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by TenPoundHammer
03 Apr 2019 00:14
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Grand Rapids, Michigan chain grocery/supermarket locations
Replies: 13
Views: 6452

Re: Grand Rapids, Michigan chain grocery/supermarket locations

Groceteria, Andrew T: Thanks for doing these! If you'd like to cover later years too for just about anywhere in MI, I'd be willing to help.
by TenPoundHammer
08 Sep 2017 20:26
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: South Shore Mall, Aberdeen, WA history
Replies: 5
Views: 6504

Re: South Shore Mall, Aberdeen, WA history

Blah, I keep getting Troutman's and Gottschalks mixed up for some reason.

Anyway, Wishkah Mall in Aberdeen was where the Troutman's was. It's a Ross now, and the only part of the mall that survived.
by TenPoundHammer
06 Sep 2017 19:54
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: South Shore Mall, Aberdeen, WA history
Replies: 5
Views: 6504

Re: South Shore Mall, Aberdeen, WA history

I am still curious though where Emporium operated. Troutman's Emporium was based out of Eugene, Oregon. They operated primarily in WA, OR, and ID, but also had two strip mall stores in NV (Elko and Winnemucca), plus one in Chico, CA. The Chico store was just called "Troutman's" because of the exist...
by TenPoundHammer
30 Aug 2017 22:44
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: South Shore Mall, Aberdeen, WA history
Replies: 5
Views: 6504

Re: South Shore Mall, Aberdeen, WA history

The big gaping hole was indeed a Kmart that closed in 2003. There was a second mall in Aberdeen called Wishkah Mall, which was anchored by Lamont's, Ernst, and Top Foods. That mall was torn down in 2000 except for the Lamont's (by then a Gottschalks, now a Ross) and Top Foods (which stayed until 201...
by TenPoundHammer
30 Aug 2017 22:38
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Spartan chains in Michigan (Glen's, D&W, Family Fare, etc.)
Replies: 0
Views: 5718

Spartan chains in Michigan (Glen's, D&W, Family Fare, etc.)

Okay, so here's my attempt to untangle the mess that is the Spartan D&W The first D&W was a former IGA in Grandville, and is now the site of a bar. D&W seems to be SpartanNash's "upscale" brand, but it's slowly being whittled away. One of the remaining D&Ws is a mall anchor at Breton Village in Gran...
by TenPoundHammer
30 Aug 2017 17:50
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Northern Michigan A&P's
Replies: 3
Views: 7513

Re: Northern Michigan A&P's

Sharing some more thoughts on A&P. For some reason, A&P never used the Farmer Jack name north of Bay City. Hampton Square Mall had an A&P attached to it that probably closed around 1992. It was "replaced" with a Farmer Jack several miles away, across from Bay City Mall. That store closed in the earl...
by TenPoundHammer
30 Aug 2017 17:35
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: 2 Supermarkets In One Shopping Center
Replies: 67
Views: 76193

Re: 2 Supermarkets In One Shopping Center

When Eastland Mall (now Courtland Center) in Flint, MI opened, its front entry had a Kroger on one side and A&P on the other. Both stores were gone by the late 70s or so. The Kroger became a Duff's Smorgasbord (now Old Country Buffet), and the A&P was later a Jo-Ann Fabrics for a long time, and is n...
by TenPoundHammer
30 Aug 2017 17:21
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Grocery spottings in and on the way to Michigan
Replies: 8
Views: 6280

Re: Grocery spottings in and on the way to Michigan

According to the current tenant's website : "In 2002, Playmakers moved down the street to our present location at 2299 W. Grand River Ave., the site of the former Schmidt’s grocery store. The sign with the shopping cart lady on it is left over from the days when Schmidt’s was located here." So, the...
by TenPoundHammer
30 Aug 2017 17:14
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: List of Detroit-area A&P stores from 1983
Replies: 10
Views: 8212

Re: List of Detroit-area A&P stores from 1983

8483 (or 6483?) W. Grand River, Brighton, MI I can't place this one. The Grand River address numbers seem to jump from the 700s to the 8700s as the road passes over South Ore Creek. This store was in the Brighton Mall. I believe Farmer Jack razed and rebuilt it in the 1990s when the shopping center...
by TenPoundHammer
30 Aug 2017 16:37
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Chatham supermarkets in Michigan?
Replies: 12
Views: 9659

Re: Chatham supermarkets in Michigan?

"PharMor" (no dashes or anything) seems to be a Detroit-based pharmacy chain with a few locations. I don't even think the "real" Phar-Mor operated there. The "real" Phar-Mor actually had a couple Detroit locations planned. I found an article once stating that they were going to open in Oak Park, We...
by TenPoundHammer
05 Oct 2013 04:56
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Mervyns
Replies: 94
Views: 55717

Re: Mervyns

Most of the Michigan stores looked like that. I think the only one that didn't was Courtland Center in Flint, because it was converted from a local store called The Fair. I think the Michigan stores all opened around 1987-90.
by TenPoundHammer
04 Oct 2013 22:35
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Dairy Queen Through the Years
Replies: 15
Views: 12304

Re: Dairy Queen Through the Years

Here's a breakdown of some of the ones near me: Oscoda: Walkup stand that I believe opened in 1953. It closes in the winter. East Tawas: Former barn DQ that expanded to have indoor seating. It serves food and used to have the "Brazier" signs until recently. Despite its serving food, it closes in the...
by TenPoundHammer
14 May 2013 18:53
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Taco Time - Inside and Outside Clackamas Town Center?
Replies: 3
Views: 5523

Re: Taco Time - Inside and Outside Clackamas Town Center?

Oh, there's a lot of this: Fashion Square in Saginaw got a Taco Bell in the late 80s, duplicating a Taco Bell just down Bay Road. In 1993, the mall got its food court, including a new Taco Bell and a McDonald's, which was also across the street. Taco Bell also moved the Bay Road store to Tittabawass...
by TenPoundHammer
14 May 2013 18:04
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target '90s neon
Replies: 15
Views: 11754

Re: Target '90s neon

I was in the Target on Miller Rd. in Flint just last week, and it still had the red-yellow-blue-green neon and overhead "arrow" signs. According to a listing, it opened in 1988. Last I checked, Saginaw still did, too. I'm surprised at this, since the one at Bay City Mall was one of the first in Mich...
by TenPoundHammer
11 Dec 2012 05:50
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Britt's Department Store
Replies: 18
Views: 15408

Re: Britt's Department Store

Seems Findlay Village Mall in Findlay, OH had one. It became a Kmart until the mall was highly renovated in the early-mid 90s. Kmart moved to the other end of the mall and closed in the early 2000s. The former Britt's area was torn down for a new wing anchored by Elder-Beerman, and the newer Kmart i...