My New Favorite Kroger Prototype


Today’s feature: two amazing former Kroger stores in central North Carolina, the former here in Winston-Salem, and the latter in nearby Burlington. Both are extremely well-preserved examples of this particular prototype from the early 1950s. This is becoming one of my favorite old store designs, and may be one of my most sought-after over the next few years, now that I’m no longer living in the land of the Marina Safeway.

As an interesting side note, I’m told the Burlington store below is the one where black widow murderer Blanche Taylor Moore (portrayed by Elizabeth Montgomery in a 1993 TV movie) was employed along with one of her victims.


One thought on “My New Favorite Kroger Prototype

  1. Stephen Cumming

    June 20, 2020 at 12:15am

    Kroger built some stores like this in Wichita, KS in the mid 1950’s. Those stores were later closed and sold to Dillon’s when Kroger pulled out of Kansas. It interesting to note that some 30+ years later, Kroger would re-enter the Kansas market through their merger with Dillons.

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