NEW; Anchorage, 1968 and 2018

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NEW; Anchorage, 1968 and 2018

Post by Groceteria » 22 Jan 2019 23:08

This is not a great list; there is pretty much NO data online for historical Anchorage addresses and all I could find was a 1968 white pages in the bowels of the Internet Archive on a site that no longer exists. I'll flesh this out the next time I happen to be in Seattle or Anchorage, which may be a while.

http://www.groceteria.com/place/us-alaska/anchorage/

I have a few other scattered addresses, but my policy is only to post entire years. Feel free to add any know locations to this thread, though.

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Re: NEW; Anchorage, 1968 and 2018

Post by hornblwr » 19 Mar 2019 02:16

131 N Bragaw is the current location of the Mountain View Red Apple Supermarket.
The 9th & Gambell and Bragaw Safeways closed when the Northway Mall (Penland Parkway) Safeway opened. The Penland Parkway location was renamed to Carrs after the merger.
The 9th & Gambell and West Northern Lights Safeways had Super S drug stores attached. These were later turned into Pay & Saves. Almost all of the shopping centers where Safeway was located in the Municipality of Anchorage and Wasilla also had Pay & Save as an anchor. I think the only exception was the short-lived Jewel Lake store.

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Re: NEW; Anchorage, 1968 and 2018

Post by Groceteria » 19 Mar 2019 09:12

Great info. Thanks.

Just FYI, I will be greatly expanding the Anchorage list within a month or two. I've found a source for Anchorage city directories much closer to home (since a trip to Alaska is sadly not in the budget this year).

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Re: NEW; Anchorage, 1968 and 2018

Post by Groceteria » 22 Apr 2019 20:12

Anchorage is now updated to reflect stores from 1963 to 2018.

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Re: NEW; Anchorage, 1968 and 2018

Post by explorersea » 19 May 2019 19:57

In 1994 these were the Alaska Safeway stores (pre Carrs acquisition)

Store 404 1400 West Northern Lights Boulevard, Anchorage
Store 405 3627 Airport Way, Fairbanks
Store 406 3801 Seward Highway, Anchorage
Store 408 5530 East Northern Lights Boulevard, Anchorage
Store 409 800 East Dimond Boulevard, Anchorage
Store 410 30 College Road, Fairbanks
Store 520 3101 Penland Parkway, Anchorage
Store 548 44428 Sterling Highway South, Soldontna
Store 559 1800 Parks Highway, Wasilla
Store 1090 2685 Mill Bay Road, Kodiak

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Re: NEW; Anchorage, 1968 and 2018

Post by Groceteria » 21 May 2019 21:30

explorersea wrote:
19 May 2019 19:57
In 1994 these were the Alaska Safeway stores (pre Carrs acquisition)
Excellent. Thanks!

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Re: NEW; Anchorage, 1968 and 2018

Post by hornblwr » 07 Jun 2019 03:42

The 8411 A Street location on your spreadsheet is the Carrs / Safeway warehouse.

Carrs will be returning to 600 E. Northern Lights later this year in part of the space formerly occupied by Sears. The former Carrs at the other end of Midtown Mall is now occupied by REI.

A couple of historic photos for you:

Piggly Wiggly in Downtown Anchorage in 1952: https://jimsobservations.files.wordpres ... 1_0019.jpg I believe this is 4th Avenue. Later Piggly Wiggly moved to a block between 5th and 6th Avenues which is now part of Town Square Park.

Piggly Wiggly and Bert's Drug at 2654 Spenard Road, 1957: http://spenard.biz/images/Piggly%20Wigg ... 201957.jpg This building is now Play It Again Sports.

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