Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Grand Union - Past and Present

Managed to take this of the old Glenmont store, one of the last in the immediate Albany area.
This list of former Grand Union locations was on Wikipedia, but it had to be removed, so I put it here where it would be better.  The end of an era.


New York

Now Tops:

Corinth, Warrensburg, Bolton Landing, Elizabethtown, Peru, North Creek, Au Sable Forks, Schroon Lake, Northville, Chestertown, Greenville (ex-Bryant's), Hancock, Stamford, Hoosick Falls, West Coxsackie, Tannersville and two in Saranac Lake (all small towns).

Other former GU stores:

Albany (Central Ave ACROSS from Westgate) - later was a Toys for Joy, now is a Hannaford

Albany (Central Ave IN Westgate) - A former Albany Public turned Scot's Lo Cost (Same company)- turned into GU when merged then torn down during renovations a few years back - sat in the "corner" of the plaza.  Now has Price Chopper.

Albany (Central Ave just ABOVE Westgate same side) - This was a former Caldor/Price Chopper plaza - the Caldor was torn down and a MEGA SAVE store was built (identical to the one in Poughkeepsie that never opened) - this was open 6 MONTHS then closed during bankruptcy. In fact, at one point, a "Grand Opening" sign and a "Store Closing" sign were seen on the store at the same time. The whole plaza was torn down and a Home Depot is now there.

Amsterdam - now True Value Hardware

Astoria - was no longer in greater Tri-State area

Ausable Forks - became Tops in 2001; returned to Grand Union in 2006 and Tops by 2013

Ballston Spa - now Ocean State Job Lot

Beacon - Now Key Food

The Bellmores - GU was no longer on Long Island

Bolton Landing - became Tops in 2001; returned to Grand Union in 2006 and Tops once more in 2013

Brooklyn - may now be ShopRite (possibly the one off the F tube)

Burnt Hills - now Dollar General

Brunswick - closed and became a Salvation Army Family Store, now closed.

Binghamton - closed; now Auction Centre.

Cambridge - closed 2002; now Dollar General (small part vacant for lease)

Champlain - became Tops; closed in 2005; currently Ace Hardware

Chatham - now Price Chopper

Chappaqua - stayed open till 2006; now a Dagastino's

Chenango - now a Weis

Chestertown - became Tops in 2001; returned to Grand Union in 2006 and back to Tops again in 2013

Carmel - became Key Food in 2001; now NYSC (fitness chain)

Clifton Park - now a Kohls; store HQ later in town under C&S but there were no more Saratoga County stores by 2004

Clinton - TBD

Cold Spring - caught on fire in 2002; rebuilt as Foodtown

College Point - TBD; also see below

Commack - TBD; GU was no longer on Long Island by 2000s

Corinth - became Tops in 2001; returned to Grand Union in 2006 and Tops again in 2013.

Cornwall - Became Key Food in 2001

Cortland - became P&C in early '80s; now closed

Deer Park - now Stop & Shop

Delmar (NY 443) - now Hannaford

Dobbs Ferry - now a Stop & Shop

East Greenbush (US 4)- Torn down when Walmart expanded to super store, where part of parking lot/driveway is now.

East Greenbush (US 9 & 20) - Another former Albany Public, was Grand Union for just a short time, then Big Al's discount, later Fay's and then Eckerd before closing last year after the Rite Aid buyout (as there is a Rite Aid just across street) - now vacant.

Elizabethtown - became Tops in 2001, returned to Grand Union in 2006 and Tops in 2013

Elmira - closed in the early or mid 1980s. Was an independent hardware store for several years as of the early 2000s.

Endicott - A&P prior to becoming Grand Union in mid-1980s. Closed and vacant for 3 years. Demolished in 2001, now undeveloped land in Endicott Kmart Plaza

Endwell - closed and vacant for 2.5 years. Demolished, rebuilt as Giant Markets (now Weis)

Flushing - GU was no longer in the New York City boroughs

Forest Hills - became Met Foods, now Walgreens

Fort Edward - closed in 2003; recently caught fire.  Market 32 opened recently at the site.

Fort Plain - Later Big M (former-stepsister chain); now a Save-a-Lot

Freeport - became a Compare Foods Supermarket and is now a CVS/pharmacy

Fultonville - closed by time chain was sold; current status TBD

Garden City - 7th St. Location - now a Pathmark

Garden City - Roosevelt Field Shopping Centre - later Herman's Sporting Goods

Glenville - now vacant

Glenmont - now a Marshalls (old store pictured in 2004)

Gloversville - No longer a Grand Union, current status TBD

Goshen - now a CVS/pharmacy

Greenville - later Bryants Country Square, but also now a Tops

Greenwich - became Eagle Bridge Furniture in 2002; now a butcher shop? (not Greenwich Village in NYC)

Guilderland - now Price Chopper

Hamilton - NY 12B; later Tops, later Grand Union again and Fashion Kraze; now Parrys general store (last CNY store)

Hancock - Still Open as Tops

Hicksville - Became Scatturo's; now Best Market (formerly one-time stepsister store to GU under C&S Best Yet Market)

Highland - Became Hannaford

Hoosick Falls - Still Open as Tops

Hopewell Junction - recently closed

Hudson Falls - closed in 2001; remains vacant

Hudson - on Union Street, closed many years ago, has housed offices since and still does

Hyde Park - Closed in 2004; now an Amish Market

Jay - TBD

Keeseville - was Tops in 2001-03, Save-a-Lot 2004-06, and Bourgeois IGA until last year, but may become a Macs Markets or Shaws in future.

