Above: Safeway, Little Rock AR. Courtesy Robby Delius.

I’m in the process (finally) of updating the Safeway section of the site. It’s one of the oldest sections of the site, much of it dating back to 1999 and 2000, so it’s desperately in need of an update to include lots of new information. If you’d like to add anything or have suggestions, please let me know.

Update: lots of good information on Big Chain in Shreveport (mentioned last week) has been added in this message board thread.


Big Chain, Jewella Avenue at Lakeshore, Shreveport LA.

This store has intrigued me for years, ever since I first saw this photo in Shopping Centers: Design and Operation (1950, Baker and Funaro). Not only is it a beautiful building, but it’s part of a chain I know next to nothing about.

A quick scan of Google Maps suggests that the store is still standing, although I imagine it’s somewhat altered. I believe it may currently house a Goodwill store. There was also at least one more branch, apparently also still standing, at Youree and Albert.

And that’s the sum total of my knowledge of Big Chain stores in Shreveport.