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by rwsandiego
May 19th, 2019, 8:06 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Popeyes closures in Idaho
Replies: 15
Views: 665

Re: Popeyes closures in Idaho

I would venture to guess that The Habit is harder to run because they have pretty tight quality standards. Not being a fan of burger chains, I've eaten at a couple for Habit locations (San Diego Sorts Arena, Phoenix McDowell Rd, and one up in Orange County, CA) and all three were very good. The food...
by rwsandiego
May 17th, 2019, 9:08 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Popeyes closures in Idaho
Replies: 15
Views: 665

Re: Popeyes closures in Idaho

I wonder if Habit read some of the reviews of the Popeyes that franchisee runs.... The article does not do a very good job of differentiating between the franchisee (Elite Business Enterprises) and The Habit itself. Looking at the Elite Business Enterprises website, it looks like they are not an ap...
by rwsandiego
May 15th, 2019, 3:48 pm
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: Pete's Fresh Markets in Chicago
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: Pete's Fresh Markets in Chicago

Quite a few of the more viable A&Ps went to independents like Butera. I lived near one of their stores that easily could have replaced two small Jewels or a much smaller Dominick's (which was a former Kroger). The smaller Nationals, at least in Chicago proper, seemed to become Walgreen's Pete's has...
by rwsandiego
May 13th, 2019, 8:57 pm
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: Pete's Fresh Markets in Chicago
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: Pete's Fresh Markets in Chicago

I often wonder how chains like this can present such a vast variety and quantity of fresh products as the larger chains struggle to even offer significantly less fresh variety. Chicago has a lot of small operators really trying, and between the demise of Dominicks and various other closures over th...
by rwsandiego
May 12th, 2019, 12:06 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Albertsons/Safeway 2018 & 2019: Openings and Closings
Replies: 207
Views: 53698

Re: Albertsons/Safeway 2018 & 2019: Openings and Closings

The Jewel-Osco at 61st and Cottage Grove in Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood opened in March. Also, the Safeway in San Tan Valley, AZ opened back in December. Was there a few weeks ago and it was pretty much empty. The area is still developing, so it would not surprise me if the store took a year or ...
by rwsandiego
May 11th, 2019, 11:51 pm
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: PA Stores and strange perimeter layouts
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: PA Stores and strange perimeter layouts

What is it with PA Stores and strange perimeter layouts? This set up where fried hot deli food is completely separate from lunchmeats is something I saw in both Giant-PA and Weis. This is very unusual to me and not something I have seen out west. In Weis I saw something even more odd: the seafood d...
by rwsandiego
May 11th, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: Midwest & Plains USA
Topic: Pete's Fresh Markets in Chicago
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Pete's Fresh Markets in Chicago

In Chicago, "Jewel" is synonymous with "supermarket." However, the area also has a thriving independent grocery scene. The Chicago Tribune profiles one of them, woman-owned Pete's Fresh Markets. Here's a link to the article.
by rwsandiego
May 9th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Forum: Southeast USA
Topic: Kroger closing Lake Charles, LA
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: Kroger closing Lake Charles, LA

There is a Jewel-Osco at the Harlem/Foster shopping center in Chicago that dates back to 1970. It was originally a Jewel-TurnStyle (TurnStyle was a discount department store much like today's Target) that replaced one that burned in 1969. The structure has not changed much since the TurnStyle close...
by rwsandiego
May 8th, 2019, 11:00 pm
Forum: Southeast USA
Topic: Kroger closing Lake Charles, LA
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: Kroger closing Lake Charles, LA

This store is Kroger's last Family Center that is still open in the state. It's around 50 years old. Its time has come and gone; the neighborhood around it has declined. I wish that they'd rebuild, though, since this will leave only the new Kroger on the south side and the Suplhur store in this par...
by rwsandiego
May 6th, 2019, 11:20 pm
Forum: Southeast USA
Topic: Kroger closing Lake Charles, LA
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: Kroger closing Lake Charles, LA

Probably not much of a surprise looking at the condition of the store... 12th Street Store... You aren't kidding! Reminds me of a few Ralphs stores in LA that ultimately closed. It always cracks me up when Kroger posts pictures of a palatial store and actual customers' pictures are quite different....