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by Groceteria
18 Jun 2019 19:50
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Texas Updates
Replies: 8
Views: 802

Re: Texas Updates

The only question I have is about the two Food Lion locations in Abilene. Were they there so short that there's hardly any to no record of them other than the physical stores? I know that Food Lion's Texas expansion was by most accounts a very short-lived fiasco. I do locations at five-year interva...
by Groceteria
18 Jun 2019 19:47
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Major chains as Piggly Wiggly franchisees
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Major chains as Piggly Wiggly franchisees

Going back to the 1930s, I know that Safeway owned the Piggly Wiggly stores in much of the West Coast (as well as Hawaii and much of Canada) and the Kroger owned them in much of the Midwest. I've theorized that the big chains used these as a way to learn how to do self-service without necessarily do...
by Groceteria
17 Jun 2019 22:01
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: NEW: Spokane WA, 1925-1960
Replies: 16
Views: 4632

Re: NEW: Spokane WA, 1925-1960

klkla wrote:
17 Jun 2019 19:46
That makes sense,
I could've made it more clear. The newer city directories are much less accurate and complete than the older ones. The data starts being increasingly suspect after about 1995.
by Groceteria
17 Jun 2019 10:53
Forum: History: USA Northwest/Rockies/Alaska
Topic: NEW: Spokane WA, 1925-1960
Replies: 16
Views: 4632

Re: NEW: Spokane WA, 1925-1960

For 1304 N Liberty Lake Rd you put Albertsons? for 2010 and Safeway? for 2015. This photo definitely indicates the store was converted to a Safeway The question marks were there because the location was not listed in the 2010 and 2015 city directories, so it was clear that it HAD been converted, bu...
by Groceteria
17 Jun 2019 10:49
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Texas Updates
Replies: 8
Views: 802

Re: Texas Updates

I'm not feeling Safeway on this one. It looks too big and there was also a Safeway across the street at 10740 Preston Road from the late 1960s on. I'm thinking it may have been a discount department store, which would make sense with the Tom Thumb originally being in the smaller adjacent space.
by Groceteria
14 Jun 2019 21:15
Forum: History: USA Southwest and Hawaii (Excluding California)
Topic: Texas Updates
Replies: 8
Views: 802

Texas Updates

Dallas now extends to 1986 rather than 1979:
https://www.groceteria.com/place/texas/dallas/

Abilene now extends to 2015 rather than 1963:
https://www.groceteria.com/place/texas/abilene/

Fort Worth and Houston will be coming soon.
by Groceteria
05 Jun 2019 22:52
Forum: Announcements, FAQs, Etc.
Topic: Glitch. Fixed.
Replies: 0
Views: 487

Glitch. Fixed.

If you tried to log in between about 10:30 and now, you may have run into a problem while I was working on something. Everything should be OK now.
by Groceteria
05 Jun 2019 10:04
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: What is the oldest Safeway in operation?
Replies: 15
Views: 10767

Re: What is the oldest Safeway in operation?

There's also a pylon-era store at 3550 Fruitvale in Oakland that might be as old or older than Market Street, but I don't have an opening date for it. The store has been expanded, but the original box is still there:

https://goo.gl/maps/A8uCSb5G3xvBXEj38
by Groceteria
31 May 2019 19:53
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: NEW: Port Huron MI, 1933-1992
Replies: 1
Views: 197

NEW: Port Huron MI, 1933-1992

This one was quick and not all that exciting, but both sides of the Port Huron/Sarnia border crossing are now represented: https://www.groceteria.com/place/us-michigan/port-huron/ It is interesting that both current Krogers in Port Huron proper are slightly expanded superstores dating from the mid-1...
by Groceteria
31 May 2019 17:42
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: NEW: Lincoln, 1925-1960
Replies: 2
Views: 2880

Re: NEW: Lincoln, 1925-1960

Updated now to include 1965-2015. I'll also be adding Omaha before long.

https://www.groceteria.com/place/us-nebraska/lincoln/
by Groceteria
28 May 2019 18:00
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Ann Arbor, MI chain grocery/supermarket history
Replies: 16
Views: 10159

Re: Ann Arbor, MI chain grocery/supermarket history

Without further ado: Excellent stuff! I'll add these tonight. The Ypsilanti library didn't have a 1965 Ann Arbor directory available...which is too bad, since it would have captured several chains in transition. Allen County Public (in Fort Wayne) has it. I'll grab photos in August when I stop by o...
by Groceteria
27 May 2019 19:23
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: NEW: Muskegon MI, 1930-1997
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Re: NEW: Muskegon MI, 1930-1997

Yes, the Whitehall store is an odd one. I found it odd that Kroger had actually taken over one store from a local chain, which was not really their M.O. at the time. Unrelated: I've been reading the sad story of Muskegon Mall today. Essentially, Muskegon bulldozed most of its downtown commercial dis...
by Groceteria
27 May 2019 19:17
Forum: History: USA Midwest/Plains
Topic: Ann Arbor, MI chain grocery/supermarket history
Replies: 16
Views: 10159

Re: Ann Arbor, MI chain grocery/supermarket history

I'm back from a weekend trip to the Detroit metro. I visited the Ypsilanti District Library (which I highly recommend), and now have enough research on hand to complete the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti features through to the present day. Excellent. I'm planning a Detroit trip in August to dig into that...