Kingsbury - demolished in 2005; now Hannaford

Kingston - There were two. One near uptown Kingston and one just outside of the city in the town of Ulster. The Ulster location is a grocery store but the uptown site is now vacant.

Lake Placid - became Tops in 2001; closed 2005

Latham - in the Latham Circle mall as an outparcel, later Gold's Gym, torn down when Lowes was built

Latham (Route 2 between Latham & Watervliet) - now houses a church

Larchmont - no longer a Grand Union by the time chain folded

Loudonville - now Price Chopper

Little Neck - now Stop & Shop

Mahopac - now a Key Food Marketplace

Malta - now Price Chopper

Massapequa - later a Pathmark; now TBD

Mechanicville - No longer a Grand Union when they became defunct; more info TBD

Menands - Broadway. Originally an Albany Public Market, now the space is used as an operations center for Bank of America.

Middleburgh - TBD

Millbrook - now Foodtown?

Millerton - now Foodtown

Monroe - now a Super Stop & Shop

Monsey/Wesley Hills - became Wesley Kosher Supermarket

Mount Ivy - long gone!

Mount Kisco - became Stop & Shop; closed in 2007; now a CVS

New Hartford - formerly in New Hartford Shopping Centre; may have been a Save-A-Lot later but Tuesday Morning are moving over from down the block.

Niskayuna - now multi-purpose space, including medical offices

Niskayuna (Nott St.) - ShopRite now open

North Bellmore - Took over the former ShopRite, which was The Big Apple supermarket now Super Stop & Shop

North Creek - became Tops in 2001; returned to Grand Union in 2006 and Tops in 2013

Northport - became a Key Food Marketplace; now closed

Northville - now Tops

Palantine Bridge - Was no longer a Grand Union

Peru - became Tops in 2001; returned to Grand Union in 2006 and Tops again in 2013

Plainview - was no longer on Long Island

Plattsburgh - one now a Big M, another now a TJ Maxx (2 other stores TBD)

Pleasantville - now a Key Food Marketplace

Pomona/Mt Ivy - became Stop & Shop

Port Henry - became Tops in 2001; now Mac's Markets

Port Jefferson Station - became Giunta's Meat Farms

Poughkeepsie (city) - closed in 1991; now Davis Furniture

Poughkeepsie (town) - constructed to become a Mega Save Grand Union in 2000, but was never finished because of the bankruptcy and never opened; it is still vacant

Queensbury - now Toys "R" Us

Ramapo - closed a generation ago

Remsen - TBD

Rhinebeck - original store vacant for a period and is now an urgent care; Stop & Shop built next door and will become ex-sister store Tops

Rotterdam - now Superior Office Products

Rouses Point - closed in 2000; became Save-A-Lot in 2002; currently a Dollar General

Saranac Lake - there were two Grand Unions operating. Both became Tops in 2001, then returned to Grand Union in 2006 and back to Tops in 2013.

Saratoga Springs (Congress Ave.) - became Off Broadway Theatre & Grill; now an Embassy Suites

Saratoga Springs (West Ave.) - now an Empire State College outreach centre

Saugerties- closed a couple years ago, now vacant

Sayville - now Stop and Shop

Schenectady (State St.) - now Aldi.  Other Schenectady County stores TBD.

Schodack - Built as Grand Union in 1977, closed during last bankruptcy and remained vacant, opened as Tractor Supply in 2007.

Schroon Lake - became Tops in 2001; returned to Grand Union in 2006 and full circle to Tops in 2013.

Scotia - Was no longer a Grand Union

Sidney - became Tops in 2001; now a Price Chopper

South Glens Falls - now Hannaford

Spring Valley/Hillcrest - now Bravo Food

Smithtown - now a Waldbaums

Stamford - now Tops

Stony Point - ("old Grand Union") became CVS/pharmacy (stores were open simultaneously; 1st Stony Point store retained '60s façade)

Stony Point - ("new Grand Union") became Stop & Shop which is now closed. (this store was remodelled to red dot format)

Suffern - ShopRite?

Syracuse area - left by early '80s; perhaps earlier or later (may need more research); included Shop City and Northern Lights

Tallman - opened as a King Kullen, became Grand Union, now vacant

Tannersville - now Tops

Tarrytown - now a Walgreens

Ticonderoga - became Tops in 2001; closed 2005

Troy - no longer had a Grand Union a decade ago.  Hoosick Falls was last Renssalaer County store.

