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bing101:

--- Quote from: Takumi on September 22, 2022, 07:18:41 AM ---Winn-Dixie once extended as far north as Virginia as recently as 2004.

Richmond had a few Safeway locations until the early 1990s. At least one became a Food Lion.

I know there was at least one Agip station in the area in the 90s. There donít seem to be any in the US now.

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Safeway still exists in California mainly because it's the flagship supermarket in the Bay area and Sacramento areas.
I got another Fry's Supermarkets are defunct and forgotten in California but are well known in Arizona.

SectorZ:
Pizza Hut, for reasons that should shock no one, is more or less defunct in New England after having a large presence. I used to have over a dozen within 20 miles of me, now down to two, and one of them is a take-out only location.

Takumi:

--- Quote from: 1995hoo on September 22, 2022, 08:08:17 AM ---
--- Quote from: Takumi on September 22, 2022, 07:18:41 AM ---....

Richmond had a few Safeway locations until the early 1990s. At least one became a Food Lion.

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That was broader than just Richmond. They pulled out of "central Virginia" overall, including Charlottesville (which had several Safeways); I recall one of my college roommates was quite dismayed about it because he was loyal to Safeway as the chain he patronized at home in Connecticut. I distinctly remember his odd statement that he found it hard to "develop a shopping strategy" at the other Charlottesville-area grocery stores.

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That is an odd statement. I only remember going to Safeway once or twice, because there were closer stores. The south side of town where we lived had a couple independent grocery stores that we frequented until they became victims of Wal-Mart building a supercenter. (As was the very briefly open ďThe Grocery StoreĒ, an Aldi-like concept by Hampton Roads-based Farm Fresh.) North side of town had Food Lion, Ukropís, and Winn-Dixie. The Food Lion is still around, Ukropís is now Publix, and Winn-Dixie was a thrift store before it became an auto body shop.

webny99:
Arby's - At least three Rochester-area locations have closed in the past decade and they're down to just three locations.

Friendly's - They're gone from western NY except for one in Olean and one or two in the the Syracuse area.

BlueOutback7:

--- Quote from: webny99 on September 22, 2022, 11:19:32 AM ---Arby's - At least three Rochester-area locations have closed in the past decade and they're down to just three locations.

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 Itís the same deal in Massachusetts. The closest Arbyís to my house is actually in New Hampshire up in Nashua. Otherwise, thereís only two locations in Massachusetts. One in Auburn near the Auburn Mall and another one in Chicopee on MA 33. There used to be one at the Solomon Pond Mall, but doing a search on that reveals that it has closed. I guess thatís due to the presence of several local roast beef sandwich shops in Greater Boston which are obviously better.
I mentioned this in another thread, but Krispy Kreme used to exist in very small numbers near Boston. I think there was one in Malden or Medford I forget which, but theyíre still thriving in the Southeastern states.

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