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

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Tue May 16 13:35:07 EDT 2017


A+P was the largest retailer in the country the year I was born.

It is gone now.

In that same year, Walmart wasn't Walmart yet, and had only the original
store.

DanG

On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 1:07 PM, paul johnson <paulzjoh at mtnhome.com> wrote:

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