Hartford East Suburbs Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1930-1977

This is a list of all known chain grocery addresses in Hartford’s eastern suburbs between 1930 and 1977 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.


  • I have found that the Google Maps links do not work well due to the street names that repeat in so many suburbs; even addresses that are correct and current sometimes display incorrectly. Main Street and Farmington Avenue are particularly problematic. I cannot fix this. I am sorry.
  • Two separate chains bearing the “Economy” name operated in Hartford; one became First National and the other became Stop & Shop.

Store tags:

  • A&P
  • First National/Finast
  • Grand Union
  • Mott’s
  • Shop-Rite
  • Stop & Shop

One thought on “Hartford East Suburbs Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1930-1977

  1. Jim Sawhill

    October 2, 2021 at 2:59pm

    Good listing so far! However, I’ll add to your list. 4 Main Street in East Hartford was Andy’s Supermarket, from 1971 to 2000, then Shaw and now it is a ShopRite! 1150 Burnside Avenue from 1968 to 1999 was Top Notch Supermarket. 307 Main Street after Popular went out, it became a Frank’s. Ellington Road East Hartford had a First National. Not sure of the address. The Food Mart on Main St East Hartford became Greenfield’s as of 1977.

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