Colorado Springs Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1925-2021

This is a list of all known chain grocery addresses in Colorado Springs between 1925 and 2021, 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:

  • From 1925 to 1940, the ownership of Piggly Wiggly stores is very confusing. In 1925, they were under the ownership of Piggly Wiggly Grimes. In 1930, these same stores were listed as “Continental” but I suspect they still operated as Piggly Wiggly. In 1935, the listing for Safeway read “operators of Piggly Wiggly stores” though one had actually opened as a Safeway. In 1940, the Piggly Wiggly stores (many in the same locations as 1935). were owned by Arapahoe, which had apparently closed all its other stores; Safeway had a whole new set of stores under its own name.
  • By 2021, all the local Albertsons stores had been rebranded as Safeway several years after the two chains merged.
  • In the early 1970s, National briefly rebranded at least some of its Miller’s stores under the Del Farm name as they did in Denver.

Store tags:

  • Albertsons
  • Arapahoe
  • Cub Foods
  • Furr’s
  • King Soopers
  • Miller’s/National
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Red Owl
  • Safeway
  • Sprouts
  • Trader Joes
  • Whole Foods

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