Utica - left in the '60s, now a Price Chopper (formerly King Cole Shopping Plaza)

Vail Mills - now Adirondack Wildlife Museum

Valatie - closed in 2007; now an Ocean State Job Lot

Vestal (Four Corners) - Was the IBM Endicott IDEAS Department before the building was split in half, with IDEAS keeping one side
and the other becoming a Grand Union in 1978. Grand Union closed in 2001, was first vacant, now Big Lots

Vestal (Vestal Plaza) - Opened in 1959. Turned into a dollar store decades later, demolished, now private student housing for Binghamton University

Warrensburg - became Tops in 2001; returned to Grand Union in 2006 and Tops again in 2013

Waterford - No longer had a Grand Union.  Also had a warehouse.

West Babylon - became Foodtown; now is a ShopRite

West Islip - was no longer on Long Island by 2000s

West Nyack - became Stop & Shop

Whitehall - became Tops in 2001, then closed; now Dollar General

West Coxsackie - now Tops

West Hempstead - later Pathmark; now on the market

In October 2005, C&S's Grand Union Family Market division announced that they would acquire 12 Tops Markets supermarkets in the Adirondack region of New York state. Ironically, these were Grand Union stores before Tops acquired them from C&S in 2001.  Many of them became Tops again in 2013 (see above).


New Jersey

Asbury Park - No longer a Grand Union and had left the Garden State by 2004.

Belleville - Later a Foodtown; and then A&P; now their sister store Food Basics USA

Berkeley Heights - now a Stop & Shop

Bridgewater - now a Barnes and Noble

Butler - now a Stop & Shop

Carlstadt - Last "Mega GU" prototype superstore opened right before liquidation; now Super Stop & Shop

Clifton (Broad Street) - now a Stop & Shop

Clifton (Styretowne Centre) - later a C-Town, now a CVS/pharmacy

Clifton (Lexington Ave) - now Rite Aid

Closter - became a Stop & Shop, now a Whole Foods

Denville - became a Key Food; now a Walgreens

Elmwood Park - store, vacant office tower, and adjacent Walgreens demolished after store closed, new Walgreens built on site

Fair Lawn - later Eckerd, now a Rite Aid

Flemington - now a remodelled strip mall

Fort Lee - later a Pathmark; now a South Korean market

Glen Rock - was no longer a Grand Union

Hackensack - now a Stop & Shop

Hardwick - unknown

Hawthorne - was no longer a Grand Union

Hazlet - formerly located in the Airport Plaza

Lake Hiawatha - now a Foodtown

Landing - later a Pathmark; now Fresh Emporium

Livingston - later a Pathmark; now The Fresh Market

Madison - Now Super Stop & Shop

Manalapan - now a Best Buy

Matawan - Currently a Bed, Bath & Beyond

Middletown - now a Stop & Shop

Midland Park - wasno longer a Grand Union

Montvale - now "The Gym"

Northland - TBD

Oakland - now a Staples and Zeytinia

North Brunswick - later an A&P; now vacant

Paramus - now a Stop & Shop

Point Pleasant - now a Super Stop & Shop

Ramsey - now a Kohl's

Ridgewood - now a Super Stop & Shop

Ringwood - now a Stop & Shop

Rocky Hill - Grand Union was longer here or anywhere in the Garden State

South Brunswick - now a Stop & Shop

Sparta - now a Stop & Shop

Teaneck - now a CVS/pharmacy

Tenafly - now a Stop & Shop

Toms River - became a 99cent SuperStore, now a Stop & Shop

Union City - TBD

Waldwick - now a Stop & Shop

Wayne - was no longer had a Grand Union

Westwood - now a TJ Maxx

West Orange - It became a CVS/pharmacy. However, the original building which housed Grand Union burned to the ground and was replaced with a new modern strip mall complex.

Wyckoff - now a Stop & Shop



Barre - closed and divided into 2 stores (Lenny's Shoes and Rite Aid Pharmacy)

Bennington - now Tractor Supply Company

Brandon - now Hannaford Supermarket

Bristol - now Shaws

Colchester - later P&C Foods, TBD now

Enosburg Falls - now Hannaford

Essex Center - now Price Chopper

Essex Junction - demolished; now a Lowe's Home Improvement Store

Fair Haven - now Shaws

Hardwick - now Tops

Johnson - closed in 2011 due to flooding but will be replaced by an indie

Ludlow - now Shaws

Manchester Center - now Shaws

Middlebury - now Shaws

Milton - now Hannaford

Montpelier - now Shaws

Newport - now Vista Foods

North Burlington - demolished 2001; re-built as Hannaford

Northfield - now Tops

Poultney - now Shaws

Randolph - now Shaws


- US 7 N and US 4 E- now Tops
- US 7 S - was P&C, closed in 2004; large strip mall including Hannaford re-built on the site

St Albans - closed

South Burlington
- Williston Road - Store closed in September 2008; replaced by Price Chopper Supermarket
- Shelburne Road - closed in 2002, replaced by Shaw's; Shaw's re-built in 2004

Springfield - now Peebles

Stowe - now Shaws

Swanton - now Hannaford Supermarket

White River Junction - later P&C; may now be a health food store

Wilmington - now Shaws

Windsor - now a Price Chopper

Woodstock - became P&C, then Mac's Markets



Darien - Now Shaws

Fairfield - Closed in 1995; Converted to Bob's Stores

Glenville - no longer had Grand Union in CT.  Stop & Shop?

