Rochester (New York) Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1925-2005

This is a list of all known chain grocery addresses in and around Rochester NY between 1925 and 2005, complied from city directories, telephone books, and other sources. It is generated through a live Google Spreadsheet so it reflects the latest information I have.

Access and download the location spreadsheet via Google Sheets.

Interesting notes:

  • Hart’s stores began opening supermarkets under the Star Super Markets name in 1940. The first was at 685 South Avenue (in a former A&P). The two chains operated simultaneously until the late 1960s.
  • Cities listed in the spreadsheet reflect the mailing address for Google Maps integration, so locations in Greece and Gates, for example, display as “Rochester.”
  • I have tried to use the directional conventions currently in use, which is difficult in Rochester, so “North Clinton Avenue” but “Winton Road North.”

Store tags:

  • A&P
  • Acme/Super Saver
  • Bells
  • Hart’s
  • IGA
  • Kroger
  • Loblaws/Century
  • Red & White
  • Star
  • Super Duper
  • Tops
  • Wegmans

Your email will not be published. Name and Email fields are required. Comments are moderated and may not appear immediately.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.