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by MikeRa
29 Jul 2010 21:20
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Penn Fruit outside Pennsylvania
Replies: 13
Views: 5780

Re: Penn Fruit outside Pennsylvania

Hi, The former Glass Brothers Shop Rite outside of the Bergen Mall in Paramus New Jersey I believe has been demolished or is about to be. The store in River Edge is no longer a Shop Rite and has been converted to other uses. It never had the barrel roof that Penn Fruit was famous for. The Penn Frui...
by MikeRa
29 Jul 2010 20:51
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Pinpointing logo changes
Replies: 1
Views: 3436

Re: Pinpointing logo changes

A&P was already using the new logo in New York and New Jersey as early as 1975
by MikeRa
29 Jul 2010 20:48
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Richway and/or Value City
Replies: 9
Views: 5878

Re: Richway and/or Value City

I am not too familiar with the Deep South. But I know Houston and Philadelphia well. The big-box chain Richway did operate mainly in Atlanta. After a long run, these stores were sold to Target in 1988. They were remodeled into standard Targets. But around 1995, they already started to relocate. Tar...
by MikeRa
29 Jul 2010 02:30
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Acme and Philadelphia area shopping centers
Replies: 39
Views: 13984

Re: Acme and Philadelphia area shopping centers

Thanks for the King of Prussia info; Bed Bath & Beyond makes the most sense as the Food Fair, although looking at it from bird's eye view it looks like it was expanded on the right and the back over the years. So if Michael's was the theater, what would the Marshall's have been? Is that the W.T. Gr...
by MikeRa
29 Jul 2010 00:39
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Acme and Philadelphia area shopping centers
Replies: 39
Views: 13984

Re: Acme and Philadelphia area shopping centers

Thanks for the King of Prussia info; Bed Bath & Beyond makes the most sense as the Food Fair, although looking at it from bird's eye view it looks like it was expanded on the right and the back over the years. So if Michael's was the theater, what would the Marshall's have been? Is that the W.T. Gr...
by MikeRa
24 Jul 2010 15:53
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Acme and Philadelphia area shopping centers
Replies: 39
Views: 13984

Re: Acme and Philadelphia area shopping centers

I've been confused for a while with the Valley Forge Shopping Center in King of Prussia; I know there were at certain points an A&P, a Food Fair (which coexisted), a W.T. Grant, and the Eric theater. I've been told so many different things as to what used to be what. Currently there's the Bed Bath ...
by MikeRa
22 Jul 2010 07:23
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Acme and Philadelphia area shopping centers
Replies: 39
Views: 13984

Re: Acme and Philadelphia area shopping centers

Yes it was and A Frame Acme and was in the southern most area of the original mall facing route 202 ( Thrift Drug was near by) I believe it is now parking lot. The same thing happened to Acme in the Exton Mall( The original store I believe is where Boscov Is.) and in the Media Mall the original sto...
by MikeRa
21 Jul 2010 17:49
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Penn Fruit outside Pennsylvania
Replies: 13
Views: 5780

Re: Penn Fruit outside Pennsylvania

Hi, The former Glass Brothers Shop Rite outside of the Bergen Mall in Paramus New Jersey I believe has been demolished or is about to be. The store in River Edge is no longer a Shop Rite and has been converted to other uses. It never had the barrel roof that Penn Fruit was famous for. The Penn Frui...
by MikeRa
21 Jul 2010 03:25
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Penn Fruit outside Pennsylvania
Replies: 13
Views: 5780

Re: Penn Fruit outside Pennsylvania

Here is another mystery: The former Bradlees in this center still has the Jefferson Ward look. That implies it definitely started as a Two Guys. But I hear it was a J.M. Fields. I am not sure if the J.M. Fields stores became Jefferson Ward later or just Bradlees. Most became Kmart for that matter. ...
by MikeRa
21 Jul 2010 02:02
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Acme and Philadelphia area shopping centers
Replies: 39
Views: 13984

Re: Acme and Philadelphia area shopping centers

Hi,I remember the original Acme in the King of Prussia Mall it was tor down andis now part of a department store.The new store is up a bit on route 202 and interestingly enough has been built on the site of what was A&P !s headquarter store in the Philadelphia Division the was located across the st...
by MikeRa
21 Jul 2010 01:59
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Acme and Philadelphia area shopping centers
Replies: 39
Views: 13984

Re: Centennial A&Ps "reconstituted" as Super Fresh

From "Family Pride", a history book on the Genuardi family, I found out they wanted what is now the Bed Bath & Beyond building. Not sure what it used to be, but it was one of Bed Bath & Beyond's first modern stores. It was recently closed for a few months for interior remodeling. Genuardi's made an...
by MikeRa
21 Feb 2010 11:06
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Acme logo, current
Replies: 5
Views: 3472

Re: Acme logo, current

These Acmes, built around 1993, have the same design. I am thinking they all started with the current logo: 1. Holmes, PA (MacDade Mall) 2. West Chester PA (West Goshen Shopping Center) 3. Collegeville, PA 4. Maryland (I forget the town) Also, it seems Albertsons did a lot to purge the Acme chain o...
by MikeRa
17 Feb 2010 23:28
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Acme logo, current
Replies: 5
Views: 3472

Re: Acme logo, current

These Acmes, built around 1993, have the same design. I am thinking they all started with the current logo: 1. Holmes, PA (MacDade Mall) 2. West Chester PA (West Goshen Shopping Center) 3. Collegeville, PA 4. Maryland (I forget the town) Also, it seems Albertsons did a lot to purge the Acme chain o...
by MikeRa
21 Jan 2010 09:48
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Acme logo, current
Replies: 5
Views: 3472

Re: Acme logo, current

The Acme logo was changed by American Stores Company about a year before the merger with Albertsons.
by MikeRa
15 Nov 2009 22:32
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Here Are Some Centennials As They Were
Replies: 8
Views: 4846

Re: Here Are A Few More Centennials.

working wrote:Here are a few more.
The only A&P/superfresh Centennials that I'm aware of that are still used bty a&P are the A&P Food Market in Little Silver, NJ, A&P Food Market in Moorestown, NJ, superfresh in Newark, DE, and superfresh in Washingtron, DC, to name a few.