Seattle Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1925-1986

This is a list of all known chain grocery addresses in Seattle from 1925 to 1986, compiled from city directories, newspapers, 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.


  • Missing data for Tradewell (1957), A&P (1965)
  • Piggly Wiggly Seattle and MacMarr merged in 1929 and then were merged into Safeway/Pay’n Takit in 1933.
  • Lucky Stores entered the area with the purchase of Big Bear stores in the late 1950s and then grew with the acquisition of Foodland in 1963. Lucky Stores operated under the Big Bear, Lucky Foodland, and Lucky Stores banners (sometimes simultaneously) and were listed several different ways (e.g. Lucky Markets, Lucky Food Market). Lucky left the Seattle area in approximately 1984.
  • See offiste links below for more.

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Store tags:

  • A&P
  • Albertsons
  • Big Bear
  • Food Giant
  • Foodland
  • IGA
  • Lucky Stores
  • MacMarr
  • Mayfair Markets
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • QFC
  • Safeway/Pay’n Takit
  • Thriftway
  • Tradewell

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