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.

Locations

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

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 - now Hannaford

Dobbs Ferry - now a Stop & Shop

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

East Greenbush (Rts 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 years ago, recently caught fire.

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 - Still Open

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 - later Tops, later Grand Union again; now Parrys general store (last CNY store)

Hancock - Still Open as Tops

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

Highland - Became Hannaford

Hoosick Falls - Still Open

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 - still open

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

Loudonville - now Price Chopper

Little Neck - now Stop & Shop

Mahopac - now a Key Food Marketplace

Malta - now Price Chopper

Massapequa - now a Pathmark

Mechanicville - No longer a Grand Union

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 now be a Save-A-Lot.

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

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 - no longer on Long Island

Plattsburgh - now a TJ Maxx (3 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, Stop & Shop built next door

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 - 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 fa├žade)

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

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 in 2013

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

West Babylon - became Foodtown; now is a ShopRite

West Islip - no longer on Long Island

West Nyack - became Stop & Shop

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

West Coxsackie - now Tops

West Hempstead - now a Pathmark

In October 2005, C&S's Grand Union Family Market division announced it 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).

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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 - now a Pathmark

Glen Rock - no longer a Grand Union

Hackensack - now a Stop & Shop

Hardwick - now Tops

Hawthorne - was no longer a Grand Union

Hazlet - formerly located in the Airport Plaza

Lake Hiawatha - now a Foodtown

Landing - now a Pathmark

Livingston - Now Pathmark

Madison - Now Super Stop & Shop

Manalapan - now a Best Buy

Matawan - Currently a Bed, Bath & Beyond

Middletown - now a Stop & Shop

Midland Park - no longer a Grand Union

Montvale - now "The Gym"

Northland - TBD

Oakland - now a Staples and Zeytinia

North Brunswick - now an A&P

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 is 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 - 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


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Vermont


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 - TBD

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 - TBD

Poultney - now Shaws

Randolph - now Shaws

Rutland

- 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


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Connecticut

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

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Florida

Miami (3) - Left in early '80s

Coral Gables - Later Winn-Dixie and OfficeMax

Pompano Beach - left decades ago as well

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Ontario

Toronto area - Now Metro

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Other states and the Carribean

Virginia
Pennsylvania (Milford store about to be Key Food. Was also in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area)
West Virginia
New Hampshire
Puerto Rico
Maryland
US Virgin Islands
Texas
Georgia
Pennsylvania
North Carolina
South Carolina
Washington, DC
Tennessee
Alabama
Mississippi
Arkansas
Oklahoma
Ohio
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Missouri
Kentucky
Louisiana

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

54 comments:

  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...

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  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.

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  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!!!

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  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.

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  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!!

    BDK

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

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  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.

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

    BDK

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  9. Some additions to Vermont stores...

    Waitsfield,VT
    Morrisville, VT
    Berlin, VT
    Waterbury,, VT

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

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

    Hanover, NH
    West Lebanon, NH
    Lincoln, NH

    That's all I have....

    BDK

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  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.

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  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

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  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

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

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  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.

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    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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/23616573@N06/2251471530/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/23616573@N06/4813905603/

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

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  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.

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  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...

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

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  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

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

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  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.

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  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.

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

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  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.

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

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

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  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

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  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

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  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.

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

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  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.

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  40. Storrs is closed. Building is vacant.

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  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.

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  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!

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

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    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.

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  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.

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

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  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

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

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  50. I worked at GU from 73 to 01. Have store listings with addresses of the whole chain if anyone is interested
    n541008@aol.com

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

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

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