New location list: Clarksburg WV 1925-2015

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New location list: Clarksburg WV 1925-2015

Post by Groceteria » 19 Sep 2018 20:45

http://www.groceteria.com/place/us-west ... larksburg/

This one was a little unsatisfying. It took longer than it should have, there are not a lot of great artifacts (except the Franken-Kroger on Pike Street that I already knew about), and the city directory listings left a lot to be desired. Anyway, enjoy!

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Re: New location list: Clarksburg WV 1925-2015

Post by Andrew T. » 20 Sep 2018 00:03

Even if Clarksburg was unsatisfying, it hardly came to nought. You solved the mystery of what became of A&P's stores when they left the northern part of the state (which seems to have happened a few years earlier than their southern WV departure). You confirmed that the Clarksburg Frankenkroger dates back to 1955 or earlier...which means it's possibly the oldest Kroger store still in operation. Plus, we have the bulk of the I-79 corridor covered now!
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Re: New location list: Clarksburg WV 1925-2015

Post by Groceteria » 20 Sep 2018 09:08

I'm working on Fairmont now; their A&P stores had similar dispositions. And there was apparently some connection between Giant Eagle and Shop 'n Save franchises in the 1990s that I do not fully understand.

Look for Fairmont later today,

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