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by BillyGr
10 Oct 2013 15:41
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Did Ann & Hope have a supermarket?
Replies: 1
Views: 3302

Re: Did Ann & Hope have a supermarket?

First - note that I only went to one of their stores one time, so it's certainly possible that other locations were different or that they changed over time (as seems to be referred to in the article). However, from what I remember it was similar to any of the other discount stores of the time, whic...
by BillyGr
03 May 2013 13:48
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Anyone Old Enough, To Remember Returning Glass Bottles>?
Replies: 6
Views: 7914

Re: Anyone Old Enough, To Remember Returning Glass Bottles>?

Jeez... Sucks to be old! I recall not only returning glass bottles of Coke, but HUGE empty glass bottles of Coke! Were they 1-liters? IIRC they were in 4-packs. When full, what a load! The first larger sized bottles (in the 1950's) known as King Size, were 26 oz. They may have increased over the ye...
by BillyGr
25 Apr 2013 21:33
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Great pics of King Cole Market Whittier Ca
Replies: 1
Views: 3365

Re: Great pics of King Cole Market Whittier Ca

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v638/garyed40/king_cole2_zps1042b6f6.jpg Gary Interesting design with the aisles appearing to run sideways, rather than front to back as most stores do. We had at least one store here that was set up that way for a while, but has changed to the "normal" setup after...
by BillyGr
21 Apr 2013 16:31
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Smith's/PriceRite/Food4Less Las Vegas
Replies: 30
Views: 26131

Re: Smith's/PriceRite/Food4Less Las Vegas

Question: Were these "Price Rite" stores somehow linked to the ones currently owned by Wakefern Food Corp. (aka. Shop Rite) on the East Coast? Doesn't look like it, but ... The Wakefern folks did have a couple Price Rite locations in the west (a franchise agreement with K.V.Mart co, apparently) but...
by BillyGr
20 Dec 2012 23:20
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Anyone remember/know about Bells Supermarket or Super Duper?
Replies: 13
Views: 20247

Re: Anyone remember/know about Bells Supermarket or Super Du

The fourth supermarket chain that was involved in the Great Coupon Wars might have been Star Markets. I hear about that chain from time to time but I think it was gone by the time I moved up to the Rochester area in 1989. After seeing this post, I was wondering if there was any connection of this S...
by BillyGr
25 Sep 2012 21:55
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart in-store restaurants
Replies: 17
Views: 17939

Re: Walmart in-store restaurants

Are you familiar with the "Wal-Mart Cafe" (or maybe it was meant to be read "Cafe Wal-Mart") concept? The WM in Aston PA, which was built as one of the last Caldors in 1995, becoming Wal-Mart in 2000, had a very small snack bar by this name. It had a fancy black/tan color scheme and an interesting ...
by BillyGr
22 Jul 2012 20:23
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Grand Union
Replies: 71
Views: 61956

Re: Grand Union

Interesting... the store in AuSable Forks, New York was a definitely a Grand Union last time I was there, which was years ago. I believe it then flipped to a Tops for a while. Then, when Tops' parent Royal Ahold had, er, issues and Tops was sold off, the store went back to being a Grand Union. And ...
by BillyGr
08 Jul 2012 20:22
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Grand Union
Replies: 71
Views: 61956

Re: Grand Union

Ampersand wrote:in the Catskill area believe it or not there are still some stores that operate under the grand union name.
Yep - sticking to their format of keeping stores where no competition exists (at least in the town).
by BillyGr
07 Mar 2012 23:04
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: Eagle Quality Centers
Replies: 7
Views: 4458

Re: Eagle Quality Centers

Doing a quick search came up with: - Valdez - Unalaska - Dutch Harbor - Nome - Homer but not Seward The Nome ad definitely has the Eagle info, while searching Dutch Harbor (on Safeway's site) pulled up a Carrs/Safeway ad and Seward pulled up an ad labelled as Seattle? The only thought (being they lo...
by BillyGr
12 Feb 2012 18:16
Forum: History: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Rexall Drugs
Replies: 6
Views: 6703

Re: Rexall Drugs

Later.....when Food Fair and Eckerds "did not get along", Eckerds sought out Publix for the same type of agreement. Actually, per the book written by (Jack) Eckerd, he had tried to work with Publix before, but they had an exclusive arrangement with a company called Touchton Drugs. However, when the...
by BillyGr
04 Feb 2012 21:45
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Big Apple & Date Shopwell around NYC
Replies: 2
Views: 2812

Re: Big Apple & Date Shopwell around NYC

Here are a few other posts that mention Daitch-Shopwell: http://www.groceteria.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=294&hilit=Daitch+Shopwell http://www.groceteria.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=3138&hilit=Daitch+Shopwell http://www.groceteria.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=593&hilit=Daitch+Shopwell http:...
by BillyGr
09 Dec 2011 21:13
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart in-store restaurants
Replies: 17
Views: 17939

Re: Walmart in-store restaurants

A few more Albany NY area ones: The one in Hudson, when first opened as a "regular" store had a combo KFC/Taco Bell (both of which offered somwehat limited menus, and neither of which was in the area otherwise, though KFC had had a location right across the street many years ago, and there is now a ...
by BillyGr
04 Sep 2011 19:01
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: A&P in New Hampshire
Replies: 9
Views: 5430

Re: A&P in New Hampshire

Based solely on looking at a map, my guess would be that there wasn't much competition in a place like Greenville (or surrounding areas)? That seems to be a good reason that they would stay open. There was one A&P in Wynantskill, NY (which is only maybe 2 minutes from the Troy border) and probably n...
by BillyGr
01 Sep 2011 21:24
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Grand Union
Replies: 71
Views: 61956

Re: Grand Union

Grand Union had one store in Massachusetts during the 70s through 90s, it was in northwestern Ma in Williamstown. That makes perfect sense, given that they had locations both in NY and VT, neither of which are that far from there. Where was it? I'm going to guess either the building that sits off 2...
by BillyGr
15 Jun 2011 21:40
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Food Fair/ Pantry Pride in Kingston,NY?
Replies: 7
Views: 4241

Re: Food Fair/ Pantry Pride in Kingston,NY?

First, J.M. Fields was indeed located in Riverside Mall in Utica, NY. As far as addresses for Food Fairs (not Pantry Prides) in the Albany,NY area, I have the following... Schenectady,NY (Niskayuna) Mohawk Mall This one you already described (and it makes sense) Albany,NY Broadway & Wards Lane Mena...