:54
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Genuardi's locations in PA
Replies: 7
Views: 5009

Genuardi's locations in PA

Here is a list of current and past Genuardi Supermarket/Genuardi's Family Markets location in PA, including the org. G. Genuardi & Sons shopette location: Audubon (Genuardi’s #04): 2850 Audubon Village Drive (Egypt & Pawlings Road) (Opened 11/2/1965. Closed 1992 and moved to other end of shopping ce...
by MikeRa
26 Aug 2010 13:51
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Clemens Family Markets
Replies: 4
Views: 4482

Re: Clemens Family Markets

superfresh still has 3 of the 6 stores they acquired opened
by MikeRa
26 Aug 2010 13:47
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: IGA "O&O's" in Philadelphia (post Penn Fruit)
Replies: 10
Views: 7014

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

philside92 wrote:as far as i remember, they are only keeping 4 stores as superfresh.
There is still 16 superfresh stores open in Pennsylvania
by MikeRa
26 Aug 2010 13:36
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Recurring "new" uses for obsolete grocery stores, Phila.
Replies: 4
Views: 3213

Re: Recurring "new" uses for obsolete grocery stores, Phila.

There are several national retailers that seem to love older grocery stores. Again, this trend seems mostly Philadelphia-centric, but not that different from Houston. These companies have all taken over at least a few older Acme/A&P/Food Fair/Penn Fruit stores. Joshaustin610/Josh has photo evidence...
by MikeRa
26 Aug 2010 13:32
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Safeway in Delaware
Replies: 15
Views: 8889

Re: Safeway in Delaware

Was Safeway ever in northern Delaware? When I lived in Newark, I was told that the Possum Park Mall/Liberty Plaza was home to a Safeway, in the building to the far left where the Outback and Barstools & Billiards now call home. I was never able to verify that. Safeway's current store in Newark, DE ...