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by BillyGr
20 Sep 2015 14:32
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: New Orleans area supermarkets
Replies: 25
Views: 18821

Re: New Orleans area supermarkets

High rent alone wouldn't be enough to close the store down; a long term lease would still have to be paid. (Closed store leases were a huge contributor to Winn-Dixie's bankruptcy; it allowed them out of pretty much all of them) Stirling offered a deal to get WFM in place. That would make sense, the...
by BillyGr
26 Aug 2015 15:31
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Frankenstein Kroger-SupeRx (Chillicothe, IL)
Replies: 4
Views: 4024

Re: Frankenstein Kroger-SupeRx (Chillicothe, IL)

Also seems like a kind of odd combination, to have the supermarket with a pharmacy and the CVS in the same building?
by BillyGr
21 Jul 2015 21:32
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: A&p files for bankruptcy: five LI stores closing
Replies: 12
Views: 8049

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

Surprising Acme would want stores in New York state. I know they've operated there before but it was some time ago. Would've thought Shop Rite might get involved in this but perhaps they will eventually. Sorry to see it end this way for "Grandma." The only thing that makes it more sensible is that ...
by BillyGr
21 Jul 2015 12:29
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: A&p files for bankruptcy: five LI stores closing
Replies: 12
Views: 8049

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

Note that in addition to Stop & Shop (which has 25 total, not all in NY), there are also a large number going to Acme and a smaller batch to Key Foods, that have been announced so far.
by BillyGr
07 Jan 2015 00:39
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: White Tower
Replies: 6
Views: 6871

Re: White Tower

wow you mean right by the Chinese restaurant where people wait to catch the 370? I walk by there every day and that would have been awesome to see since now it is a vacant lot... was it a traditional art-deco designed white tower or just a standard building and when was it last operating? Now there...
by BillyGr
05 Jan 2015 00:26
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: White Tower
Replies: 6
Views: 6871

Re: White Tower

Does anybody remember this old restaurant? They were a white castle ripoff that focused more on being a diner I know there is one here in Albany that is now a dance club. The one operating in Amsterdam NY was a victim of the urban renewal plan to build a mall which was a total fail. There are a lot...
by BillyGr
05 Jan 2015 00:25
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Former IHOP locations
Replies: 33
Views: 23069

Re: Former IHOP locations

Ampersand wrote:the Ihop in Johnstown NY is now Traver's Diner, and the Ihop in Schenectady closed a few months ago..
As did the East Greenbush location fairly recently. Wolf Road is still open, and I think Clifton Park was listed on their last ad as well.
by BillyGr
26 Dec 2014 00:05
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Barker's Department Stores
Replies: 45
Views: 30451

Re: Barker's Department Stores

As far as White-Modell, I thought I read somewhere that Modells tested waters outside sporting goods and bought/merged with Whites Department Stores in the early 1970's. Remember it was not a long lasting venture and the Modell family got the Modell name back to sporting goods. No affiliation with ...
by BillyGr
28 Nov 2014 16:24
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: 1974 Ads: A&P, Acme, Bells, Loblaws, Park Edge, & More
Replies: 2
Views: 4836

Re: 1974 Ads: A&P, Acme, Bells, Loblaws, Park Edge, & More

Was the B-Kwik connected to Tops? Seems to show quite a few Tops branded items. Perhaps that was an early part of their "convenience stores" chain that they had until not too long ago when they sold to 7/11)? A&P and Acme are probably the only two other chains still in existence (not in that area, b...
by BillyGr
24 Nov 2014 11:42
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Three generations of Alta Dena branding on one shelf
Replies: 1
Views: 2753

Re: Three generations of Alta Dena branding on one shelf

A local 'farmer's market' store recent re-opened near me with a much better selection of food. But that's not the interesting part. The store carries Alta Dena brand butter. Most supermarkets only carry the quartered pound (four half sticks) in the newest retail packaging. This store also sells the...
by BillyGr
13 Nov 2014 21:21
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Older Kmart interiors (orange and otherwise)
Replies: 12
Views: 13111

Re: Older Kmart interiors (orange and otherwise)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYxXuY6_Png - This is the same video referenced in the 1st post but titled Kmart 1978 commercial, and this version is advertising a particular store (Solon, OH) grand opening. The storefront in the video looks much the same as our local store that closed in June, which...
by BillyGr
23 Oct 2014 13:10
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: odd sighting on Google Maps - Giant store directory outdoors
Replies: 2
Views: 4476

Re: odd sighting on Google Maps - Giant store directory outd

With the way the side of the building facing the (small) parking area looks, it almost looks like it could have been some kind of garage at one point (the rear sets of windows and entry ways replaced by garage doors would make it similar to a Goodyear or such type location, and those often have litt...
by BillyGr
19 Jul 2014 11:51
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Problem with spam?
Replies: 2
Views: 3871

Re: Problem with spam?

Yes, although I guess you could expect to find it in a forum like this (after all, it IS a grocery related forum and where else would you get spam besides a grocery store :).
by BillyGr
10 Dec 2013 19:02
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Big M
Replies: 3
Views: 4897

Re: Big M

Hi , I checked their web site and they are still around in upstate NY and in Pennsylvania. In small towns. They seem to have at least two former Great American locations. Their Ad seems to be very competitive. I do not know who supplies them. I wouldn't be surprised if at least one or two are forme...
by BillyGr
21 Oct 2013 21:12
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Star Supermarkets, Rochester NY
Replies: 1
Views: 4194

Re: Star Supermarkets, Rochester NY

http://blog.timesunion.com/colonie/star-supermarkets-a-tribute/801/#print This started out to be about Star Markets in the Albany (NY) area, but there are several posts about the Rochester stores as well as mention of the ones still existing in the Boston MA area. Kind of an interesting situation, w...