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by RobJC
19 Nov 2015 16:18
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Last weekend for Waldbaums
Replies: 0
Views: 4648

Last weekend for Waldbaums

This is it. Waldbaums is gone forever. Three or so stores left will close this weekend. Sad.
by RobJC
19 Nov 2015 16:13
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: New York area: Waldbaums (Safeway?)
Replies: 34
Views: 31822

Re: New York area: Waldbaums (Safeway?)

Late to the post:
The ShopRite wasn't on the Lefrak property. It was on Horace Harding on the next block east where a gas station is now. You'll get this: It was towards the bowling alley - away from Loehmann's. :)
by RobJC
11 Jan 2011 13:11
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Waldbaums, Queens NY (Corrected and added Photos)
Replies: 10
Views: 11124

Re: Waldbaums, Queens NY (Corrected and added Photos)

Wow, interesting post. I worked in that Waldbaums on 57th Ave. for a couple of years as a bookkeeper. I loved the Fred Flinstone facade. Of all the stores I was shuffled around to, those customers were the nicest I ever dealt with. I grew up on the other side of the expressway, surrounded by (5) Wal...
by RobJC
20 Aug 2009 14:21
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: New York area: Waldbaums (Safeway?)
Replies: 34
Views: 31822

Re: New York area: Waldbaums (Safeway?)

The ONLY noticeable difference was the produce area seemed slightly updated with the feel of a Whole Foods.. That's the new "Super Associated". They were created in response to the A&P/Waldbaum "Fresh" stores. There's one in Jersey City owned by Morton Williams, nice store, but expensive. No one be...
by RobJC
04 Aug 2009 23:28
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: New York area: Waldbaums (Safeway?)
Replies: 34
Views: 31822

Re: New York area: Waldbaums (Safeway?)

My guess is if it had a round roof, it could have been a Hills. Waldbaum's bought 10 of the stores (Hills) in 1978 according to wikepedia.
by RobJC
26 Jan 2009 22:56
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise
Replies: 177
Views: 79197

Re: Extinct Supermarket Merchandise

Gallon jugs of Pink Fabric Softener were just removed from Shop Rite's product line. A gallon of softener for $1.69. Gone..... and powdered laundry detergent in rectangle boxes.
by RobJC
21 Dec 2008 18:16
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Grocers in "real" malls - not strip malls
Replies: 79
Views: 63673

Re: Grocers in "real" malls - not strip malls

At Metro Mall in Middle Village, Queens, a Waldbaums was in a building alongside a Caldor in a shared indoor lobby. It was originally a Bohack and Robert Hall Village. It was a weird building. You parked on the roof and rode the escalator down to the stores with your cart that locked into the groove...
by RobJC
19 Aug 2008 23:31
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Waldbaums, Queens NY (Corrected and added Photos)
Replies: 10
Views: 11124

Re: Waldbaums, Queens NY (Corrected and added Photos)

Groceteria wrote:Having visited that store today, I'm pretty convinced it was a Penn Fruit, unless maybe Waldbaum's had a similar prototype. But several former PFs I've seen had a similar perpendicular orientation to the centers they were in.
It's confirmed by an expert (my 85year old Mom) it was a Penn Fruit.
by RobJC
10 Aug 2008 01:36
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Waldbaums, Queens NY (Corrected and added Photos)
Replies: 10
Views: 11124

Re: Waldbaums, Queens NY (Corrected and added Photos)(Hill's)

Hills' last store was in Douglaston, Queens. In my 1979-80 phone book it's listed, but the existing Waldbaums isn't. I know Waldbaums replaced Hills b/c I worked at that store briefly in '84. (yikes)
by RobJC
09 Aug 2008 21:26
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Waldbaums, Queens NY (Corrected and added Photos)
Replies: 10
Views: 11124

Re: Waldbaums, Queens NY (Corrected and added Photos)

It could have been a Hills, but according my 1979 Queens phonebook, it was a Waldbaums (at least at that time). I don't know prior to that.
by RobJC
04 Aug 2008 01:10
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Another Waldbaums in the new pics from the webman's trip
Replies: 1
Views: 2308

Another Waldbaums in the new pics from the webman's trip

The store in Fresh Meadows that's now a Korean grocer was a Waldbaums that closed in 1984. It became something else, then an Associated and is now the Korean store.

It's the store located at 196th St.
by RobJC
23 Oct 2007 10:10
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Former Grand Unions in, Queens, Weschester & Nassau NY
Replies: 7
Views: 7377

waldbaums

The store on Nothern & 86th closed in 1982. I remember when all the employees were switched to my store in Rego Park (99th St. & 63rd Rd. Store #41)...then I was moved to the store on Queens Blvd & Yellowstone (#90) from there I went to Lefrak City (#64). I recently bought a 1978 (yes....) Queens, N...
by RobJC
22 Oct 2007 23:27
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Former Finast locations in Queens & Westchester NY
Replies: 1
Views: 3842

Finast on Bell!

I shop there! I could never figure what Rite Aid used to be! Cool!

I'm loving this trip....
by RobJC
22 Oct 2007 23:22
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Former Grand Unions in, Queens, Weschester & Nassau NY
Replies: 7
Views: 7377

Excellent pics!

I did an old Waldbaums tour recently. Northern Blvd and 86th..you can see the old logo outline in the parking lot... The store in Forest Hills by 108th St. (91) is exactly as Waldbaums was when it closed inside...the office and the registers are from 10 years ago+...

Our own brand of a great vaca!
by RobJC
06 Apr 2007 22:08
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Vintage Photos and Info
Replies: 2
Views: 3948

Waldbaums

I have a flyer from 1978 with the logo and lot's of photos.....I'm a Waldbaums collector...get in touch!