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by BillyGr
24 Sep 2016 13:41
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: A&P's closures and market withdrawals of the late 1970s and early 1980s
Replies: 19
Views: 11564

Re: A&P's closures and market withdrawals of the late 1970s and early 1980s

At least in this area of NY (Capital District/Albany area and further north), they did pull out of most of the market somewhere in this same time frame (1981 is often mentioned). However, they did have a couple oddities. In the greater Albany area, there was one store in a small town called Wynantsk...
by BillyGr
26 Jul 2016 14:16
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: New location list: Albany through 1960
Replies: 8
Views: 6676

Re: New location list: Albany through 1960

On that Stuyvesant Plaza store Billy Gr mentioned, yes it did open as an Acme in I'm going to say 1959. I found an article from 1962 a while ago which said that Acme sold the store to Golub Corp. which operated the Central Market chain and which we all know as Price Chopper today. The article impli...
by BillyGr
25 Jul 2016 14:59
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: New location list: Albany through 1960
Replies: 8
Views: 6676

Re: New location list: Albany through 1960

Interesting list. While I'm not old enough to go back to 1960 (as far as this goes) a couple things that may help: The 307 Central location was still a store (and known as Trading Port) into at least the 1980's, so I'd suspect that Trading Post was a misprint (and very well could be for other locati...
by BillyGr
08 Apr 2016 17:16
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Acme in New York
Replies: 32
Views: 25298

Re: Acme in New York

Acme closed 45 of 50 stores operating in New York in 1979. Stores remaining were Bath, Elmira, Hornell, Penn Yan, and Watkins Glen (served by Scanton,PA). Only NY Acme I was in was Bath in the late 70's. My family used to go to Mt. Morris 2 times a year and we did stop there. Memories are slim. Onl...
by BillyGr
10 Feb 2016 13:35
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Key Foods
Replies: 0
Views: 5012

Key Foods

It was just posted via Supermarket News that Key Foods is acquiring the Superfresh banner from A&P.

I know there had been talk of them, but I thought it was for the Food Emporium name - seems odd to pick Superfresh as that name was not in the greater NY area (only PA/MD/DE and far southern NJ).
by BillyGr
22 Nov 2015 18:09
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: New Acme/Acme Pharmacy opened in Philadelphia
Replies: 11
Views: 8105

Re: New Acme/Acme Pharmacy opened in Philadelphia

The Sav-On name made sense in areas where Sav-On standalone pharmacies once operated because they were a well known and trusted name (especially in Southern California and Nevada). It never really made sense using it in markets where people didn't have any awareness to the brand. It's been so many ...
by BillyGr
18 Nov 2015 22:32
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: New Acme/Acme Pharmacy opened in Philadelphia
Replies: 11
Views: 8105

Re: New Acme/Acme Pharmacy opened in Philadelphia

There is now 175 Acme Markets opened. The ones converted from A&P, superfresh, and Pathmark that have pharmacies uses "Acme Pharmacy" on the buildings, and the legacy Acme that have pharmacies uses "Acme Sav-on Pharmacy" on their buildngs. All Acme ad uses "Acme Pharmacy". It looks like Acme is the...
by BillyGr
09 Nov 2015 12:21
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Super Fresh logo history
Replies: 8
Views: 8337

Re: Super Fresh logo history

Super Fresh Food Markets first used this logo when they opened in what was the A&P Philadelphia Division in early 1983: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3523/3958083933_32b6890c8c.jpg That only makes sense as the stores were being converted from the A&P name and would have had that shape of sign alre...
by BillyGr
02 Nov 2015 21:19
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Gloversville Loblaw's finally getting demolished
Replies: 11
Views: 8595

Re: Gloversville Loblaw's finally getting demolished

I think it was around 1988 that K-Mart moved when Rotterdam Mall was put up isn't the bank still operating? That sounds right - I wasn't sure about PC, if they left before that or after (as they are now in the 2nd version at the Curry/Altamont intersection). Although 25+ give or take is pretty good...
by BillyGr
01 Nov 2015 22:22
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Gloversville Loblaw's finally getting demolished
Replies: 11
Views: 8595

Re: Gloversville Loblaw's finally getting demolished

That building stood empty for OVER 40 YEARS with most of the signage remaining intact-especially on the "tower" on the side of the building. I don't mind admitting it, but I literally almost cried when the old girl finally came down. Yes it was a relic and was falling apart but to me it was a landm...
by BillyGr
30 Oct 2015 11:20
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: A&p files for bankruptcy: five LI stores closing
Replies: 12
Views: 7977

Re: A&p files for bankruptcy: five LI stores closing

Has the Patchogue Pathmark started to liquidate yet? I believe all stores without buyers have started closing sales, simply since they need to be emptied out by later November (based on a date 120 days post bankruptcy filing). However, there is still (an outside) chance that someone will come in an...
by BillyGr
10 Oct 2015 12:49
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: New Acme/Acme Pharmacy opened in Philadelphia
Replies: 11
Views: 8105

Re: New Acme/Acme Pharmacy opened in Philadelphia

A new Acme/Acme Pharmacy opened 10/1/2015 in Philadelphia, at 180 West Girard Avenue. It was the first of the 70 A&P owned stores that Acme's parent company Albertsons LLC acquired. This location was the last superfresh store to open. They have also opened a couple in NJ (according to Acme Style, a...
by BillyGr
21 Sep 2015 16:20
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Wal-Mart stores with old signage
Replies: 12
Views: 7547

Re: Wal-Mart stores with old signage

2 reasons I don't see this: Kmart has always been styled as a single word, never two separate ones like Wal-Mart once was. Second, Kmart hasn't even rolled out its CURRENT logo chainwide, which you'd think would have been easier since there are less stores. I really didn't have any particular chain...
by BillyGr
20 Sep 2015 15:52
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Wal-Mart stores with old signage
Replies: 12
Views: 7547

Re: Wal-Mart stores with old signage

Wonder if they would also leave a sign or two in use somewhere in case someone else were to try to use their design (particularly with the star in a name) they would have a way to claim it was still in use? Similar to the idea of the Standard Oil people leaving one station with that name in each ar...
by BillyGr
20 Sep 2015 14:35
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Wal-Mart stores with old signage
Replies: 12
Views: 7547

Re: Wal-Mart stores with old signage

For what it's worth, the Wal-Mart in Navasota, TX is still signed as WAL-MART (yes, with the dash, and not the star) as of a week ago. Wonder if they would also leave a sign or two in use somewhere in case someone else were to try to use their design (particularly with the star in a name) they woul...