Here are a few historic photos of Alaska grocery stores from digital archives:
Spenard (Anchorage) Piggly Wiggly interior, 1950's: http://vilda.alaska.edu/cdm/ref/collect ... g2/id/4459
Spenard Piggly Wiggly exterior, Feb. 9, 1957: http://vilda.alaska.edu/cdm/ref/collect ... g2/id/4518
Spenard Piggly Wiggly location today (same building?)(Google)
The Spenard Chamber of Commerce website claims at one time the Piggly Wiggly location was occupied by Safeway. I doubt it was, because Alaska's first Safeway opened at the Northern Lights Center 2 blocks away in 1960.
Downtown Anchorage Piggly Wiggly, 1947: http://vilda.alaska.edu/cdm/ref/collection/cdmg2/id/195
Carrs Quality Center, 13th & Gambell, Anchorage, 1969 (site labels it as the Kenai store. Store architecture, one way street & bldg in background strongly suggest it's the 13th & Gambell location in Anchorage): http://vilda.alaska.edu/cdm/ref/collect ... g2/id/7947
13th & Gambell Carrs store today
Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
1 post • Page 1 of 1