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by Andrew T.
13 Oct 2019 18:42
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Thunder Bay, ON chain grocery/supermarket history, 1975-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: Thunder Bay, ON chain grocery/supermarket history, 1975-2019

Greatly expanded and improved CSV, now covering Fort William and Port Arthur back to 1929: Thunder Bay, ON chain grocery/supermarket history, 1929-2019 . I may still be able to expand this even further, so I haven't "flown in" the updates to Groceteria yet. Not much in the way of pre-Marina Safeway ...
by Andrew T.
12 Oct 2019 18:51
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Thunder Bay, ON chain grocery/supermarket history, 1975-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: Thunder Bay, ON chain grocery/supermarket history, 1975-2019

FYI, I now live in Thunder Bay. I plan to expand the location spreadsheet shortly (and hopefully find more Safeway artifacts in the process!) Although Thunder Bay per se didn't exist until 1970, Port Arthur and Fort William were always combined into a single city directory. This was published as "Tw...
by Andrew T.
26 Sep 2019 22:03
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: NEW: South Bend and Mishawaka IN, 1925-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: NEW: South Bend and Mishawaka IN, 1925-2015

4526 W Western Ave is worth a look-see! An 1980s Kroger greenhouse store still in operation with original exterior signage, replacing a 1950s store on the same site. There's a very early Kroger greenhouse (curved walls, no pillars) at 909 North Bendix Drive. This exterior is also still intact, even ...
by Andrew T.
26 Sep 2019 20:17
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Mystery store: ~195 Trunk Rd, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Replies: 1
Views: 2658

Re: Mystery store: ~195 Trunk Rd, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

--Update-- I had a chance this month to double-check the Sault Ste. Marie city directories. No address on Trunk Road between 191 and 197 was listed in either 1990, 1980, or 1970. 197 Trunk Road has always been a supermarket; though never a big chain: It was Gouchie's IGA Foodliner in 1970, Gouchie's...
by Andrew T.
24 Sep 2019 21:18
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Barrie and Orillia, ON chain grocery/supermarket history, 1927-present
Replies: 3
Views: 379

Barrie and Orillia, ON chain grocery/supermarket history, 1927-present

I was briefly in Barrie this week. You probably know what that means: Another city to add to the site! Two cities, in fact: Barrie, ON chain grocery/supermarket history, 1927-98 (plus 2019). Orillia, ON chain grocery/supermarket history, 1927-52, 1994-98, plus 2019. The inconsistency of coverage is ...
by Andrew T.
24 Sep 2019 20:46
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Stores in Sudbury, ON?
Replies: 5
Views: 2843

Re: Stores in Sudbury, ON?

Fortunately, Sudbury's wholesale renumberings don't seem to have affected anything other than Elm and Durham Streets...and they didn't even effect the whole streets, only the lower blocks. I now have the table straightened out to the best of my ability. So it's good to go! Sudbury chain grocery/supe...
by Andrew T.
20 Sep 2019 15:51
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: NEW: Charlottetown PE, 1937-2000
Replies: 4
Views: 4669

Re: NEW: Charlottetown PE, 1937-2000

Pretty sure it was a Sobeys in all but name by the end. It's the only Kmart Foods store I know of in Canada either. Evidently, they did exist. When I researched Chatham, Ontario this year, I discovered old directory listings for Kmart Food and an aerial photo with the sign visible! This particular ...
by Andrew T.
20 Sep 2019 15:44
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: NEW: Halifax NS, 1925-2000
Replies: 6
Views: 4183

Re: NEW: Halifax NS, 1925-2000

Welcome, the506! And thanks for the scoop on Halifax.
by Andrew T.
19 Sep 2019 01:09
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Late '50s Dominions with identical architecture
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: Late '50s Dominions with identical architecture

I'm always happy whenever I can put a concrete date on a store...or a date on an entire store design, as the case is in this thread. So, here's the grand opening ad for the very store that led me down this wormhole: 1154 Hamilton Road in London, Ontario! It opened on August 15, 1957.
by Andrew T.
18 Sep 2019 22:40
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Stores in London, Ontario
Replies: 30
Views: 13792

Re: Stores in London, Ontario

The latest news from the annals of London supermarket research... Remember Superior, the voluntary grocery chain whose affiliates ruled London from the 1940s to the 1960s? Just a couple posts upthread, I said... By the late 1960s Superior was in free-fall, and a decade later there was only a single ...
by Andrew T.
18 Sep 2019 22:21
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Sioux Falls, SD chain grocery/supermarket locations
Replies: 3
Views: 3263

Re: Sioux Falls, SD chain grocery/supermarket locations

Wow, another city filled in and finished off! A bit interesting to see how Getten's debranded their Red Owl stores in the 1970s...then they went out of business! Makes me wonder how much their (lack of) brand equity had to do with that. The Hy-Vees at 4001 W 41st St, 4001 S Louise Av, and 4101 S Lou...
by Andrew T.
15 Sep 2019 19:03
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Thunder Bay, ON chain grocery/supermarket history, 1975-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: Thunder Bay, ON chain grocery/supermarket history, 1975-2019

How does Thunder Bay fare for historical stores and artifacts? Not badly at all. * There is a Safeway Marina in Thunder Bay that's still open for business as a Safeway! The store in question is at 70 Court Street North , and it's been false-fronted and drop-ceilinged (blech). But at least it still e...
by Andrew T.
15 Sep 2019 18:29
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Thunder Bay, ON chain grocery/supermarket history, 1975-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Thunder Bay, ON chain grocery/supermarket history, 1975-2019

Here's a city I'd been yearning to do: Thunder Bay, ON chain grocery/supermarket history, 1975-2019 Why a 1975 cutoff? That's because Thunder Bay didn't come into existence until 1970! It was named and formed from the amalgamation of Fort William, Port Arthur, and two adjacent townships. It is by fa...
by Andrew T.
13 Sep 2019 12:17
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: Stores in Sudbury, ON?
Replies: 5
Views: 2843

Re: Stores in Sudbury, ON?

Progress! Sudbury city directories from 1931 to 1937 have been digitized online . Not only does this give me a chronological range of information I didn't have before (the earliest Sudbury directory in the Toronto library collection is from 1940), but this gives me access to the reverse lookup secti...