Grocers in "real" malls - not strip malls

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Re: Grocers in "real" malls - not strip malls

Post by bm10k » 21 Mar 2009 11:55

According To the Google News Archives Of The Deseret News In Salt Lake City, Albertsons Had A Store In
The Cottonwood Mall In The mid 60's

Also I recall hearing that when Northtown Mall in Spokane opened in the 50's there was an Albertsons there
and it was there till the mid 80's

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Re: Grocers in "real" malls - not strip malls

Post by sevenheart » 08 Apr 2009 18:29

The Burlington Mall (Burlington, MA) originally opened in the late 1960s with a Stop & Shop. It eventually disappeared and the space was filled, but never by another grocery store.

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Re: Grocers in "real" malls - not strip malls

Post by sevenheart » 08 Apr 2009 18:53

Also in the suburban Boston area: The Billerica Mall (Billerica, MA) and the Middlesex Mall (Woburn, MA) both opened in the late 1970s (approx.) with attached DeMoulas/Market Basket stores with exterior entrances. Both still exist.

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Re: Grocers in "real" malls - not strip malls

Post by sevenheart » 08 Apr 2009 19:08

Correction to the last entry: it's the Woburn Mall in Woburn, MA.

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Re: Grocers in "real" malls - not strip malls

Post by Groceteria » 06 Sep 2009 14:39

I've moved the off-topic Edwards/Finast discussion to a separate thread here:

http://www.groceteria.com/board/viewtop ... =16&t=2777

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Re: Grocers in "real" malls - not strip malls

Post by Gunter Caddington » 08 Sep 2009 19:54

Topanga Plaza in Canoga Park, CA (now known as Westfield Topanga) opened in 1964 as a fully enclosed mall and included a market on the east side, just south of the May Company that anchored the north end of the mall. An aisle running east to west (with entrances to the eastern and western parking lots) separated the May Company from the market.

I don't remember what market was there--according to the "Mall Hall of Fame" site, it was a Food Fair. I don't recall if there was a separate market entrance to the eastern (Owensmouth Ave) parking lot, in addition to the mall entrance.

Whatever the market was, it was later subdivided into two stores, with various tenants over the years--including a sporting goods store, and some sort of "novelty/collectibles" store--possibly Akron? I bought a 2 foot high plastic RCA Victor Nipper Dog there! At one point, Trader Joe's occupied one of the spaces, kind of bringing things full circle.

I'm assuming that the whole structure was demolished around 2005 when the mall was expanded to the east, adding the Target Store and the Owensmouth parking garage.

Meanwhile, on the west side of that aisle next to May Company was a Thrifty Drug Store. For some reason, we always parked in the western (Topanga Canyon Blvd) parking lot, and entered the mall passing through Thrifty. Why we never used the "official" mall entrance just north of the Thrifty escapes me!

As Topanga Plaza became more upscale, the Thrifty and adjoining stores (including a Chuck Burger on the Square) were eventually built out into the courtyard that was to the south of May Company and became a higher-end store, probably an Orbach's.

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Re: Grocery Stores in Malls

Post by GreatAmericanBagBoy » 17 Sep 2009 11:45

paysh wrote:There was a Great American supermarket in the Arnot Mall in Horseheads, NY during the mid 70's. The mall was, at the time, pretty small with an Iszard's Department Store (a local store) and a JC Penney, along with a handfull (maybe 25) of other smaller stores. It was small, but a real mall.

When Arnot Realty did a major expansion of the mall (late 70's?) the Great American disappeared.
There was also a Great American as one of the anchor stores in the Southside Mall in Oneonta, NY.

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Re: Grocers in "real" malls - not strip malls

Post by mobycat » 17 Sep 2009 15:52

Not sure if it was mentioned previously in the thread...

Richmond, Indiana. Richmond Square Mall had a Kroger on one end. It's main entrance was outside, but they had a small hallway (basically, enough for a cart) to the mall interior.

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Re: Grocers in "real" malls - not strip malls

Post by Jared » 27 Sep 2009 17:00

In the NE, pathmark still operates quite a number of locations inside *old* malls. These stores are fairly old, some of them 30, 40 years old. However, most have been expanded.

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Re: Grocers in "real" malls - not strip malls

Post by BillyGr » 27 Sep 2009 20:19

Jared wrote:In the NE, pathmark still operates quite a number of locations inside *old* malls. These stores are fairly old, some of them 30, 40 years old. However, most have been expanded.
This reminded me of something - there is one Pathmark on Route 35 in Woodbridge Township - Colonia area (for those who might know the area).

This plaza is basically a Kmart with a Pathmark (maybe one other store between, not sure) BUT to get into the Pathmark, you have to walk down an enclosed hallway which has 5 or so small stores (a $ store, nail place, food place etc.) that can be accessed only from that hallway before you get to the Pathmark.

So not really (much of) a mall, but very similar set-up and an unusual set-up for a grocery store.

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Re: Grocers in "real" malls - not strip malls

Post by TenPoundHammer » 04 Oct 2009 23:40

mobycat wrote:Not sure if it was mentioned previously in the thread...

Richmond, Indiana. Richmond Square Mall had a Kroger on one end. It's main entrance was outside, but they had a small hallway (basically, enough for a cart) to the mall interior.
Was this by any chance where the OfficeMax is now?

