Sherwood_Park_Safeway,_1961

So…a busy holiday weekend. Armed with material from this amazing resource, I have added location spreadsheets for Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary, and Edmonton. Photos and other material to come.

My apologies for not having appeared on the front page much lately. I have, however, been doing some pretty major upgrades behind the scenes, all of which will result in lots of new content soon. And I’ve been posting pretty regularly on Twitter, if you’re interested. the past couple of years have been really hectic, with numerous personal and professional issues, but I finally have time to get back to work. I hope you all still care!

Photo Credit:
Sherwood Park Safeway, 1961” by Jerry “Woody” from Edmonton, Canada – SHERWOOD PARK SAFEWAY FIRST SUPERMARKET NOV. 24, 1961 Uploaded by xnatedawgx. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Commons.

Harris Teeter, Centrai Avenue, Charlotte NC. Grand opening.

Some updates to the Charlotte section, including a new location spreadsheet via Google Sheets and updates to the history pages to reflect some corrections and updates to the original article.

Also in the works;

  • I’m building a Nashville location list and page.
  • I’m working on a new photo platform, which is why I have not uploaded new photos in a while.
  • Once again, for updates as I travel and other random tidbits, be sure to follow @GroceteriaWeb on Twitter.

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Groceteria is on a road trip through southern Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Washington DC. And I’m live tweeting pictures from the road as I run across interesting stores. Follow me on Twitter if you want to see them pretty much as I do. Or wait for the full photo library to be posted a little while after I get home.

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More precisely, happy birthday to Groceteria.com, which was born fifteen years ago today as a post on another site. It was part of some of the earliest research that eventually became Groceteria.com. The post noted that this storefront on Irving Street in San Francisco was originally one of the earlier Safeway stores in the city and also mentioned that there had been Piggly Wiggly stores in San Francisco. Further, it suggested that there would be more to come on this subject.

Back in 1999, there was very little information online about the history of supermarkets in the US and Canada. To say that interest has grown would be an understatement. I like to think this site had some part in all that. Things have been a little less active here the past few years due to work pressures and a lot of family issues for me, but I’ve been working on things a lot more lately, adding features and content, and I hope there will be ever more new stuff in the coming months.

Thanks for stopping by.

Quick update just to let you know that I’m in the process of adding Google Street View links to all the address spreadsheets. This is an automated process so not all of them are going to work perfectly, but it should still be a nice addition to the site.

I hope to finish up this weekend. You can see a few completed lists here, here, and here.