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by wnetmacman
24 May 2018 20:27
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: 400 W. Rollins Rd., Round Lake Beach, IL
Replies: 2
Views: 947

Re: 400 W. Rollins Rd., Round Lake Beach, IL

Based on the road sign, I would say Eagle. Their logo was that shape.
by wnetmacman
20 May 2018 22:39
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Loblaws' bewildering branding history
Replies: 9
Views: 1490

Re: Loblaws' bewildering branding history

Three names existed in Louisiana: Canal Villere, That Stanley, and The Real Superstore.
by wnetmacman
12 May 2018 15:53
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: When Did K-Mart First Come to Portland, OR?
Replies: 3
Views: 4722

Re: When Did K-Mart First Come to Portland, OR?

What about the Kmart at 122nd & Sandy (#4288)? Not sure what year it opened, but it is an older store... This store opened on 3/25/71. This is a very tough question: when did K-Mart first come to Portland, OR? The locations: *13750 S.E. Johnson Rd., Milwaukie, OR (opened c. 1968-70) *2315 S.E. 82nd...
by wnetmacman
08 Apr 2018 23:48
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Big Chain, Shreveport LA
Replies: 9
Views: 9872

Re: Big Chain, Shreveport LA

I'm thinking about subscribing to Newspapers.com again, and ran across this, in the Shreveport Times, September 28, 1961:
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So they were indeed a division of Kroger.
by wnetmacman
18 Dec 2017 17:59
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Was "Kids' Kounty" a predecessor to Child World/Children's Palace?
Replies: 1
Views: 1044

Re: Was "Kids' Kounty" a predecessor to Child World/Children's Palace?

I don't think so for two reasons: Child World/Children's Palace stores used different sized arches (one large, flanked by two smaller ones) in most locations, and they made up the bulk of the store's facade. Additionally, the article mentions ownership by Lachman Rose, who was still operating them i...
by wnetmacman
12 Nov 2017 21:15
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: A&P "Centennial" Stores Still Housing Supermar
Replies: 48
Views: 23849

Re: A&P "Centennial" Stores Still Housing Supermar

Zatarain's may have started as local to that area, but I've seen those in stores here in NY State so they have apparently spread out quite a bit. That is indeed correct. Zatarain's has spread out fairly well, but you'll see a lot more here than in New York state. Probably much more common in NJ due...
by wnetmacman
11 Nov 2017 23:26
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Big Chain, Shreveport LA
Replies: 9
Views: 9872

Re:

Also in Shreveport is Uptown Center on Line, whose pylon is shown here: Brookshire has been in this center for over 35 years, having recently expanded their store over half of the center. Brookshire claims to be the original tenant here, which would substantiate my claim that they were the death of...
by wnetmacman
11 Nov 2017 00:53
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: A&P "Centennial" Stores Still Housing Supermar
Replies: 48
Views: 23849

Re: A&P "Centennial" Stores Still Housing Supermar

What was bad about the location? I believe you, but do you mean "bad" in terms of crime or just not a good location for a supermarket? Personally I'm kind of astounded that the former A&P (now Rouses) in the French Quarter has survived as a grocery store for all these decades. A&P had its own chain...
by wnetmacman
11 Nov 2017 00:23
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Safeway in Shreveport
Replies: 2
Views: 1126

Re: Safeway in Shreveport

Here's a Safeway commercial from the early-mid 80's that I'm assuming was aired nationally (but perhaps not in Hawaii, for obvious reasons) but was uploaded to YouTube after being recorded onto a home VHS tape from a TV channel in Shreveport: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P6EVq6wdIbU I doubt it was...
by wnetmacman
10 Nov 2017 23:36
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: A&P "Centennial" Stores Still Housing Supermar
Replies: 48
Views: 23849

Re: A&P "Centennial" Stores Still Housing Supermar

What kind of local stuff is this you speak of? I didn't realize their prices were high but that explains a lot. But unless Albertsons having high prices is really the only reason, I don't get why A&P was accepted by New Orleanians (A&P operated in the area for at least 75 years, and I'm assuming th...
by wnetmacman
10 Nov 2017 22:20
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Kroger Family Centers
Replies: 68
Views: 29494

Re: Kroger Family Centers

What do you mean by "original" here? Also do you know what the criteria was that was used to decide which TG&Y stores were closed in 1986 and which ones were spared? Original, as in pre-1986, before McCrory truly assimilated the chain. Some TG&Y stores were open until McCrory folded in 2001, but th...
by wnetmacman
10 Nov 2017 22:17
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: A&P "Centennial" Stores Still Housing Supermar
Replies: 48
Views: 23849

Re: A&P "Centennial" Stores Still Housing Supermar

I don't believe there were any in New Orleans proper, but there were centennials in Lafayette, Morgan City and New Iberia for sure, and the New Iberia store still houses a supermarket. Albertsons didn't work in New Orleans because they couldn't customize enough to satisfy the locals. Plain and simpl...
by wnetmacman
09 Nov 2017 23:48
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Big Chain, Shreveport LA
Replies: 9
Views: 9872

Re: Big Chain, Shreveport LA

I'm just having a really good time with this stuff. Now I've dredged a story about the rise and fall of Big Chain.
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by wnetmacman
09 Nov 2017 23:37
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Safeway in Shreveport
Replies: 2
Views: 1126

Safeway in Shreveport

In my research, I've found that though Safeway had a long, storied history in Louisiana (from Minden east), they did not enter Shreveport until 1972. Even better, the first store didn't spend much time as a Safeway. That first store, at Jewella and Greenwood Road, was in a perfect site, with Weingar...
by wnetmacman
09 Nov 2017 23:16
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: W T Grant
Replies: 65
Views: 41314

Re: W T Grant

I know this is an older thread, but here's the Shreveport store I mentioned waaaaaaay back on this one:. sportgrant.jpg This store opened on April 13, 1972. It was eventually renamed Grant City, and the center also featured Eckerd Drugs (which stayed the longest) and one of Shreveport's first Safewa...