I was wondering if anyone could relay some details on the history of Safeway in the NYC area including NJ. It seems they had stores in the area going back to the 1950s or before. Did they purchase them from someone else or were they organic growth? The Safeway wikipedia page states that Safeway sold their stores to Finast in 1961. I'm guessing that the bulk of the Finest stores from Safeway never made it to Ahold ownership. It is sort of odd to me every time I see the ShopRite in Millburn, NJ being that it is in an old Safeway marina store. Seems out of place considering how long ago Safeway left the area.
Lots of barrel roof stores in New Jersey. ShopRite, Acme, even Stop & Shop.
Do you have info that is was specifically an old Safeway store? Many of the older ShopRite locations also were built (at least up here in NY) with a similar rounded style building.
Hey Acme Styel-- happy new year! This post is still listed in the 2017 directory because you marked it as December 1st.
Acme changes logos completely around every 20 years... I wonder if they will keep with the pattern, because it is about 20 years now :D
Went through the Bensalem Acme today, very nice inside with the Quality Built package installed and the frosted mug section in place. Self checkouts were also retained which was a nice plus. For a Sunday morning the store was fairly crowded, with a five deep line at self checkout and each of the six open registers pulling two to three people deep.
Acme finally has home delivery (via Instacart. It was supposed to start last summer, but better late than never I suppose....
Two former Safeway stores which became Finast and are now Stop&Shop are in Glendale Queens on Myrtle Ave and the other which I worked in as Finast is in the Bronx on Broadway and West 234th Street.
Yonkers NY Acme has closed for a sixty day renovation with a Grand Re-opening to follow!
On the game show front, the classic Supermarket Sweep, which hasn't been seen on TV since 2004, has returned in reruns on the diginet Buzzr. They've started with episodes from 1991, when the show was on Lifetime; this is thanks to Buzzr's parent and game show giant FremantleMedia, purchasing the rights from creator Al Howard, and Fremantle's got a revival in the planning stages. In the New York metro area, Buzzr's a subchannel of WWOR-9, and can be found on most every cable provider in the area; in Philly, it's a subchannel of WTXF-29 instead. A national feed of Buzzr is also available on Dish Network (but not DirecTV), so be sure to tune in and watch the vintage supermarket goodness.(Funfact: the original Supermarket Sweep ran from 1965-67 on ABC, and was taped at actual Food Fair locations in the northeast.)