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by BillyGr
01 Sep 2011 21:24
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Grand Union
Replies: 71
Views: 70089

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: 4403

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...
by BillyGr
25 Apr 2011 22:14
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Barker's Department Stores
Replies: 45
Views: 36467

Re: Barker's Department Stores

Also, was the Clifton Park,NY store in Elnora,NY?? I have a link to a Barker sales ad that states Elnora,NY, but it is SO close to Clifton Park... This is the post I originally read on amesfanclub: "I believe that a Barkers in Clifton Park later beacame a Joy's Department store in the 80's sometime...
by BillyGr
17 Feb 2011 00:21
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Barker's Department Stores
Replies: 45
Views: 36467

Re: Barker's Departmant Stores

Thought I had seen some of this somewhere - went over to amesfanclub.com and found several posts (search Barkers at the top of the forum). I was able to find mentioned by various members: Meriden CT New Milford CT Clifton Park NY (Based on what was posted, I have an idea where this one was but never...
by BillyGr
17 Feb 2011 00:16
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: A&P/Super Fresh/Pathmark closing established PA/NJ stores
Replies: 6
Views: 4994

Re: A&P/Super Fresh/Pathmark closing established PA/NJ stores

Actually, per the A&P Corporate site (http://www.aptea.com/pressRoom_article.asp?id=221) it looks like a total of 32 stores closing over 6 states (NY, CT, MD, PA, NJ, DE) with about 1/2 of these in NJ and another large chunk in NY (makes sense since NJ & NY have most of the total stores). The ames f...
by BillyGr
28 Jan 2011 21:22
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Great American Stores Upstate NY
Replies: 28
Views: 19931

Re: Great American Stores Upstate NY

Just a quick addition, in case anyone wants to check out Slater's Great American in Cairo before it closes down:

http://blog.timesunion.com/business/new ... iro/22591/
by BillyGr
09 Jan 2011 23:00
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Waldbaum's in upstate New York
Replies: 10
Views: 4640

Re: Waldbaum's in upstate New York

As noted elsewhere, C&S was Grand Union's major creditor, and when the chain went under they sold off most of the locations but retained some... those are the ones now operated as GU Family Markets. I've seen several in upstate NY -- they are small, outdated, and seem to be the Grand Union location...
by BillyGr
10 Dec 2010 22:03
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Great American
Replies: 71
Views: 51947

Re: Great American

1235 Western Avenue Guilderland,NY 20 Wolf Road Colonie,NY Routes 9 and 20 East Greenbush,NY Mayfair Shopping Center Glenville,NY Broadway Menands,NY Altamont Avenue Rotterdam,NY Upper Glen Road Glens Falls,NY Thank you for finding that list - I knew there had to be more, but just wasn't sure where...
by BillyGr
09 Dec 2010 22:34
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Great American
Replies: 71
Views: 51947

Re: Great American

Hi, Idon!t think that that store was converted to Price Chopper. It was very small and had produce hanging on racks from the wall in the first aisle. It may or may not be - I just saw that there is a Price Chopper and no GU market in Lake George currently. Also, Price Chopper has (unlike so many ch...
by BillyGr
08 Dec 2010 22:45
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Great American
Replies: 71
Views: 51947

Re: Great American

Is the Lake George one Price Chopper now? Or Grand Union/GU "Family" Markets? Per the gufamilymarkets.com website, there is no current GU in Lake George, so I guess that means Price Chopper. From a piece of an ad flier that I saved (unfortunately only the part with the locations, but not any part w...
by BillyGr
30 Nov 2010 00:51
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Oldest Operating A&P
Replies: 26
Views: 14082

Re: Oldest Operating A&P

Do you doubt it was an A&P? No - just that I guess we didn't go to that area as much as others, so I just don't remember it. I only vaguely remember the Great American being there, and since that was likely a later use the A&P was probably gone before I had a chance to see it. Perhaps it closed at ...
by BillyGr
28 Nov 2010 21:30
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Oldest Operating A&P
Replies: 26
Views: 14082

Re: Oldest Operating A&P

Here are perhaps the oldest buildings left in the A&P chain, including Pathmark and more recent closures: 12. A&P, Catskill, NY (just closed? I saw a half-empty building with Advance Auto Parts in the other half. The streetlights in the parking lot gave it away as a former A&P. Across the street I ...
by BillyGr
08 Nov 2010 21:47
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Former Arby's locations
Replies: 18
Views: 16934

Re: Former Arby's locations

nysw3636 wrote:Arby's in Wappinger Falls and Kingston ,NY have closed within the last few months. The operator filed for Chapter 11 December 2009.
And the Kingston one just re-opened within the last month (or so) ... as a Popeye's chicken.
by BillyGr
13 Oct 2010 22:11
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Edwards/Finast/Super Finast
Replies: 21
Views: 9084

Re: Edwards/Finast/Super Finast

No I don't believe it was. I seem to recall an Edwards Food Warehouse in Latham very near Albany which opened I'm going to say mid-80's or so. It's long gone but I can't remember when it closed. (BillyGr: if you see this, please fill in some of the details here.) The building has long been demolish...
by BillyGr
30 Sep 2010 21:26
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Grand Union
Replies: 71
Views: 70089

Re: Grand Union

I apologize for my last reply. I meant to say that GU markets currently has a store in Massachusetts. I must have skipped over the 6th post of this topic, as Grand Union did not have stores in MA. I also learned today they had no RI stores. My mistake.... BDK I really can't say that they never had ...