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Old 01-08-2014, 01:44 PM   #41
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I remember the A&P stores - my Mother would let me open an A&P brand bag of coffee and grind it in their coffee grinding machine - I can still smell the aroma.

I believe their logo was Red and White.

Just think of the many airlines that are now gone - Eastern,NorthEast,NorthWest,Braniff,Capital,Hughes to name just a few.
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Brookshire's here lets ya grind yer own. That smell is heavenly ain't it?

Our Brookshire's also has a full time sushi chef, he's there all day making it fresh, or will make what you want while you wait. He makes an awesome octopus salad too!

OK, dang it all this food talk...I gotta go to the grocery store...taste buds screaming! I'm making chicken cacciatore Cajun style for dinner tonight by golly.
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Old 01-08-2014, 01:58 PM   #42
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B,
Brookshire's here lets ya grind yer own. That smell is heavenly ain't it?

Our Brookshire's also has a full time sushi chef, he's there all day making it fresh, or will make what you want while you wait. He makes an awesome octopus salad too!

OK, dang it all this food talk...I gotta go to the grocery store...taste buds screaming! I'm making chicken cacciatore Cajun style for dinner tonight by golly.
The aroma is great and I don't even drink coffee

We got Brookshires here - they're mostly in the smaller surrounding towns. It's been said the DFW Metroplex is one of the most competitive supermarket markets around.

We got the Wal Mart SuperCenters and Neighborhood Markets, Tom Thumbs, Aldis, some Albertsons and the 800 pound gorilla Kroger.

Kroger has just announced a big expansion here with a new type store that sells furniture, has a Starbucks,etc in addition to groceries.
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Brookshire's here lets ya grind yer own. That smell is heavenly ain't it?
I'll tell ya a coffee smell that's heavenly, coffee beans being roasted. If coffee tasted like the smell during roasting no one would ever drink tea.
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This topic reminds me of something I researched a few years ago. I hate to see businesses go down, or close.........but it's just the way it is.

How many of us remember the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company? In it's heyday it had over 15,000 stores.....which is more than Wal-Mart. It has only around 300 still operating.

It was also the largest US retailer from 1915 to 1965.

I'm sure about all of us reading this have been in one...........but may not recognize the long name, and never knew that A&P stood for that.
Had a&p in Natchitoches for a long time but its been gone now for 20+ years.
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I remember the A&P stores - my Mother would let me open an A&P brand bag of coffee and grind it in their coffee grinding machine - I can still smell the aroma.

I believe their logo was Red and White.

Just think of the many airlines that are now gone - Eastern,NorthEast,NorthWest,Braniff,Capital,Hughes to name just a few.
And TWA.
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And TWA.
And I think the most iconic was Pan Am.
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And I think the most iconic was Pan Am.
I can't believe I forgot TWA and Pan Am. Plus there are plenty of small regionals that are gone including Air Cal, Reno,PSA and others.
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I can still remember eating at Sambo's (gone) and Bonanza (a few left).

A friend and I happened to be staying in Pine Bluff Arkansas a few years back and checked our Garmin for close by restaurants and a Bonanza showed up. We didn't know any were still open as they all shut down in LA many years ago. Imagine our surprise when we drove to it just to make sure and there it was. We were like kids in a candy store. The manager told us there were around 50 still open.

As long as we are taking a trip down nostalgia lane......I still miss Burger Chef.
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I can still remember eating at Sambo's (gone) and Bonanza (a few left).

A friend and I happened to be staying in Pine Bluff Arkansas a few years back and checked our Garmin for close by restaurants and a Bonanza showed up. We didn't know any were still open as they all shut down in LA many years ago. Imagine our surprise when we drove to it just to make sure and there it was. We were like kids in a candy store. The manager told us there were around 50 still open.
How about the Roy Rogers steak houses and Shakeys Pizza to mention to two more
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