Columbus Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1930-2015

Under construction/updates in progress (September 2018)

This is a list of all known chain grocery addresses in Columbus between 1930 and 1975, 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.


  • Since the street numbering system generally crosses seamlessly from Columbus into the suburbs, I have not sorted the individual municipalities into separate groups.
  • City directories prior to 1930 do not list Kroger locations, so I have opted to start in 1930 since I prefer not to have incomplete years, particularly when the top chain is the missing one.

Store tags:

  • A&P
  • Albers/Big Star
  • Big Bear
  • Burkart’s
  • Cub Foods
  • Food World
  • Giant Eagle
  • IGA
  • Kroger
  • Meijer
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Red & White/Super Duper
  • United States Stores