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« Reply #810 on: July 09, 2013, 01:32:33 PM »

Grand Union Millerton, NY is still open.
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« Reply #811 on: November 13, 2013, 04:18:21 PM »

Well, 13 years after Grand Union built it, but never occupied it... the Poughkeepsie location across from Marist College will be a Ocean State Job Lot. Drove by it this morning and the sign is up. Not sure if it open yet....

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20131002/BUSINESS/310020011/
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« Reply #812 on: November 14, 2013, 03:15:37 PM »

The first line was great - if you build it, 13 years later they will come!

I wonder how much of the building they'll use for the actual store?  They have a store in the old Grand Union here in Valatie, and they blocked off a bit of it (a few feet on the right side and also put a wall in front of what was the meat/seafood areas in the rear, both are stock storage areas), plus using the former pharmacy for an employee area.  This store was one of the newer ones that GU had, but I'd think that (based on what I remember from the few times in the Albany store that was open for 6 months and identical to the Poughkeepsie never opened one) that those stores are even somewhat larger than Valatie was.

Should be great (both for them & the students) with Marist across the street and other colleges nearby.

OSJL seems to like grocery stores in NY - the Ballston & Valatie (plus this) are GU, the Schenectady is a former PC/Price Rite and the Fishkill is an old A&P.  Clifton Park is part of the Joy Store/Toys for Joy (not sure what it may have been before that, though) - the Albany one is part of a plaza that last housed AJ Wright, though the space may partially be where the GU/Albany Public once sat - no idea on the Babylon location.

Well, 13 years after Grand Union built it, but never occupied it... the Poughkeepsie location across from Marist College will be a Ocean State Job Lot. Drove by it this morning and the sign is up. Not sure if it open yet....

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20131002/BUSINESS/310020011/

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« Reply #813 on: November 15, 2013, 04:34:48 PM »

Here is another link about the former Grand Union building. It states that Job Lots is using 40,000 sq feet of the building. I am unsure of the total square footage...

http://www.wallacelawny.com/blog/2013/10/poughkeepsie-finally-gets-new-store-to-fill-unoccupied-building.shtml
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« Reply #814 on: November 16, 2013, 08:20:15 AM »

That's big for a Job Lot. The average store is around 30,000 Square Feet. The one in New Britain, Connecticut is around 40,000 Square Feet.
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« Reply #815 on: November 17, 2013, 08:25:45 AM »

OSJL seems to like grocery stores in NY - the Ballston & Valatie (plus this) are GU, the Schenectady is a former PC/Price Rite and the Fishkill is an old A&P.  Clifton Park is part of the Joy Store/Toys for Joy (not sure what it may have been before that, though) - the Albany one is part of a plaza that last housed AJ Wright, though the space may partially be where the GU/Albany Public once sat - no idea on the Babylon location.

North Babylon was a former Finast/Edwards - it never made it to being S&S. It was a pool supply store for years before becoming OSJL.

To take it back towards the thread topic, when S&S bought GU locations 12 or 13 years ago, Stop & Shop decided to take a GU over in the neighboring community of Deer Park, and that's still open to this day.
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« Reply #816 on: November 18, 2013, 11:17:20 PM »

anybody remember their last ditch effort to re-invent that lasted like 2 months? Weren't they called the Hot Dot or something like that.. I remember they opened in the old Ames Plaza in Palatine Bridge NY
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« Reply #817 on: November 19, 2013, 01:34:37 PM »

anybody remember their last ditch effort to re-invent that lasted like 2 months? Weren't they called the Hot Dot or something like that.. I remember they opened in the old Ames Plaza in Palatine Bridge NY

Yes - they did those for a short time (I know there was one on the outskirts of Schenectady - I think technically in Rotterdam?).

Of course, the very last re-invention was the Mega Save - at least the one that opened for about 6 months in Albany (Central Ave just above Westgate - on the site of the former Caldor, but a new building - now Home Depot on the site which is also a totally new building).  That one looked just like the Poughkeepsie one that never did open (which is how we knew what it was supposed to have been) that is now opening as Ocean State.
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« Reply #818 on: November 25, 2013, 09:59:46 PM »

Albany Ny this was the only megasave store to open



Colonie NY March 2001


Loudonville NY December 2000


Beacon NY
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December 2002


Unknown Location july 1988


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« Reply #819 on: November 26, 2013, 12:56:04 PM »


Colonie NY March 2001


Loudonville NY December 2000


I think these two are shots of the same store at different times - while it would be listed as a Loudonville address, Loundonville is part of the town of Colonie, so it may be listed that way also.


