Colonial Big Stars (Post 1960's-before A&P takeover)

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Colonial Big Stars (Post 1960's-before A&P takeover)

Post by u-save » 16 Jun 2007 16:12

I love all of the old pictures of the old Colonial/ Big Star food markets from the 50's and 60's. But I'm puzzled i've not seen any pics of (post 1960's) stores that they had, before they became A&P's. Also does anyone know/have any pics/ads of what the old Big Star logo looked like, both in the beginning and during the Grand Union era.

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Re: Colonial Big Stars (Post 1960's-before A&P takeover)

Post by Groceteria » 19 Jun 2007 11:54

u-save wrote:I love all of the old pictures of the old Colonial/ Big Star food markets from the 50's and 60's. But I'm puzzled i've not seen any pics of (post 1960's) stores that they had, before they became A&P's. Also does anyone know/have any pics/ads of what the old Big Star logo looked like, both in the beginning and during the Grand Union era.
There are several post-1970 photos of Big Star stores, including one with the newer Grand Union-style logo in the Charlotte section of this site:

http://groceteria.com/charlotte/

BTW, only the Georgia stores were sold to A&P. The NC stores were sold to Harris-Teeter, and many in smaller towns were subsequently sold off to regional Piggly Wiggly operators, as has been discussed in several threads and on the site.

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Re: Colonial Big Stars (Post 1960's-before A&P takeover)

Post by Dave » 21 Jun 2007 08:59

u-save wrote:I love all of the old pictures of the old Colonial/ Big Star food markets from the 50's and 60's. But I'm puzzled i've not seen any pics of (post 1960's) stores that they had, before they became A&P's. Also does anyone know/have any pics/ads of what the old Big Star logo looked like, both in the beginning and during the Grand Union era.
Look to the left for the Big Star logo...

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