Salt Lake City Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1920-1979

This is a list of all known chain grocery addresses in Salt Lake City between 1920 and 1979, 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.

Some notes:

  • The addressing convention reflects the current system for addresses in Salt Lake City and pre-1973 addresses on the north and west sides have been updated to the current street numbers as of the 1973 adjustment.
  • The tab for suburban stores is not a complete listing due to inconsistent availability of city directories online.
  • Safeway-owned Piggly Wiggly seems to have purchased the Standard chain in 1929, resulting in several addresses being listed under both names.
  • In 1979, a fifty-year-old O.P. Skaggs store (that was built as a Skaggs-Safeway) at 422 N 300 W was still operating under the Skaggs name.  I’m not sure when it finally closed.
  • Safeway would exit Salt Lake City in 1987, selling its stores to Detroit-based Borman’s, then-operator of Farmer Jack stores.

Store tags:

  • Albertsons
  • Crystal Palace Market
  • Grand Central Market
  • Hoskisson
  • O.P. Skaggs System
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Safeway
  • Sewell United
  • Skaggs Cash Stores
  • Smith’s Food King

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