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Post by Dave » 09 Jun 2006 19:06

How about an A&P into a television station? WBOY, Channel 12, Clarksburg, WV:

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Post by Groceteria » 09 Jun 2006 21:45

Dave wrote:How about an A&P into a television station? WBOY, Channel 12, Clarksburg, WV:
Y'know, I've seen another store converted into either a TV or radio station somewhere, and I can't remember the specifics now.

Of course, SF has an old Safeway at Turk and Fillmore that's been converted into a police station:

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Post by Daniel » 10 Jun 2006 00:41

I believe it was KBCI-TV in Boise that remodeled an old Buttrey store into studios and offices.

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Post by Dave » 10 Jun 2006 09:28

Groceteria wrote:...Of course, SF has an old Safeway at Turk and Fillmore that's been converted into a police station...
Hah! Small change! How about police HEADQUARTERS? Virginia Commonwealth University Police, 940 W. Grace Street; Pender's 1937-1941, Little Star 1942-1947, Colonial 1948-1960 (also Top Value Redemption Store to around 1970):
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Post by Edric Floyd » 10 Jun 2006 22:11

I don't have photos but an old Piggly Wiggly (Southern) in Jackson Georgia (40 mi south of Atlanta) was recently converted into tthe Butts County Georgia courthouse annex. And a Dollar General is in the former drug store adjacient to the old Supermarket.

The supermarket space is now where residents of this county can pay property taxes, car license plates and attend county commission meetings.

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Post by Super S » 11 Jun 2006 01:39

"I believe it was KBCI-TV in Boise that remodeled an old Buttrey store into studios and offices."

I already posted this on the first page of this thread.

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Post by jamcool » 12 Jun 2006 00:59

The former Safeway (50s rectangular style) in Coolidge, AZ is now the city hall. The bolts that held the lettering on the walls are still visible.

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Post by danielh_512 » 12 Jun 2006 01:04

Rode by that TV station before and had no idea that was A&P. The former centennial in Fairmont is a lot more obvious, as a slight expansion later it still operates as Fairmont's only Giant Eagle.

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Post by mgrmk » 07 Jul 2006 19:49

In Las Vegas there are 2 buildings that were Albertsons then Raley's that are now Big Lots that did not switch to Smith's when Kroger took over the Las Vegas Raley's locations a couple years back. Also, there is an early 80's looking Vons at Tropicana and Jones that was closed and became an antique mall which moved to a new location last year and now sits empty.

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Post by Dave » 08 Aug 2006 12:45

http://www.commercialappeal.com/mca/edu ... 92,00.html

Here's a story about a Memphis Schnuck's turned into an elementary school. Looks like they did a quickie remodel!

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Post by Edric Floyd » 08 Aug 2006 13:25

Dave wrote:http://www.commercialappeal.com/mca/edu ... 92,00.html

Here's a story about a Memphis Schnuck's turned into an elementary school. Looks like they did a quickie remodel!
I think that is a great idea. Making use of old abandoned retail space.

In Macon Georgia, they actually tore down a former K-Mart building and built a Vocational-Technical High School in its space. But converting empty buildings can be a very creative and cost-cutting move. Like the former bakery section in the Memphis story now used as the school cafeteria. (ready made kitchen). Good idea in saving some tax dollars.

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Post by Jeff » 08 Aug 2006 18:12

In Pomona (I think I mentioned this before) they remodeled a Giant / Ralphs market into an elementary school.

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Post by Groceteria » 08 Aug 2006 18:22

Edric Floyd wrote:In Macon Georgia, they actually tore down a former K-Mart building and built a Vocational-Technical High School in its space.
In Charlotte, there's a charter school using an old Kmart building.

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Post by dooneyt63 » 08 Aug 2006 20:43

There is a centennial A&P in Quincy, FL, that serves as a courthouse annex for Gadsden County.

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Schools in old groceries

Post by storeliker » 09 Aug 2006 01:48

There is an old A frame style store connected to a small fifties like mini mall in Tara Hills which is near the Hilltop Mall in Richmond Ca where they have turned not only the store but also the mini mall as a Christian Academy.
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