Beacon NY
March 2001


December 2002


Not sure if both of these are supposed to be the same store?  The second one is the Clifton Park location, as you can see the Crossings name on the plaza behind it - located at 9 & 146 - it's now a Kohl's.  The first one could be a different store that looks the same - the Beacon on the bags seems to be just them using odd bags, which they did a few times in later years - probably something that C&S had to get rid of.

Unknown Location july 1988

That's hard - it was a fairly common design - at least a few of them in this area.

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This one is kind of unusual - I wonder if they built it or remodeled it from someone else?  Probably later 1990's, based on the white building with green lettering.
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« Reply #820 on: November 29, 2013, 03:14:11 AM »

anyone got a pic of the megasave logo?
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« Reply #821 on: November 29, 2013, 09:31:52 AM »

The first one could be a different store that looks the same - the Beacon on the bags seems to be just them using odd bags, which they did a few times in later years - probably something that C&S had to get rid of.

Looking in the trunk, there is a huge clue: the whole bag reads "BEACON SUPERMARKET - 1028 BEACON ST - BROOKLINE". Your theory is right.

For the record, said market later went to Foodmaster (as "Johnnie's Fresh Market") and after Foodmaster shut down went to Whole Foods where it's the smallest location in the company.
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« Reply #822 on: December 08, 2013, 05:04:59 PM »

The first line was great - if you build it, 13 years later they will come!

I wonder how much of the building they'll use for the actual store?  They have a store in the old Grand Union here in Valatie, and they blocked off a bit of it (a few feet on the right side and also put a wall in front of what was the meat/seafood areas in the rear, both are stock storage areas), plus using the former pharmacy for an employee area.  This store was one of the newer ones that GU had, but I'd think that (based on what I remember from the few times in the Albany store that was open for 6 months and identical to the Poughkeepsie never opened one) that those stores are even somewhat larger than Valatie was.

Should be great (both for them & the students) with Marist across the street and other colleges nearby.

OSJL seems to like grocery stores in NY - the Ballston & Valatie (plus this) are GU, the Schenectady is a former PC/Price Rite and the Fishkill is an old A&P.  Clifton Park is part of the Joy Store/Toys for Joy (not sure what it may have been before that, though) - the Albany one is part of a plaza that last housed AJ Wright, though the space may partially be where the GU/Albany Public once sat - no idea on the Babylon location.

Well, 13 years after Grand Union built it, but never occupied it... the Poughkeepsie location across from Marist College will be a Ocean State Job Lot. Drove by it this morning and the sign is up. Not sure if it open yet....

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20131002/BUSINESS/310020011/



OSJL Manchester CT store was an old Finast. I used to work in that store when it was Edwards before it closed. I guess they like old stores, no expense to build new.
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« Reply #823 on: June 14, 2015, 10:29:33 AM »


Unknown Location july 1988



This was East Greenbush, NY.. torn down for the Wal-Mart supercenter expansion.
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« Reply #824 on: June 21, 2015, 01:13:53 PM »


Unknown Location july 1988



This was East Greenbush, NY.. torn down for the Wal-Mart supercenter expansion.

What a beautiful store it was..Grand Union was in my town growing up...East Hartford, CT.
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« Reply #825 on: November 01, 2015, 07:35:48 PM »

Albany Ny this was the only megasave store to open

Did MegaSave have its own logo like Hot Dot??
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« Reply #826 on: November 03, 2015, 11:38:19 AM »

Did MegaSave have its own logo like Hot Dot??

Being as noted this was the only one to open, and it lasted around 6 months, I don't think so.  I seem to remember that they used signs inside that said Mega Save to denote sections that had larger packages (kind of like having mini "wholesale club" sections around the store - I assume that was the whole idea of the concept, to encourage people to do more shopping there rather than going to a BJ's or Sam's).

I guess you could also say the GU on the red dot was a "newer" logo, not specifically for this store (see the one green/white store that also has it) but I don't think it appeared on many locations.
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« Reply #827 on: December 26, 2017, 10:21:26 PM »

are there any grand union brand grocery pics?
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« Reply #828 on: December 27, 2017, 12:06:51 PM »

are there any grand union brand grocery pics?

Well, not quite a picture but something (somehow I wound up with these three very small magnets of GU items - probably something that was floating around in one of the stores when they were closing up).
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