Richmond Area

Richmond/Petersburg has been a major outpost for A&P, Colonial Stores, and Safeway over the years, with a few Food Fairs thrown in for good measure and a major local chain called Ukrops. I will be adding Richmond soon; I have a data set from a no-longer-extant site and I am trying to get permission to use it here. Otherwise I’ll do my own.

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  1. Joe

    April 23, 2020 at 1:37pm

    I found your site because I do a weekly post about etymology for my university. This week was “grocer.” I love grocery stores and linked back to your site. I worked at Food Fair / Pantry Pride in the late 70s / Early 80s. My dad was a produce wholesaler to many stores in Tidewater and, when he delivered produce in a truck, Richmond. If you need information on the Food Fairs in Richmond, let me know. I know the locations and fate of three of them.

  2. George Pickering

    June 15, 2020 at 8:49am

    There was a Safeway in Tapphannnock, VA about 40 minutes from Richmond to the NE and an A&P that was just demolished to make way for a park in Warsaw, VA 5 minutes from Tappahannock. The Warsaw A&P closed by the mid 80s because I worked there but for the local brand that replaced it. Safeway was in Tappahannock for a while. It was in the new Shopping Center constructed when McDonald’s came to the area in the mid 70s. The old Safeway building is still standing today, but used as a Storage Space.

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