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by maynesG
16 Apr 2019 13:50
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: New location list: Newark NJ, 1925-1957
Replies: 4
Views: 4555

Re: New location list: Newark NJ, 1925-1957

Hi, there was a Safeway on Springfield Avenue in Newark ,a few blocks from Irvington that became a Finast .It was sacked during the riots and Finast reopened it. Its twin existed on Broadway in Bayone, that was replaced by a store that was the sister to Tappan and Ossining. Both Newark and the origi...
by maynesG
10 Dec 2013 17:27
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Big M
Replies: 3
Views: 4462

Re: Big M

Hi , I checked their web site and they are still around in upstate NY and in Pennsylvania. In small towns. They seem to have at least two former Great American locations. Their Ad seems to be very competitive. I do not know who supplies them.
by maynesG
30 Sep 2013 21:11
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Could these two stores actually be the same one?
Replies: 3
Views: 5157

Re: Could these two stores actually be the same one?

Hi, Acme doing Ok in the 80!s The number one chain in Market SAhare Sales and Profitability for the decad.e.. Yes they closed relecs that could not fit in with the Bears and the Newarks that they were bulding. I remember being in thjat Super Fresh when it opened. A Nice tore but did not due the volu...
by maynesG
25 Oct 2012 18:27
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Food fair store in Passaic , New Jersey
Replies: 1
Views: 4347

Re: Food fair store in Passaic , New Jersey

Hi, I believe the store ewas located on Route 21, North Bound Lane. I have asked a good friend that has lived in the area for years and had called on stores in the area, said the same thing. I am sorry I and he simp0ly do not remember any thing about cross streets, but the store did have the Classic...
by maynesG
10 Sep 2012 14:27
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Former 1960 Acme
Replies: 0
Views: 4469

Former 1960 Acme

Hi the former 1960 abandoned Acme on Maryland Avenue in Wilmington has been refurbised by CVS. They gave the building a new front, shelled the sales floor. But left enough trhat you can still recognize it as a former Acme.
by maynesG
10 Sep 2012 14:22
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Havre DeGrace former Acme to become SavA Lot
Replies: 6
Views: 6693

Re: Havre DeGrace former Acme to become SavA Lot

Hi, SAV A Lot was worried enough to move the entrance to the side lot. So that people would not get hit by carsjust tring to get into the place.
by maynesG
15 Aug 2012 21:40
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Havre DeGrace former Acme to become SavA Lot
Replies: 6
Views: 6693

Re: Havre DeGrace former Acme to become SavA Lot

Yes it is a strange plot of land that it is on and the store was built to fit it. It is actualyu not much larger then the unit it replaced downtown and now divided ionto several store fronts. It does have the advantage of being on route 40 and the thougth at the time was that it would pick up traffi...
by maynesG
14 Aug 2012 17:45
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Havre DeGrace former Acme to become SavA Lot
Replies: 6
Views: 6693

Re: Havre DeGrace former Acme to become SavA Lot

Hi Yes It does it is at the end of the Business district and rigth on the water
by maynesG
12 Aug 2012 18:40
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: The Chestertown Acme A Frame is to be renovated
Replies: 9
Views: 8024

Re: The Chestertown Acme A Frame is to be renovated

Hi , Pike Creek lost that front many years ago has the Castle Look like Elkton has. I don! think that they plan to change the out side. The out side of Chestertown is to be changed and the A Frame lost. You are correct about the others.
by maynesG
10 Aug 2012 18:29
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: The Chestertown Acme A Frame is to be renovated
Replies: 9
Views: 8024

Re: The Chestertown Acme A Frame is to be renovated

Hi, Yes you are correct. I was there for that one. The company kept us open knocked down part of the Meat room toar out the original seafood and deli . placed us in a tent for several months and we never lost and hours business. Pike Creek and Hockessin are being remodeled as we speek. New Deli and ...
by maynesG
01 Aug 2012 19:09
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: The Chestertown Acme A Frame is to be renovated
Replies: 9
Views: 8024

The Chestertown Acme A Frame is to be renovated

The Chestertown Acme A Frame is to be renovated and expanded into four store fronts in its srip center. It will more then likely loose its A frame features that suived two other expansions/ If on the Maryland Eastern Shore the next month or so. You migth want to stop by.
by maynesG
14 Jul 2012 12:45
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Mels Foodtown
Replies: 1
Views: 2663

Re: Mels Foodtown

Hi, Foodtown was a major player in the ny Metro Area in the 70!,80!s and into the 90!s. They were the retail arm of Twin County grocers and were a co_op, like Wakefirm is and FranKFord Quaker was. On the Island the largest Foodtown owner was Mel!s Foodtowns, they bwere sold to Finast/Edwards. Mel wa...
by maynesG
12 Jun 2012 22:08
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Mayfair Supermarket,Red Bank,NJ & NYC old Safeway questions
Replies: 3
Views: 4221

Re: Mayfair Supermarket,Red Bank,NJ & NYC old Safeway questi

Hi, A few things, The Mayfair in Red Bank is not the Foodtown yhat is now in the town The Red Bank Foodtown is A Finast/Safeway that was purchased by Food Circus along Atlantic Highlands and one other shore store that Finast had only built two years before. Tis was a year earlier then the Mayfair de...
by maynesG
01 Jun 2012 18:04
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: History of Safeway in King George, VA
Replies: 6
Views: 7150

Re: History of Safeway in King George, VA

Hi, It is funny how people in the grocery business get around. I worked with a non foods manager that worked in that Safeway. 15 Years latter she could not get over that they closed that store. ( We both were department heads with Acme on the Eastern Shore) The store did a million dollars per week i...
by maynesG
29 Apr 2012 10:22
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Acme (yes the Philadelphia chain) in Martinsburg, WV
Replies: 1
Views: 3588

Re: Acme (yes the Philadelphia chain) in Martinsburg, WV

Hi, Yes Acme had stores in West VA as part of the Baltimore,then Whipany NJ Division of Acme. To my knowledge Thriftway out of Oaks never had a store in West Va.