A&P Super Market Locations-San Diego Area-1959


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A&P Super Market Locations-San Diego Area-1959

Post by Jason B. » 09 Feb 2011 05:05

A&P Super Markets had an advertisement in the San Diego Union of November 12, 1959. It touted the "100th Birthday Celebration" of "The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company" and "1859 America’s Dependable Food Merchant 1959".

Four locations were listed in the San Diego area:
(1) 54th and El Cajon – San Diego;
(2) 5th and Nutmeg – San Diego;
(3) 7829 Girard - La Jolla;
(4) 844 Orange Ave. - Coronado

The main promotion in the ad was for “Super-Right” Quality Cornish Cross Frying Chickens. U.S.D.A. Grade “A” whole bodied, 2½ to 3 lbs., for 29 cents per lb. The price for "split, quartered or cut up" was 31 cents per lb.

Who knew that A&P had a mini-empire in the southwestern corner of the country in the mid-20th century? Does anyone know if any chain took over these four stores from A&P?

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Re: A&P Super Market Locations-San Diego Area-1959

Post by rich » 11 Feb 2011 00:40

A&P's prersence has been discussed in other threads. They were spread rather thinly across Southern California in contrast to the way they saturated many of their eastern markets.

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Re: A&P Super Market Locations-San Diego Area-1959

Post by submariner » 13 Feb 2011 08:28

Coronado... so that's what's next to the VONS store... I wonder if the A&P and Safeway were ever open at the same time? Store currently empty, don't know anything of the tenancy. Guessing it was a 40's style store by the size and architecture. (attached)

La Jolla: probably demolished, that side of the street looks 70's-80's to me.

5th & Nutmeg: either the Japanese restaurant or the empty lot. Definitely not the church, and the other location looks a tad too ornate for A&P.

54th and El Cajon: if it was on the street corner, it's long gone, otherwise there's an interesting barrel-roof store with a wedge-shaped pylon one parcel west of 54th on El Cajon Blvd. (attached)
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844 Orange, Coronado
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54th & El Cajon
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