Gary Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1911-1975

This is a list of all known chain grocery addresses in Gary between 1911 and 1975, compiled from city directories, telephone books, and other sources. It is generated through a live Google Spreadsheet so it reflects the latest information I have.

Access and download the location spreadsheet via Google Sheets.

Notes:

  • Gary is interesting in that it was established in 1906, so this list covers its chain stores more or less since the beginning.
  • Gary locations are hard to confirm as so much of the built environment of the city has been destroyed.
  • I am not certain if there was a connection between Consumers Sanitary Coffee & Butter Stores and Consumers Packing Co, both of which existed in 1930. As none of the latter’s stores had become Kroger-Consumers by 1935, I suspect there may not have been.
  • National seems to have had a spotty history in Gary, disappearing during World War II and then returning with an assortment of stores, many of which seem to have closed relatively quickly.

Store tags:

  • A&P
  • Consumers
  • Jewel
  • Kroger
  • National
  • Olson’s
  • Tittle & Sons
  • Wiseway