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Post by Groceteria » 31 May 2007 13:19

A store at 602 W Elm St in Graham NC now operates as Jimmy's Meat Market, which is almost a supermarket...

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Post by Toby Radloff » 05 Jun 2007 17:53

A few in OH:

Darrow Road, Akron (Ellet IGA)

Rt. 303, Windham (Sparkle)

Rt. 40, Springfield (Save-A-Lot)

Rt. 20, Elyria (Aldi)

Rt. 3, Wooster (independent)

Rt. 303, Streetsboro (Save-A-Lot; facade extensively remodeled)

Market Ave., Youngstown (Sparkle...was a Phar-Mor...facade extensively remodeled)

7210 Superior, Cleveland (Save-A-Lot; this was originally built as a colonial A&P...a Savmor operated there for years after A&P left, when Save-A-Lot took over the building was extensively remodeled to the point where the colonial features were removed.)

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Post by Toby Radloff » 05 Jun 2007 17:59

Lastly, the Port Clinton, OH store, which operated for years as Great Scot, recently closed...Great Scot moved to a former Kroger superstore building a mile or so from downtown Port Clinton.

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Post by drpep » 26 Jul 2007 20:54

I picked up the term colonial A&P from another supermarket forum. Is this a correct style or was that person, and now myself, mistaken? I know of two of this style that are still operating as supermarkets.

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Post by Groceteria » 08 Aug 2007 00:16

drpep wrote:I picked up the term colonial A&P from another supermarket forum. Is this a correct style or was that person, and now myself, mistaken? I know of two of this style that are still operating as supermarkets.
Colonial is fine, and is an apt description. The term "centennial" was used internally at some point, since one specific version of prototype (the most common one) coincided with the 1959 company centennial; it's also a useful term to eliminate confusion with the Colonial Stores chain.

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Post by ap621 » 11 Apr 2008 13:13

A&P in Pluckemin, NJ is still a centennial.
A&P, Fresh thinking since 1859.

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Post by Lenny » 08 Jul 2008 18:59

A former Centennial in Frenchtown NJ is now operating as the Frenchtown Market (IGA). I am guessing it was an A&P until not long ago, because the interior currently has a 1990's A&P decor. The store is no more than 15k sqft. and almost all of the fixtures are still there from the A&P days.
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Post by maynesG » 09 Jul 2008 20:43

You would not know it from the picture on the web site but the A&P in Closter NJ. on Demarest avenue started out life as a centenial and look just like the picture at the top of page one. When I was kid working at the Closter Finast, they expanded the store to the left of the building, like they did with many of their colonials in the area at the time. They have expanded the store again and put a moderen front to the store.
Its funny but my dad was friendly with both the Grand Union and A&P managers at the time and they all thougth that the A&P would close first. Fourty years later the Finast the top dog in town at the time is a Fashion Bug and the Grand Union is a Stop@ Shop and the A@pis still going strong.

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Post by marshd1000 » 19 Jul 2008 02:50

I am NOT sure about this information. Hopefully someone will confirm if this information is correct. But I believe that the QFC at Lakewood Colonial Center, in Lakewood, WA is a former A&P. It may also look like a former A&P because this is a themed shopping center.

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Post by MikeRa » 21 Jul 2008 20:56

In Philadelphia, PA, we have a Holiday Shop N' Bag that is located in a former A&P Centennial/Colinial store.

In Little Silver, NJ, A&P Food Market still operates in a "Centennial/Colonial Upgrade" store. This particular A&P, when first opened, was one of the "A&P Supermarket" arch roof styles. By 1975, this location was renovated into a "Centennial/Colonial" style.

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Post by weo » 22 Jul 2008 13:58

Rt 22 & Rt 138
http://www.apfreshonline.com/pages_myAp.asp

As you see, once you click on the link above, it has the weathervane in tact. A beautiful A&P centennial store that still operates as one.

Goldens Bridge , NY 10526
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Phone: 914.232.9137

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Post by weo » 22 Jul 2008 14:36

Here's another one, click on the link below:

http://www.apfreshonline.com/pages_myAp.asp

My A&P

Your Current Store is:


132 Bedford Rd
Katonah , NY 10536
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Phone: 914.232.9712

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Post by weo » 22 Jul 2008 14:42

Yet another one, in NY. This one is modified
A modified one
A modified one
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Post by weo » 22 Jul 2008 14:45

One more, this one modified/updated as well
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Post by MikeRa » 22 Jul 2008 21:45

weo wrote:Yet another one, in NY. This one is modified
1aA&Pmodified centenialstoreLittlesilverNJ.jpg
This is the modified A&P Food Market store in Little Silver, NJ, not NY

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