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by Groceteria
03 Aug 2019 23:35
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: The "Kohl Bros." chain name mystery (Milwaukee, WI)
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: The "Kohl Bros." chain name mystery (Milwaukee, WI)

David, could you please double-check your notes to confirm whether Kohl's was listed in the 1930 and 1935 Milwaukee directories as "Kohl Bros.," "Kohl Maxwell," or something else entirely? I'm dying to get to the bottom of this. 1930.jpg 630 East Lincoln Avenue (96 in 1930 before renumbering) was l...
by Groceteria
21 Jul 2019 13:13
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Wyandotte, Lincoln Park and other Downriver burbs chain history
Replies: 10
Views: 771

Re: Wyandotte, Lincoln Park and other Downriver burbs chain history

Welcome aboard and thanks! This is great stuff. Just FYI, I will be in Detroit next month doing research on the city proper as well, so all this material together will make a great new Detroit section. Do you mind if I add yours to the main site (with attribution, of course?)
by Groceteria
16 Jul 2019 21:25
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Mount Clemens (and other Macomb County burbs) chain grocery/supermarket history
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: Mount Clemens (and other Macomb County burbs) chain grocery/supermarket history

Added to the site. I have not mapped this one because I plan to do a big Detroit update after my visit next month and will be doing one area-wide map.

Thanks!

https://www.groceteria.com/place/us-michigan/detroit/
by Groceteria
16 Jul 2019 20:56
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Sears/Safeway rumor from 2006
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Sears/Safeway rumor from 2006

Can you even imagine... Sears may have an eye on Safeway Source: Contra Costa Times Date: 11/9/2006 By Blanca Torres Rumors are circulating among investors that Pleasanton-based Safeway Inc. may be a takeover target for Sears Holdings Corp., the parent of the Sears and Kmart department store chains....
by Groceteria
12 Jul 2019 08:46
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: NEW: Kansas City MO, 1925-1992
Replies: 11
Views: 530

Re: NEW: Kansas City MO, 1925-1992

Safeway had both Food Barn and Liquor Barn branded stores in operation at the time of the KKR buyout. In both cases they were usually small Safeway stores converted to a no-frills grocery or liquor format. Liquor Barn was ahead of it's time and similar to BevMo!. In fact several of the Liquor Barn ...
by Groceteria
11 Jul 2019 20:27
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: NEW: Kansas City MO, 1925-1992
Replies: 11
Views: 530

Re: NEW: Kansas City MO, 1925-1992

Interesting. I'm working on Wichita right now by request to help a colleague who's writing a book. It will be interesting to see how things played out a bit west of Kansas City.

I'll probably backtrack and do Kansas City, Kansas when I finish Wichita.
by Groceteria
10 Jul 2019 13:26
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: NEW: Kansas City MO, 1925-1992
Replies: 11
Views: 530

Re: NEW: Kansas City MO, 1925-1992

I feel pretty comfortable that the Grand Union stores in KC were a separate, local chain. It's entirely possible they were connected to the New York chain, but this seems like an odd location for them to choose since they had largely no presence whatsoever in between. A&P most likely entered the mar...
by Groceteria
08 Jul 2019 16:51
Forum: History: Canada
Topic: St. Thomas, ON chain grocery/supermarket history, 1925-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: St. Thomas, ON chain grocery/supermarket history, 1925-2019

BillyGr wrote:
08 Jul 2019 16:04
Looks similar to A&P's Futurestore design.
The Loblaws prototype has less glass and a much bigger footprint, but yeah, there are some similarities.
by Groceteria
07 Jul 2019 12:00
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: NEW: St Louis, 1933-1975
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Re: NEW: St Louis, 1933-1975

St Louis is now updated to include the missing listings from 1966 and 1970:

https://www.groceteria.com/place/us-missouri/st-louis/
by Groceteria
04 Jul 2019 20:30
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Brainerd, MN supermarket history
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: Brainerd, MN supermarket history

Woodchippers are common too, I presume…