Greenwich - Two in Greenwich both closed in 2001; Now Stop & Shop

Hamden - Later became Child World, Gelco, Hometown Buffet, now East Buffet (Hamden Plaza).

Monroe - Closed in 1995; Converted to Priced Right Discount Store; Then a location for Tutor Time Day Care; Now empty (Big Y?)

New Fairfield - Now Shaws

Norwalk - Now a Marshalls Store

New Canaan - Building demolished. Now retail stores

Newtown - Now Caraluzzi's

Ridgefield - Now CVS

Southbury - Now Shaws

Southbury - In Southbury Plaza; now Super Stop & Shop

Stamford - Now Grade A Market (Tri-State area)

Storrs - closed but might become Price Chopper if not somewhere else in town (it's a small town)

Stratford - vacant store became an addition to the adjacent Burlington Coat Factory

Trumbull - Closed in 1995; Converted to a Porricelli's Food Mart

Waterbury - Co-Located with GrandWay Dept. Store. (in Colonial Plaza).  Now TBD.

West Haven - Co-Located with GrandWay Dept. Store. Now Railroad Salvage/ShopRite.

Westport - Converted to Shaws

Windsor - Now Geissler's



Miami (3) - Left in early '80s

Coral Gables (near Miami) - Later Winn-Dixie and OfficeMax

Pompano Beach - left decades ago as well



Toronto area - Now Metro


Other states and the Caribbean US Territories

Pennsylvania (Milford store about to be Key Food. Was also in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area)
West Virginia
New Hampshire
Puerto Rico
US Virgin Islands
North Carolina
South Carolina
Washington, DC
Nantucket, MA

Other towns to be determined. Subject to change. Feedback appreciated.


  1. Here are a few stores not listed...

    Amenia,NY-now Foodtown
    Beacon,NY-now Key Food
    Dover Plains,NY-now Foodtown
    Fishkill,NY-empty since it closed
    Hyde Park,NY-was Amish Market, now empty
    Kingston,NY-Ulster store now Hannaford
    Lagrangeville,NY-was Foodtown, now Walgreens
    Millbrook,NY-now Stewarts and other business
    Naponach,NY-weekend flea markets
    New Paltz,NY-now Rite-Aid, TCBY, Blockbuster
    Pawling,NY-now Hannaford
    Pleasant Valley,NY-was Key Food, now empty
    Wappinger Falls,NY-now Treasure Island

    As far as Wappinger Falls, the old store became a Rite-Aid and a Fitness Center. Rite-Aid has since moved out. The newer GU Store is currently Treasure Island I believe...

  2. Another former location of Grand Union is Cobleskill, NY (now a Price Chopper since 1990 or 1991. ) Many of these lists neglect to mention it, and I'm wondering if it's because it became a Price Chopper in the early 1990s.

  3. I forgot to add Pine Plains,NY. This is a Pecks Market and has been for quite some time. I have family that worked for GU for decades. I will get more info when i have time as we need to fill in many voids in the list!!!

  4. A couple other notes:

    - The Greenville (NY) store has always been Bryant's Country Square (and is still signed as such) - they simply changed to being supplied by C&S - even their ad flier looks just like the GU Markets ones, but with the Bryant's logo.

    - Hopewell Junction NY (if it's where I am thinking of) is now split between CVS and a Farm store)

    - Waterford NY is split into several stores, including one of the largest Stewart's (convenience stores) and a couple other smaller storefronts.

    - Matawan NJ - there is a Stop & Shop in that plaza - I am unsure if they operated in the GU spot for a time before building the new store (as they did in Rhinebeck NY) or not.

    - There was also a vacant GU in Matamoras PA (just a few miles from Milford) - it looked like there was work going on in July, but no info as to what it might be headed toward.

  5. That Hopewell Junction, NY info is correct. Also, the Grand Union in Warwick, NY is now a CVS I believe. And there was a Grand Union in Greenwood Lake. Not sure what that is now!!


  6. Ravena NY also had a Grand Union in Faith Plaza on Route 9W. It is now a Hannaford.

  7. Matamoras store had a sign up about 2 years ago that said it would be turned into a movie theater, but nothing seems to have come of that so far.

  8. Wow...I totally forgot about Woodstock,NY. Now a CVS I believe...


  9. Some additions to Vermont stores...

    Morrisville, VT
    Berlin, VT
    Waterbury,, VT

    Also, I have two stores listed for Enosburg, VT...

  10. As for Hew Hampshire stores, I have...

    Hanover, NH
    West Lebanon, NH
    Lincoln, NH

    That's all I have....


  11. Plattsburgh, NY had at least 3 other locations not mentioned. The first one was at the Plattsburgh Plaza on Rt. 3(Cornelia St.). This is the one that moved to the Commerce Square location that became a TJ Maxx. There was one downtown at corner of Margaret and Cornelia, it is now offices. Also, there was the one at Skyway Plaza (outside the Plattsburgh AFB gates) on Rt. 9. Tis location was a tops for several years and is now a Yando's Big M Supermarket.

