Boston Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1925-1981

This is a list of all known chain grocery addresses in Boston between 1925 and 1981 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.

View and download a copy of this location spreadsheet via Google Sheets.


  • These listings only include locations within the city limits of Boston.
  • Boston has multiple streets with identical names that can be distinguished only by the neighborhoods where they’re located. I have included neighborhood names from the directories to facilitate Google Maps searches. This may not be foolproof, but it seems pretty accurate.

Store Tags:

  • A&P
  • Co-op
  • Economy Grocery/Stop & Shop
  • First National/Finast
  • Ginter
  • Gloria Chain Stores
  • John T. Connor
  • M. Winer/Elm Farm
  • National D
  • Purity/Supreme
  • Shaw’s/Star Market
  • Stella Chain Stores