Over a period of 78 years, from 1909 to 1987, a total of 42 A&P-owned stores opened (and closed) in Greensboro, North Carolina. Of those, 24 are still standing as of 2018. This article series will trace the history of all 42 locations and include photos from the 24 remaining buildings.

Northern and Orman Avenues, Pueblo, Colorado.

As far as I can tell, the top right structure was the original early-1950s “pylon” Safeway. Sometime around 1965-1966, the footprint was dramatically enlarged to create a Safeway/Super S combo. The “scalloped” roof (lower right) was added to the old Safeway to create the Super S drug store and a new Marina-style Safeway was built to the left. The whole shebang closed in the mid-1980s.

The latest updates:

There will probably be more, as this is a holiday weekend in the US and I have no life.

By the way, if you’re interested in contributing content, please see my methodology page. There’s even a handy spreadsheet template.

All the cool kids are doing it.

OK, only a couple of the cool kids are doing it. But that could change…

Two new additions for your viewing pleasure:

Photo above is a former Kroger on Mercer Street in Princeton WV.

I’m planning a weekend road trip later in May that may take me to either Columbus, Cincinnati, or Louisville. I might listen to requests or I might ignore them, depending on my mood.

I’ve been neglectful about posting these here as I complete them. Here are some recent additions that you would have known about sooner if you were following @GroceteriaWeb on Twitter. It’s been a busy few months and the map is filling out nicely!

Canada:

Alberta:

Manitoba:

Ontario:

Saskatchewan:

United States:

California:

Indiana

North Carolina:

Rhode Island

South Carolina:

West Virginia:

We interrupt the Canadian content for a whole lot of Rhode Island, since yer humble host will be visiting the area later this week. I will have very little (if any) time for sightseeing and photos but I should at least be able to spend some time in the library updating the location data.

Lots of fresh new Canadian content coming soon, including new and expanded location lists for various cities in Ontario; expansion of the ones for Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta; and new photos. Watch this space!

Until then, enjoy this photo of an A&P in Cambridge from 1996:

In case you don’t follow on Twitter (and you should), I thought I would backtrack and add archived posts from the road. I may change my mind and decide this is a stupid idea. Who knows?


Former Loblaws, Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo.

New and expanded location lists:

There’s also this nifty new map to show you the geographic reach of the site.

Look for Twitter updates as I head for Southern Ontario in just a few weeks.

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Big new additions: location lists for Schenectady and Troy NY, and also updated Niagara Falls and Albany lists (through 2005). Photos coming soon as are new sections for Buffalo, Rochester, and Erie PA.