[Ads-l] Facebookery: "What was the A&P?"

paul johnson paulzjoh at MTNHOME.COM
Tue May 16 13:07:58 EDT 2017


Yes, east on 53rd street probably around Blackstone and/or Dorchester, 
south side of the street


On 5/16/2017 11:57 AM, Jim Parish wrote:
> I believe there was an A&P in Hyde Park when I first arrived there, in 
> 1978. I don't know when it closed, but I have a vague memory of it 
> that, if accurate, can't have been earlier than 1980.
>
> Jim Parish
>
>
> On 5/16/2017 11:54 AM, paul johnson wrote:
>> Curious, in the forties I remember A&P in Chicago.  Memory says they 
>> were always the worst kept stores always sort of dirty. If anything, 
>> more neighborhood than chain store in their overall look.
>>
>>
>> On 5/16/2017 11:48 AM, Shawnee Moon wrote:
>>> Admission: I'm old enough to have shopped there.
>>>
>>> Ann Landers, the late advice columnist, once said, "When an old 
>>> person dies, a library burns."
>>>
>>> I've always liked that one, because all of their accumulated 
>>> knowledge is gone. I can't think of how many times I've wanted to 
>>> ask my mother something...
>>>
>>> A good thing though, is our culture is being recorded, every word, 
>>> selfie, blog, news story, opinion and cat video, on the internet.
>>>
>>> ... maybe that's not such a good thing...
>>>
>>> Imagine in ten thousand years if man implodes, alien archaeologists 
>>> come digging around our artifacts. Besides the great books and 
>>> worktop arts, they'll also find half naked teenagers duck-lipped 
>>> selfies...
>>>
>>> Mailed from the Moon 🌜
>>>
>>>> On May 16, 2017, at 8:11 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> 
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Some of us even remember the original name—the Great Atlantic and 
>>>> Pacific Tea Company.  The last A&P in New Haven shuttered around 15 
>>>> years ago, if memory serves.  It probably doesn’t, though.
>>>>
>>>> LH
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> On May 16, 2017, at 3:53 AM, W Brewer <brewerwa at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Something about John Updike in high school.
>>>>>
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