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by sbtinme
04 Sep 2011 18:31
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: A&P in New Hampshire
Replies: 9
Views: 3925

Re: A&P in New Hampshire

If you're interested in the truly oddball A&Ps that stayed open way past their prime in Northern New England, then you must investigate the outrageously ancient and crappy A&P that was open into the mid 1990s in Greenville ME. I point blank asked the manager of that store why they kept his store ope...
by sbtinme
04 Sep 2011 18:28
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: A&P in New Hampshire
Replies: 9
Views: 3925

Re: A&P in New Hampshire

I don't think there was a store in Franklin until 1997. The Franklin store was in a very old downtown building; it closed when the new store in Tilton (just a mile down the road) opened in the 70s. I believe Tilton remained open until the late nineties. I was working as a manager for Kraft Foods at...
by sbtinme
03 Sep 2011 13:05
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: A&P in New Hampshire
Replies: 9
Views: 3925

Re: A&P in New Hampshire

inside of Peterborough store after it closed

http://www.flickr.com/photos/reinvented/3092782532
by sbtinme
03 Sep 2011 08:52
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: A&P in New Hampshire
Replies: 9
Views: 3925

Re: A&P in New Hampshire

Well, the Peterborough store was the last to close -- it stayed open WAY longer than it should have, but only because the town fathers refused to allow any new development. That kept all competition out. Do a simple google search on A&P Peterborough and you'll probably come up with some data points....
by sbtinme
09 Aug 2010 09:09
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Acme in New York
Replies: 32
Views: 16759

Re: Acme in New York

There was an Acme store located in Grand Central Plaza in Horseheads, NY. It was an older store with a barrel roof. As I remember, it was not at all busy. The Acme was open in the early 80s, when I lived in Elmira. I left Elmira in 1984 and the store was still operating. This one closed, I think, s...
by sbtinme
25 Jun 2010 21:55
Forum: History: USA Southeast
Topic: Safeway in NC
Replies: 28
Views: 15584

Re: Safeway in NC

Safeway had four stores in NC: The Outer Banks, Rocky Mount, Roanoke Rapids, and Goldsboro (if memory serves). Even the most casual observer can't help but note that is a cobbling together of unlikely small cities. I well remember the Safeway Richmond District and I shopped in several of their stor...
by sbtinme
12 Jan 2010 10:55
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Acme in New York
Replies: 32
Views: 16759

Re: Acme in New York

Acme was still in NY during the 80's. I was working for Kraft Foods in Central PA and in this area of NY state as late as 1994 and these ACME stores were all open then. Off the top of my head, I can remember Pen Yan, Hornell, Bath, and Watkins Glen.... all in NY state. All of them, at that point, w...
by sbtinme
19 Oct 2009 19:13
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Acme in New York
Replies: 32
Views: 16759

Re: Acme in Virginia

Hi, Just how do you define the lower tier of New York State ? I didn't refer to it as the lower tier of NY state. I referred to it as the Southern Tier of NY State. This area has forever been known as the Southern Tier of NY. So much so, that the SOUTHERN TIER EXPRESSWAY is the very name of the sta...
by sbtinme
19 Oct 2009 13:00
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Acme in New York
Replies: 32
Views: 16759

Re: Acme in Virginia

And a link to a very old photo of the Acme in Wellsboro PA. (This is very close to the NY state line in north central PA -- and, honestly, in the middle of NO WHERE!!)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rsher/3879901210/
by sbtinme
19 Oct 2009 12:57
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Acme in New York
Replies: 32
Views: 16759

Re: Acme in Virginia

I found a link to a recent photo of the former Acme in Bath NY. (Looks like it converted for a short time to a P&C and was shuttered shortly thereafter.)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9433667@N02/889861715
by sbtinme
19 Oct 2009 08:11
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Acme in New York
Replies: 32
Views: 16759

Re: Acme in Virginia

Acme had stores in New York state, at least in western/central NY, but closed them all in 1979. Actually, not quite so. Acme absolutely had stores along the Southern Tier of NY State through at least the mid 1990s. I was working for Kraft Foods back then and handled Acme stores in: Cornell, Bath, a...
by sbtinme
14 Dec 2008 22:24
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Ithaca/Upstate New York former A&Ps
Replies: 6
Views: 4075

Re: Ithaca (Lansing) New York former A&P

In the late 1990s, I visited the A&P stores in Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, and Plattsburgh often with my job. The Sarancac and Tupper Lake stores felt very 1972ish to me, while the Plattsburgh store felt more like 1958! The Plattsburgh store was oddly dark and felt ancient. The strip plaza it was in ...
by sbtinme
09 Aug 2008 16:24
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: A VA/WV-area Acme Markets chain?
Replies: 34
Views: 23140

Re: A VA/WV-area Acme Markets chain?

State of West Virginia: Berkley and jefferson Counties Well, now things are beginning to make a little more sense. These two easternmost counties in WV are, effectively, a part of the greater DC market. With stores apparently in the Northern VA and Central MD areas at one time (anyone know when?), ...
by sbtinme
09 Aug 2008 10:32
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: A VA/WV-area Acme Markets chain?
Replies: 34
Views: 23140

Re: A VA/WV-area Acme Markets chain?

I'm not trying to interject any animosity into these wonderful historical boards. I am trying to ensure that what I post here is fully accurate . One of the most frustrating things about web bulletin boards is that "information" gets tossed out as declarative fact and that can really lead to even mo...
by sbtinme
08 Aug 2008 08:59
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: A VA/WV-area Acme Markets chain?
Replies: 34
Views: 23140

Re: Acme Markets Of West Va

Acme Markets of Philadelphia had stores in West Va and in Va until the early 1980!s as part of its Baltimore Division. There may well have been PHL Acme stores in Delmarva, at some point. However, it sounds as if the claim above is stating that ACME was also in Appalachia and WV! I have tremendous ...