Salt Lake City Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1920-1979

This is a list of all known chain grocery addresses in Salt Lake City (and an incomplete list of suburban stores) between 1920 and 1979, 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. You may view the list in the frame below or open it in a new window, which will give you more viewing options and the ability to download it or add it to your own Google Drive.

Some notes:

  • The addressing convention reflects the current system for addresses in Salt Lake City and pre-1973 addresses on the north and west sides have been updated to the current street numbers as of the 1973 adjustment.
  • The tab for suburban stores is not a complete listing due to inconsistent availability of city directories online.
  • Safeway-owned Piggly Wiggly seems to have purchased the Standard chain in 1929, resulting in several addresses being listed under both names.
  • In 1979, a fifty-year-old O.P. Skaggs store (that was built as a Skaggs-Safeway) at 422 N 300 W was still operating under the Skaggs name.  I’m not sure when it finally closed.
  • Safeway would exit Salt Lake City in 1987, selling its stores to Detroit-based Borman’s, then-operator of Farmer Jack stores.

Store tags:

  • Albertsons
  • Crystal Palace Market
  • Grand Central Market
  • Hoskisson
  • O.P. Skaggs System
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Safeway
  • Sewell United
  • Skaggs Cash Stores
  • Smith’s Food King