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Re: Beckley, WV chain grocery/supermarket locations

Posted: 25 Aug 2019 13:41
by rich
If there were Food Fair/Pantry Prides, they would have been in the the WV panhandle adjacent to the Maryland panhandle, with proximity to DC. Grand Union and Acme-PA were there, although Acme sourced some WV stores from Johnstown, PA. I don't know about Safeway but I don't think Giant-MD was ever there.

I doubt that Food Fair had JM Fields stores in the DC area--their supermarket footprint always was very small. They were a much bigger factor in Baltimore. Acme followed a similar pattern, although they had been in DC since the 20s.

Re: Beckley, WV chain grocery/supermarket locations

Posted: 26 Aug 2019 12:54
by Steve Landry
Yeah, I believe that is correct...............

The panhandle would be the logical area.

There was talk of the managers trying to buy the remaining stores.

The size of the stores were large for their time (when built).