Flint Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1925-1989

This is a list of all known chain grocery addresses in Flint between 1925 and 1989, 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:

  • The numbering system for streets outside the city limits of Flint over the past 70-80 years or so defies all logic, with its “G” prefixes and random dropping of directional indicators. I did a lot of map and directory research and I think I’m about as close as anyone could be on most of this.
  • That said, a good part of the built environment in Flint is no longer standing, which made it a little harder. A lot of old supermarket buildings have survived, though.
  • I’ll detail the progression from Kroger to Kessel and back to Kroger (with detours via Hamady Bros) at some later date, but not tonight.

Store tags:

  • A&P
  • Hamady Bros
  • IGA
  • Kessel
  • Kroger
  • Mansour’s