    1. The one in the Plattsburgh Plaza is now a Big Lots and Family Dollar. Keeseville's was a Macs but they closed because the roof is shot, it's vacant. There was one in Willsboro that was closed when Tops left and reopened as a Country IGA but failed possibly due to poor management. it's also vacant. If there was one in Jay it's unrecognisable now and was closed for many years. There was once one in Westport NY but it's now called Everybody's Supermarket.

    2. Could the one in Jay actually be the Ausable Forks location?

  12. I'm not familiar with Plattsburgh, but the stores I have as of 8/2/2000 are...

    #1996 63 Consumer Drive
    #2403 14 Skyway Shopping Center

    1. Consumer "Drive" is actually called Consumer Square. That location is now split between a Petsmart and TJ Maxx. It replaced an older store located down the road in Plattsburgh Plaza, which is now split between a Big Lots and a Family Dollar. There was also a Grand Way store in Plattsburgh Plaza at one point in time. That building later housed an Aldi, and is now a Save A Lot.

      The GU at Skyway Shopping Center was converted to a Hot Dot Foods in the late 90s. After the bankruptcy it became (and still is) Yando's Big M. That store primarily served the south end of the city and the former Air Force base.

      There was another smaller location downtown on Margaret St. that closed sometime in the 80s. The building was remodeled for office space and doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to a supermarket now.

  13. Worked for "Grand Union" back in the early '90's.
    One of the most petty operations in business , at the time, among a myriad of insults suffered. I had to deal with Assistant Mrgs. being encouraged to punch my time card out early to save a few pennies---no matter that as they were doing so they knew full well that, meanwhile I continued slaving away, somewhere in the store, whether it be, mopping floors, making bales , or wiping feces off toilets Merciless.
    Their fond farewell to this reliable, tireless, dedicated employee- included withholding; stealing, actually,(in cahoots with the Union goons in Jersey) my well earned 1 week vacation paycheck which if I recall correctly amounted to the staggering sum of approx 140 bucks
    I later discovered that someone had ,clandestinely, taken my name off the payroll for a short period during an well-anticipated, authorized leave-so that my employment tenure would not meet the min req- 1 yr + a cross over of a month of March period Upon my much welcomed return the Food workers Union "double-dipped" for weekly dues to cover the entire length of my absence
    Good Riddance Grand (Ma)l Union

  14. While Grand Union had their problems... and not that I don't believe your story, but find it hard to digest your story.

  15. Some stores were under significant pressure in the early 90s. I worked in a small store and the manager was constantly tweaking the schedule to stay within payroll caps from the district manager. Anyone not a regular cashier had to juggle several responsibilites. Worst part of the job was scraping off price stickers for price changes before the scanner era.

    1. Oh, how I remember doing 3 jobs at once in the Four Corners Vestal location. Also, the Endwell store wasn't demolished, they renovated the inside. The original building is still there.

  16. I would like to clarify a few location updates in Queens, NY.

    1. Bay Terrace Center in Bayside Queens- Grand Union until early 1990's in shopping center. Closed and Barnes & Noble moved in as Waldbaums moved into site at center where former bowling alley was located.

    The entire center was remodeled and bears no resemblence of the old Grand Union.

    2. Flushing- Main Street and Union Turnpike, is now a Key Food

    3. College Point, My last visit to that neighborhood and I discovered a CVS Pharmacy where the former GU was located.

  17. South Florida:

    Former Grand Union locations

    Ft. Lauderdale/Wilton Manors: Former GU was later a Piggly Wiggly in the late 1980's and now a portion of the store is a gym. The entire Wilton Manor's shopping center was redeveloped and caters to the local Gay and Lesbian community. The only reminder of the old Grand Union can be found in the area of the gym in the original building's angled window shape.

    Fort Lauderdale, Broward Blvd: shared shopping center with a Zayre discount store. Was a Shoppers Food Warehouse (under GU) when it closed in the mid 1980's. Entire center demolished to make current park and ride lot at I-95/Broward Blvd/Amtrak/Tri-Rail stations

    Lauderhill Florida, another freestanding store off Oakland Park Blvd near a hospital, sat vacant for years then converted into medical offices.

    POMPANO BEACH: Sample Road, This store was closed for many years after GU left Florida, was later a used book store, closed again for a decade and was most recently a Save-A-Lot store.

    BOCA RATON (3) locations
    1. Sandlefoot Cove was later a Publix, is possibly closed today

    2. Palmetto Park Road- Original 1970's Grand Union was demolished and Publix rebuit on site

    3. Spanish River Blvd & US1- Federal Hwy also an original 1970's Grand Union that was demolished and Publix rebuilt on site.

    BOYNTON BEACH: 1970's Grand Union shared shopping center with KMart. Stood vacant for years then when KMart closed, Winn Dixie moved into the old KMart. It too has since closed.

    North Palm Beach, neighborhood freestanding Grand Union was a local supermarket in the early 1990's then later abandoned.

