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by umtrr-author
08 Dec 2014 10:10
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: From NJ.com - Photos of groceries/supermarkets
Replies: 1
Views: 2753

From NJ.com - Photos of groceries/supermarkets

Just passing along this link: http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2014/12/vintage_photos_of_supermarkets_in_nj.html#incart_river Forty-nine photos ranging from the 1960s back of grocery stores and supermarkets in New Jersey. The veterans among us may have seen many of these already but I hadn't. Looks ...
by umtrr-author
25 Sep 2014 07:32
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: 1960's era Giant in Alexandria,VA to close -only 16,000sq ft
Replies: 3
Views: 3920

Re: 1960's era Giant in Alexandria,VA to close -only 16,000s

Thanks for the photos. Interesting that they did take the time to cover the old logo on the storefront with the latest version of the Giant trademark.
by umtrr-author
25 Aug 2014 11:12
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Anyone in DC/MD/VA area remember S. Klein's?
Replies: 6
Views: 6506

Re: Anyone in DC/MD/VA area remember S. Klein's?

I did... and I see the (now former) sign in Newark, New Jersey.

Wikipedia notes that "On The Square" refers to "Square Deals" not necessarily the store's location (i.e. the anchor store in Union Square in New York, you're right about that, Rich).
by umtrr-author
25 Aug 2014 11:00
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Heir to Leaf Brands acquires abandoned Macy's legacy marques
Replies: 4
Views: 6733

Re: Heir to Leaf Brands acquires abandoned Macy's legacy mar

Fascinating story. In addition to the 21 "fallen flag" department store names mentioned above, I also thought of Sibley's, which was based here in the Rochester (NY) area and was taken over by Kaufmann's before Kaufmann's was in turn swallowed into Macy's. Somewhat off topic: There is a Lewis Hine p...
by umtrr-author
18 Aug 2013 15:49
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Dairy Queen Through the Years
Replies: 15
Views: 9265

Re: Dairy Queen Through the Years

Boy, it's been a while since I posted on this topic. In August 2012, the Rochester NY area welcomed back DQ after a ten-year or so absence when the last one (a DQ/Orange Julius combo in the ill-fated Irondequoit Mall) closed down. The new location is a Grill and Chill on Jefferson Road in Henrietta,...
by umtrr-author
28 Dec 2012 10:15
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Anyone remember/know about Bells Supermarket or Super Duper?
Replies: 13
Views: 16668

Re: Anyone remember/know about Bells Supermarket or Super Du

Thanks for that link! There are several Star Markets locations in the Rochester area mentioned in the comments even though the main topic is the Albany-area stores. It is noted that the Rochester and Albany locations weren't related.
by umtrr-author
20 Dec 2012 11:57
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Anyone remember/know about Bells Supermarket or Super Duper?
Replies: 13
Views: 16668

Re: Anyone remember/know about Bells Supermarket or Super Du

When I lived very close to the Lake Ontario shoreline, the closest supermarket to me was a Bells which was across the Genesee River in Irondequoit. It's now an IGA, possibly without a change in ownership but I'm not sure about that. I shopped there semi-regularly. There was also a Bells in the large...
by umtrr-author
22 Jul 2012 17:00
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Grand Union
Replies: 71
Views: 47739

Re: Grand Union

Interesting... the store in AuSable Forks, New York was a definitely a Grand Union last time I was there, which was years ago. I believe it then flipped to a Tops for a while. Then, when Tops' parent Royal Ahold had, er, issues and Tops was sold off, the store went back to being a Grand Union. And n...
by umtrr-author
06 Mar 2012 12:46
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: A & P book author on the radio
Replies: 2
Views: 2731

Re: A & P book author on the radio

I just finished this book. A great read and an interesting study of both the company and the grocery business in general. Quite a number of personal takeaways, not the least of which was how their headquarters was once just a few blocks from where I first lived, in Jersey City. That building is stil...
by umtrr-author
21 Feb 2012 10:31
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at
Replies: 34
Views: 25619

Re: Defunct grocery chains you personally shopped at

New Jersey: at least Super Saver and Two Guys, probably could add Grand Union.

New York: P&C, Edwards (assuming it's completely gone; the Rochester area experiment is over)

San Jose, California: PW, Cosentinos
by umtrr-author
16 Sep 2011 14:32
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Supermarket Sweep TV Show from 1967
Replies: 2
Views: 3431

Supermarket Sweep TV Show from 1967

I hope this is the right place to mention this; if not, please feel free to move it... I have a "crossover" from the Internet Discussion Group "Game Show Forum" to which I also belong. (Yes, I have rather eclectic interests.) The original 1967 incarnation of the television game show "Supermarket Swe...
by umtrr-author
30 Jul 2011 15:46
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Sears Hardware, dead chain?
Replies: 8
Views: 4681

Re: Sears Hardware, dead chain?

In what may be a related development, a small Sears has opened in a local "strip shopping center" (in which the "anchor" store is a Tops Supermarket). It's in a former Blockbuster Video location, so you can get a sense of the rather modest size. I have not actually been in there yet, but from the ou...
by umtrr-author
07 Jun 2011 22:10
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: JCPenney mall locations
Replies: 16
Views: 9954

Re: JCPenney mall locations

This is subject to faulty memory, but I believe that the smallish JCPenney store in Menlo Park Mall in New Jersey (described as "dry goods only" on the Wikipedia page) was "off to the side" of the main alignment of the mall. I think that the anchors at each end were Montgomery Ward and Bambergers.
by umtrr-author
18 Apr 2011 11:12
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Acme 72nd Birthday Sale Ad - February 1963
Replies: 0
Views: 2057

Acme 72nd Birthday Sale Ad - February 1963

While researching something else, I happened across the archive of a weekly newspaper that was once published near where I once lived in Central New Jersey. http://archive.woodbridgelibrary.org/Archive/CarteretPress/1963/1963-02-07/pg_0004.pdf At the bottom right of this scanned page is an Acme Supe...
by umtrr-author
11 Apr 2011 17:18
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Dairy Queen Through the Years
Replies: 15
Views: 9265

Re: Dairy Queen Through the Years

My first taste of DQ would have been coming back from Palisades Amusement Park which straddled the border of Fort Lee and Cliffside Park, New Jersey. I was very young when this occurred so I doubt that I will be exact on the location, but I think it was on Palisade Avenue in either the very upper re...