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by krogerclerk
09 Oct 2012 10:05
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Kroger closing in Hannibal and Louisiana, MO
Replies: 3
Views: 2764

Re: Kroger closing in Hannibal and Louisiana, MO

I can't vouch for the interior of the Louisiana store, but aerial views show an unaltered superstore exterior and signage as of 2009, an online friend said it had been given the early 90's mauve and grid decor in place of the original superstore tudor decor. The Hannibal store has some elements of t...
by krogerclerk
08 Oct 2012 12:54
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Kroger closing in Hannibal and Louisiana, MO
Replies: 3
Views: 2764

Kroger closing in Hannibal and Louisiana, MO

Two Missouri stores that are remnants of the old Gateway Kroger division from St.Louis are closing soon. Hannibal appears to be an updated 1970's superstore with some of the "Ralphs" 2000's era decor elements. The Louisiana store is a well preserved 1970's superstore serving a very small town. Both ...
by krogerclerk
08 Oct 2012 10:46
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Kroger Family Centers
Replies: 68
Views: 33066

Re: Kroger Family Centers

The greenhouse appears to be an addition to the store. The first greenhouse Kroger stores opened in late 1979 and early 198 and the first generation of that design had support pylons that were level with the facade on each end of the greenhouse. The store seems a bit tall for a superstore design, so...
by krogerclerk
08 Oct 2012 10:37
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Mini-Marina - Hearne, TX
Replies: 22
Views: 7838

Re: Mini-Marina - Hearne, TX

I would suspect the expansion of Safeway to Houston was done via the Dallas division and some stores that were located closer to Houston than Dallas were transferred into the Houston division. I would guess Hearne was a 1960's outlying Dallas division store that became part of the Houston division i...
by krogerclerk
29 Apr 2012 15:51
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Food Fair in Atlanta?
Replies: 12
Views: 6036

Re: Food Fair in Atlanta?

Here's a piece regarding Chattanooga based Kirk's Supermarkets

http://chattanoogan.com/2010/1/22/16733 ... rkets.aspx
by krogerclerk
15 Feb 2012 16:49
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger "cube" signs still in use at former Krogers
Replies: 14
Views: 8753

Re: Kroger "cube" signs still in use at former Krogers

The Lanett, AL Kroger is a non-union Kroger surrounded by unionized Kroger locations in LaGrange, GA and Auburn and Opelika, AL. Kroger had previously closed its store in Lanett probably about 5 years earlier due to labor disputes and only returned as a non-union operation. At the same time non-unio...
by krogerclerk
14 Nov 2011 22:44
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Wrigley's supermarkets in Michigan
Replies: 15
Views: 24417

Re: Wrigley's supermarkets in Michigan

Bettendorf-Rapp in the St. Louis area was also and Allied banner. I believe Schnuck's acquired the Bettendorf-Rapp stores in 1970, at some point they operated as Schnucks-Bettendorf.
by krogerclerk
24 Jul 2011 12:49
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: 'Rounded' Store Design
Replies: 7
Views: 4741

Re: 'Rounded' Store Design

The Mall Boulevard Kroger Sav-on in Savannah has proven to be a very successful and long-lived store. I have seen the store with the greenhouse bauhaus interior graphics, the mauve grid graphics and the millenium decor. I haven't been down to Savannah in a few years, but I believe it has received ye...
by krogerclerk
18 Jul 2011 14:24
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Frankenstein Kroger store (St. Albans, WV)
Replies: 3
Views: 3854

Re: Frankenstein Kroger store (St. Albans, WV)

Judging from the Food & Pharmacy signage, the store has received its own pharmacy during one of its expansions/renovations. All traces of the superstore design have been removed from Kroger while the CVS soldiers on its thinly disguised superstore era SupeRx exterior. Personally I think the latest i...
by krogerclerk
18 Jul 2011 14:17
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Who Remembers "Barney's Cafe" (Kroger) & What's The History
Replies: 10
Views: 6615

Re: Who Remembers "Barney's Cafe" (Kroger) & What's The Hist

The early greenhouse stores didn't refer to the seating area as Barney's Cafe or Barney's New York Cafe, and those lacked an entrance/exit to "Barney's". The Barney's Cafe designation and entrance/exit doors came with the greenhouse version that was introduced in 1983, the design with usually 4 or m...
by krogerclerk
17 Jul 2011 16:09
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Who Remembers "Barney's Cafe" (Kroger) & What's The History
Replies: 10
Views: 6615

Re: Who Remembers "Barney's Cafe" (Kroger) & What's The Hist

The picture represents the typical greenhouse era Barney's Cafe of the 80's most of which disappeared by the early 90's usually not surviving the remodel to the 90's mauve/grid decor that replaced the original earthtone bauhaus decor. In many stores the space became a video department, in-store bank...
by krogerclerk
11 Jul 2011 23:26
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Food Fair in Atlanta?
Replies: 12
Views: 6036

Re: Food Fair in Atlanta?

The only Marietta-based chain I know of that was in Dalton was Dunaway Drugs, which was the drug store in Cobb Center Mall. Dunaway was acquired by Eckerd in the early 90's. No Dalton city directory shows Food Fair in that time period. Big Star/Colonial and Piggly Wiggly/Kroger were in downtown Dalt...
by krogerclerk
11 Jul 2011 10:09
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Food Fair in Atlanta?
Replies: 12
Views: 6036

Re: Food Fair in Atlanta?

Valdosta, Brunswick and Waycross has Pantry Pride locations until the early or mid-80's, these were fringe stores of the Florida division and closed roughly the same time as the North and Central Florida Pantry Prides. The Valdosta store was in a shopping center with Sears and Woolworths that is now...
by krogerclerk
28 Jun 2011 22:17
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: When/how did Kroger "conquer" the South?
Replies: 14
Views: 7465

Re: When/how did Kroger "conquer" the South?

The Atlanta and Columbus divisions are usually the most profitable Kroger KMA's(Kroger Marketing Areas), while Delta(Memphis) and Mid-Atlantic(Roanoke) are usually the poorest performers of Kroger bannered stores. Nashville division despite a near 50% share of the Nashville market was marginally pro...
by krogerclerk
08 May 2011 02:18
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at
Replies: 34
Views: 20925

Re: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at

Colonial/Big Star Seesel's(Memphis, TN) Red Food(now BiLo) White Stores (now Food City) Big Apple/Food Giant Pantry Pride Acme of SW Virginia Community Cash Kash-n-Karry The Family Mart(A&P) FutureStore(A&P) Jitney Jungle Delchamps M&M(now Kroger) Doscher's M&J Markets Consumer Warehouse(a Bruno's f...