  18. Locations not listed:

    Brick, NJ - Now a Stop & Shop

    Toms River, NJ (Rt 37 E) - Now a Super Stop & Shop

    Toms River, NJ (Rt 37 W) - Now an off-track betting parlor

  19. Just adding another location not mentioned, the Grand Union on Passaic St. in Wood-Ridge, NJ. I think it closed only a year before the chain folded, or maybe right after the nearby Carlstadt store opened. The site is now a literal a hole in the ground, and will probably be unless Wesmont gets built.

  20. I can add a few NH stores to your list

    West Lebanon (Glen Road) - Now a price chopper.

    Claremont (Pleasant Street) - Closed 1984. Became a Carl's Drug in 1986, then a Fay's Drug in 1988, Closed as a Fay's in 1997 (after the merger with JCPenney), now the space has been divided up into several retail stores. It is rumored to believe that much of the old interior has been retained thru all the remodels, abiet it can only be seen from the stock areas. (I saw this as a Fay's employee in the 1990s)

    Claremont (Washington Street) - Closed in 1993, due to Market Basket taking over the old Kmart space and purchasing the entire mall from KMC Realty. Also it should be noted about that time Claremont recieved NH's second WalMart, and since that store's opening in 1980, Claremont had seen 4 different supermarkets open. (Hannaford, IGA/FarmFare, WalMart, and Market Basket). The space is now occupied by a movie theatre.

  21. Worked for GU starting in high school in 1986 leaving in 1995. Worked in many of the store locations.

    2 locations I worked in that are not listed:

    Rotterdam, NY - located on Hamburg St. Changed into a Hot Dot for a year or so then closed. Now vacant.

    Schenectady, NY - located on State St in Woodlawn Plaza. Now an Aldi.

  22. There was a Grand Union in Horseheads, NY in the Lake Hills Plaza located at 3162 Lake Rd. It opened in 1973 and closed in 1982. It became a P&C from 1987 - 1998 and now it's the Elmira Fitness Center. Below are some pics of the former Grand Union:

  23. There was another Grand Union in Elmira, NY at 530 Pennsylvania Ave. Now it's a church.

  24. There was a Grand Union in Milford, CT during the sixties, located in the town center. West Haven also had a second smaller Grand Union store in the Baybrook Shopping Center, located at the West Haven-Milford town line. That store cloed in mid 80's.

  25. There was a Grand Union in Franklin Lakes, NJ back in the 70's & 80's and when the federal goverment was completing the connection for
    I-287 from NJ to NY, they were going to knock down that shopping center w/ the Grand Union... but wait, Sir James Goldsmith and company said no way, go around it and they did! Bet they had wished 'down the road'a few years that they should have taken the govt. money!
    The store is still there today as a Stop & Shop!
    Who'da thunk it...

    1. Have seen that one (at least I think - you can see it from 287 but not "get to it" right there?).

  26. There was also a store in Bonita Springs, FL during the 70's. Still a market under a different name.

  27. There were 4 locations (Weingarten) in Shreveport, Louisiana in the 1980's.

    #8040 - Jewella Road
    #8044 - West 70th Street
    #8054 - Line Avenue
    #8068 - Kings Highway

  28. Laurel, MD - Grand Union became Basics and is now Village Thrift (used clothes).

  29. I lived in the Hanover/Lebanon/White river Junction area from 1990 to 2001. I was a frequent Grand Union customer.

    The Hanover, NH store was on South Main Street, 2 blocks south of the Dartmouth Green and was briefly a P&C. The building was torn down or maybe just gutted and the site now houses a CVS. Some oldtimers still refer to the "Grand Union parking lot," which is the closest free parking to campus.

    I don't remember a Grand Union on Glen Road in West Lebanon: there was one in the "Miracle Mile Plaza" on Mechanic Street, which became a P&C, and later a Price Chopper.

    The White River Junction Grand Union became a P&C and the building now houses a branch of the Hanover Consumer Co-op. (This is an entirely separate coop from the Upper Valley Coop which is two blocks away.)

    There was also a Grand Union 20 miles upriver from White River Junction in Bradford, VT which I frequented for 3 years when I lived nearby in Orford, NH. It also became a P&C.

    Most, perhaps all, of those locations were P&C's up until some point in the 1980s: the shopping carts, etc. still had P&C logos on them well into the 1990s.

  30. Claremont, NH...There was another location on Maple Avenue...a large building housed both a Grand Union on the right and an Ames on the left. Grand Union went first; then later the Ames store closed. The building was purchased by Amsource and used as a water-bottling facility briefly before falling vacant for a period. Subsequently, the building was demolished by the city and the site is owned by a church intending to build on the site. The parking lot remains.

  31. Thanks everyone for your input. I appreciate it.

  32. During the 60's and 70's the was a Grand Union in Levittown, NY. Frank the manager was one of best bosses i've ever had.

