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by rwsandiego
July 4th, 2020, 10:54 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Acme Wynnewood closing
Replies: 22
Views: 374

Re: Acme Wynnewood closing

Can't imagine why someone would rather shop at that big, new Giant than at the small, cramped Acme.

Acme might have redecorated to gauge whether the store would be successful before doing a full-blown modernization. Thing is, they could not bring it up to 2020 standards in that little footprint.
by rwsandiego
July 4th, 2020, 11:53 am
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Acme Wynnewood closing
Replies: 22
Views: 374

Re: Acme Wynnewood closing

Based on a photo in the article, I would say centennial store as well but saw something interesting there that then tells me (maybe) not-so-fast. The center vestibule entrance/exit was NOT a feature of the centennial stores. It did become a feature of later A+P designs but not of stores of the cent...
by rwsandiego
July 4th, 2020, 8:15 am
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Acme Wynnewood closing
Replies: 22
Views: 374

Re: Acme Wynnewood closing

Based on the Google Maps pictures, the store was acquired during the A&P bankruptcy and was re-decorated (but not remodeled) shortly thereafter. It appears to be an old Centennial-era store that is hemmed in by a Rite-Aid and a small parking lot. Unless they took the space occupied by Rite-Aid, it s...
by rwsandiego
July 3rd, 2020, 9:26 pm
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Rite Aid changes logo
Replies: 46
Views: 2941

Re: Rite Aid changes logo

They still haven't put the new logo on their website.
by rwsandiego
June 19th, 2020, 7:05 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Favorite supermarket interior? (1995-present)
Replies: 24
Views: 786

Re: Favorite supermarket interior? (1995-present)

I agree with you about the Jewel interior. Albertsons could use it in remodels starting tomorrow and it would look fresh and modern. Hard to believe it is 23 years old. PS: Jewel started using it in 1997 at the Howard and McCormick Street store in Evanston, IL. The store is huge and has warehouse-st...
by rwsandiego
June 18th, 2020, 8:30 pm
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: Schnucks Bettendorf IA closing
Replies: 12
Views: 406

Re: Schnucks Bettendorf IA closing

Silvis had the early 2000's Albertsons decor that was put into stores that still had the hideous early 1990's decor. (see the pics from 2018). The pics from 2020 show the current decor. East Moline looks to have been a new or total rebuild from the late 1990's/early 2000's. It is almost identical t...
by rwsandiego
June 17th, 2020, 8:06 pm
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: Schnucks Bettendorf IA closing
Replies: 12
Views: 406

Re: Schnucks Bettendorf IA closing

Sometimes Schnucks makes weird development decisions. They invested a lot into the Memphis market ten years ago and then just bailed on it and likely sold everything to Kroger at a loss, but getting Kroger to leave the Rockford, IL market in trade. I’m thinking that they expected to have better suc...
by rwsandiego
June 17th, 2020, 5:44 pm
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: Schnucks Bettendorf IA closing
Replies: 12
Views: 406

Re: Schnucks Bettendorf IA closing

...Hy Vee takes no prisoners.... Nor does Jewel, despite their 2000's foray into Milwaukee not quite working out. That was more about a Milwaukee/Chicago rivalry than anything else. ...Jewel also heavily present a couple miles down the road over the state line in IL... Jewel opened in the late 1960...
by rwsandiego
June 10th, 2020, 6:01 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Safeway NorCal Remodels and New Stores
Replies: 10
Views: 593

Re: Safeway NorCal Remodels and New Stores

There are/were 2 Albertsons in the San Diego area with a curved pharmacy: Oceanside-Marron Rd: This opened in May 2004, as a true Albertsons/Sav-on combo, similar to Albertsons "dual-branding" format tested in Reno and Tucson. As for interior, this store had the industrial interior with the colorfu...
by rwsandiego
June 2nd, 2020, 5:56 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Closed stores because of protests
Replies: 53
Views: 1928

Re: Closed stores because of protests

..I am a little confused. They have stores closed temporarily in perfectly quiet and (I thought) safe suburbs of Sacramento, like Folsom. ... That was my original thought, too. La Mesa, CA is a quiet, leafy suburb of San Diego. A VONS and two bank branches were burned to the ground. Scottsdale Fash...