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Post by kbraker510 » 07 Oct 2009 23:51

long time ago findlay mall had a kroger at one end, but it was an open air mall, it went from kmart to a tj maxx
and the miracle mile store in toledo i think is at the end of a mall

TenPoundHammer wrote:Illinois
* Brickyard Mall, Chicago - Mall torn down. One of the original anchors was Jewel Foods. Jewel/Osco (now Jewel/CVS) has a new store on the site of the old mall.
* Washington Square Mall, Homewood - Had Dominick's Supermarket. Mall torn down. New development features Jewel Foods.
* Hillcrest Shopping Center, Joliet - Open air mall that featured Jewel Foods among its anchors. Is now a plain ol' strip anchored by Food 4 Less.
* Times Square Mall, Mount Vernon - Previously anchored by County Fresh Market, which is now Goody's.
* Harlem-Irving Plaza, Norridge - 1950s era strip, enclosed in 1979. Had Kroger at one point.
* Park Forest Mall, Park Forest - Open air mall that had Jewel Foods. Closed 1995, now a downtown district.
* Fairhills Mall, Springfield - Enclosed strip anchored by Jewel/CVS (former Jewel/Osco).
* Brementowne Mall, Tinley Park - Mall appears to still be open. Previously featured Dominick's.
* Sunnycrest Mall, Urbana - Previously had IGA.
* North Park Mall, Villa Park - previously anchored by Dominick's.

Indiana
* Parkwest Center, Fort Wayne - Very small enclosed mall. Previously anchored by Scott's Super Valu.
* Eastgate Consumer Mall, Indianapolis - Previously anchored by Standard Grocery, which later became Kittles Rooms Express. Mall torn down.
* Lafayette Square, Indianapolis - Had a Kroger at one point, which was torn down for LS Ayres (now Macy's) wing.
* Maple Lane Mall (now LaPorte Town Square), LaPorte - Anchored by Al's Market, Kmart, and Stage (originally something else). Al's and Kmart have survived the demalling.
* Calumet Square, Munster - Former outdoor mall, was anchored by Kroger and Wards. Former Kroger is now a dollar store.

Minnesota (keep in mind I've never been to Minnesota)
* Skyline Mall, Albert Lea - One of the mall's original anchors was JCPenney, which closed in 1994 and became Rainbow Foods. Rainbow Foods has since closed.
* Valley West Shopping Center, Bloomington - Enclosed strip mall anchored by Cub Foods and Marshalls.
* Champlin Plaza Mall, Champlin - Small mall anchored by Snyder Drug and Rainbow Foods; demalled in 2000. Snyder Drug lives on in a new location, and Rainbow Foods is now a school.
* Southdale Mall, Edina - Old directories indicate that this mall had a Buttrey Food & Drug at one point.
* Faribo West Mall, Faribault - Previously had a Hy-Vee, which I believe is now a closed-up Family Dollar.
* Westridge Mall, Fergus Falls - had Red Owl as an anchor. Most of mall torn down.
* Mesabi Mall, Hibbing - Small mall with Super One Supermarket and L&M Farm Supply (former Pamida).
* Terrace Mall, Robbinsdale - Was a small mall anchored by Montgomery Ward and Rainbow Foods. Demalled in 1995.
* Har Mar Mall, Roseville - Cub Foods is one of the anchors. Previous to Cub Foods' opening in the 1980s, this mall featured two other supermarkets: Hove's and National Food Store.
* Apache Plaza, St. Anthony Village - Mall torn down in 2004. Once had Red Owl Supermarket.
* Knollwood Mall, St. Louis Park - Currently features Cub Foods as an anchor, although Cub Foods' wing has been demalled for a TJ Maxx & More. Previous to Cub Foods opening (in a former Wards), the mall featured a Red Owl.
* Shoreview (Village) Mall, Shoreview - Anchored by Fresh & Natural Foods, a former Jubilee Foods.
* Winona Mall, Winona - Very tiny mall anchored by Midtown Foods (former Montgomery Ward).

Ohio
* Athens Mall, Athens - Anchored by Kroger, which has survived the demalling.
* Tanglewood Square, Chagrin Falls - Anchored by Giant Eagle.
* Swifton Commons (now Jordan Crossing), Cincinnati - featured Kroger and Liberal Supermarket. Mall is now offices.
* Tri County Mall, Cincinnati - Previously anchored by Kroger, which is now mall space
* Shoregate, Cleveland - Former enclosed strip. Featured Fisher Foods, Foodtown (later A&P, then Stop & Shop, now Giant Eagle), AND Pick & Pay.
* Kingsdale Mall, Columbus - Anchored by Macy's (nee Lazarus) and Giant Eagle.
* Forest Park Plaza, Dayton - Has been disenclosed. Former anchors included Schear's Food Center.
* American Mall, Lima - Had a grocery store, most likely Kroger.
* Surrey Square, Norwood - Anchored by Kroger (former Thriftway).
* Worthington Square, Worthington - Open-air mall, formerly enclosed, anchored by (surprise!) Kroger.

Whew. I think I'll stop.

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Re: Grocers in "real" malls - not strip malls

Post by bm10k » 05 Nov 2009 01:11

I did a Little Research At the Downtown Seattle
Library today and found out that in Kennewick (Tri-Cities, WA)
Columbia Center Mall Had A Safeway in the 60's

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Re: Grocers in "real" malls - not strip malls

Post by MikeRa » 08 Nov 2009 14:36

Groceteria wrote:Cherry Hill in New Jersey apparently sported a Food Fair as of about 1962:

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You are correct. The Food Fair was one of 3 main anchors at Cherry Hill Mall, the other tow being S&C and Bamberger's.

The Food Fair/Pantry Pride store was torned down in the 1980's and replaced by a JC Penney.

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Re: Supermarkets in Malls

Post by Ephrata1966 » 22 Sep 2010 20:08

rich wrote:Supermarkets quit being located in malls around the mid-60s.
I know this post is years old!

How do you explain that one? Malls were brand new at that time!

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