    1. Two in Levittown - Hemstead Turnpike @ Division Ave (burned down 1971-/72 ish and Levittown Parkway @ Newbridge Road.

  33. Does anyone know when the grand union in larchmont, ny closed or have a pic of it.

  34. Middleburgh,NY store is closed and will not re-open due to significant flood damage from hurricane Irene.

  35. Just a quick update. Kingston, NY actually had three stores at one time. And one had two different locations. They were as follows:

    Kingston Plaza(original location) - Now split between Fashion Bug and a liquor store

    Kingston Plaza(second location) - opened in half of former Britt's. Now a Hannaford

    Albany Avenue - now offices for the Ulster-Greene ARC

    Route 9W(Town of Ulster) - Now split between Aldi and Family Dollar

  36. Manassas, VA had a Grand Union in the 1970's -- Manaport Plaza across from Manassas Mall. Was very young when it closed but I remember it had some kind of grocery cart return apparatus that would automatically bring the carts back inside -- fascinating for a 5 or 6 year old

  37. As of the third week in september 2012, 21 GU Family Markets will be bought by Tops Friendly Markets. (NY STORES): Ausable Forks, Bolten Landing, Chestertown, Corinth, Elizebethtown, Greenville(Bryants), Hancock, Hoosick Falls, North Creek, Northville, Peru, Both Saranac Lake locations, Schroon Lake, Stamford, Tannersville, W. Coxsackie, Warrensburg (VT STORES): Hardwick, Northfield, Rutland.

  38. peekskill, ny (on washington street) had a grand union from the 1960-mid 1970s. became a furniture store after GU left the site.

  39. Grand Union had 3 Poughkeepsie locations open at one time. They were Main Street, Route 9, and Washington Street. Add Newburgh, NY as well.

  40. Storrs is closed. Building is vacant.

  41. Greenville, Hancock, Hoosick Falls, Stamford, Tannersville, W.Coxsackie: NY. Hardwick, Northfield, and Rutland: VT are now under the Tops banner. Ausable Forks, Bolten Landing, Chestertown, Corinth, Elizabethtown, North Creek, Northville, Peru, Saranac Lake (Lake Flower ave) Saranac Lake (Church St.) and Warrensburg: NY are in the process of changing their name to the Tops banner.

    Millerton, NY is the only Grand Union still own and operated by C&S wholesale Grocers

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  43. There was a location in Franklin Lakes, NJ, which closed some time in, IIRC, the early 80s. I don't think any other store ever occupied the anchor spot in that strip mall before it was leveled and rebuilt some itme in the 90s with a more modern strip-mall structure. There is now a Stop & Shop on the site.

  44. Many of you will not remember that there was a rather small but significant Grand Union in Long Lake, NY. In the Adirondack Park, it served residents of Long Lake, Blue Mountain Lake. It also had a unique service: a supply boat would take orders from residents up on the lake, then DELIVER by boat the next day!

    1. When did that one close? I know there was one in Indian Lake that became a Tops after the bankruptcy, and from Google street view looks like it's now sitting empty.

  45. Millerton is not part of Foodtown. It is still owned and operated by C&S wholesale grocers.

    1. Do you know if that store is still a Grand Union as of 3/14? I have driven miles for their wings. Not the greatest at that particular store but it is the last remaining one. Haven't been out there in 6 months or so.

    2. Yes it is still a Grand Union. It is the last one left.

    3. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Grand-Union/145387535510860

      A photo showing it in Dec 2016, but the Feb posting indicates it may have (finally) closed?

      http://www.mygrandunion.com/ was what they've (apparently) been using, the site shows the info for that location but no current ad shown and the map shows closed...

    4. It closed on February 28, 2017 due to the lease expiring. It is now Millerton Fresh Market.

  46. There were two Grand Union stores in Port Washington, L.I.,N.Y. The earlier location was at 475 Port Washington Blvd., closed in the early 1980's, basically now a strip mall. The newer location was at 75 Old Shore Road, closed in early 2001, became a Stop & Shop, and is now a Home Goods, since the Stop & Shop moved to a new larger building to the South.

  47. there was a Grand Union in Delhi,NY Now it is a Price Chopper

  48. there was 2 Grand unions in Oneonta.NY one was demolished 1n 1973 for construction of James Lettis Highway &Interstate 88 the other one closed in the 80's &still vacant

  49. There Was A Grand Union In Norwich, NY Closed Inthe 90"s Was a office For Agway Energy Products Now vacant

  50. I worked at GU from 73 to 01. Have store listings with addresses of the whole chain if anyone is interested

  51. the grand union in west Babylon (great south bay shopping center) is michaels

  52. the big star in charlotte,n.c. in the park road shopping center is now harris teeter.

  53. Well the sign in process ate my first draft, so I will try again. Willsboro NY had a Grand Union, it closed the first time Tops came to the North. Country. A local businessman tried to run it as an IGA but that has since closed, the building sits vacant. The Keeseville location's story was that it went from GU to Tops, when Tops left the first time Mac's Market took over. They left because the roof was beyond repair. This building also sits empty. The Lake Placid location on Rt 86 has been renovated and is now a Hannaford's.

    1. The Keeseville store became an IGA after Tops left. The IGA closed in 2009, Mac's Market moved in in 2010 and stayed until 2013, due to the bad roof as mentioned above. As of 2018, the building is just sitting, rotting away.

  54. The Ticonderoga ,NY Store now houses a Peebles and Aaron`s stores. The old store in downtown Ticonderoga became the firehouse in the 1970`s when GU moved to the bigger store.

    1. The Peebles closed in 2016. Aaron's takes up a small portion of the old GU, the rest of the building (including the former Peebles and a short-lived Verizon store) is sitting empty. The former Ames store in the same plaza is now occupied by a Dollar Tree and an Advance Auto Parts.

      Across the street from the Ticonderoga fire house/original Grand Union is a small assisted living facility which was once an A&P, and still (mostly) retains the old A&P facade.

  55. Sidney, NY location was never a Tops, and is not a Price Chopper. The Grand Union location has been vacant for several years (likely since it closed).

    Price Chopper is in the plaza just up the road, along with KMart

  56. The ShopRite on McDonald Avenue and Avenue H in Brooklyn, Ny was never a Grand Union. There was a Grand Union on McDonald Avenue at Caton Avenue that has become a Foodtown.

  57. As a former employee of grand union the big guys sure set a fine example by stealing from the company !

  58. As of 2012, the Colchester, VT Grand Union- turned P&C was a Price Chopper.

  59. According to some old photos on display in a nearby restaurant, Grand Union had a store in the Ethan Allen Shopping Center in Burlington, VT. I don't know when it closed, but the shopping center has had a Hannaford since at least 2009.

  60. There was a Grand Union in the Cherrywood Shopping Center in Wantagh, NY

    1. There were two in Levittown. Hempstead Turnpike & Division Avenue - burned down New Years Eve 1971/72 (?) Sat empty for years before becoming LA Fitness - now smaller stores. Newbridge Road & Levittown Parkway - closed early 80's (?)- now a Key Food.

  61. There was a Grand Union in Granville ny...dating back to the 1960s or earlier

  62. Does anyone know where Grand Union stores were located in Illinois other than the Yorktown Mall store in Lombard? I do not recall there being any in Chicago or the northern suburbs.

  63. i scrolled thru this list very quickly - I may have missed it.. but there was a GU in wappingers falls ny. i know, cuz i worked there - for a year or 2. and i even got bit buy a doggie in the vestibule, when bringing carts in from the parkin lot. (yeah I said "hi poochie pooch!! and that fqr bit me right on my hand!!) And it was New Yrs eve 1979 or maybe 80. Had to get a tetanus shot and docs told me not to drink for 24 hrs. NOT HAPPNIN DOC!! I survived. But the Wapp Falls Grand Union did not!!

  64. There used to be a Grand Union in Moravia, NY, which is now a supermarket called 'The Modern Market.' There was also one in the City of Auburn, NY. It closed in the 1980's and is now a Tops.

  65. There were two Grand Union stores in Danbury CT - one on White Street(now an orthopedic center) and one on Main Street (now a Price Rite). There was also a Grand Union in New Milford CT(now a Stop & Shop)

  66. Plainview NY GU is now Fairway

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  68. I do not understand why grand way department stores had. To close i use to live in paramus nj they had a grand union and a grandway in the same shopping center on rte 17

  69. Crown Point, NY once had a small Grand Union at the corner of Main St/Rt. 9N and Creek Road. It closed sometime in the late 70s/early 80s. The building was then a private residence for many years and currently houses an antique shop.

    Everybody's Market in Westport, NY was once a Grand Union, it closed sometime in the 70s.

    Port Henry, NY originally had a small GU store on Broad Street. The building was razed several decades ago, but the old (and very small) parking lot is still there. It was replaced by a bigger building just around the corner on South Main Street in the 50s. There were extensive renovations done and an addition built on in the mid 70s. The store became a Tops in 2001 after the bankruptcy, but closed in 2006 when Tops left the area. Port Henry was one of several former North Country GU/Tops locations that did NOT become a GU Family Market. There was talk about it becoming a Save A Lot, but ultimately the building sat empty for a year, and Rutland, Vermont-based Mac's Market (who still occupy the space to this day) bought the building and re-opened the store in 2007.

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  71. There was also a Grand Union in Williston Park, NY in the Herricks Shopping Center. My mom shopped there when I was a kid. It had a conveyor belt in the middle of the store to bring goods up from the basement. It's now an H-Mart. The conveyor belt is still there, but now it's cordoned off, presumably for safety reasons.

  72. reads Landing - later a Pathmark; now Fresh Emporium
    update: Food Emporium closed

    Sparta, Stop and Shop relocated to new building, GU location now Ocean State Job Lot

    Butler - GU location vacant, Stop and Shop relocated to the larger Pathmark site in Kinnelon which closed.

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  76. re:Malta NY this Grand Union was first at exit 11 on the Adirondack Northway. i worked there from 80 thru 82, about 2 decades later the mall it was in was rebuilt with a Hanniford. before that grand union was moved to exit 12 on the Adirondack Northway. then it was sold to Pricechopper, as it remains today.


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  79. The Saranac Lake location on the Essex County side closed in November 2018. The Franklin County one is set to undergo a $500,000 renovation.