Compare Foods, which is now a Gala Foods as I mentioned in passing yesterday, and the America's Food Basket. Worcester is the city I now call home, but if you love the NY/NJ area, don't worry! There's lots more of that material to cover, and I'll throw in a little Worcester every once in a while.
Coming back from a Price Chopper a week ago (which we will tour, someday...), I made a left turn one block too soon and hit three grocery stores I hadn't seen before. Eddie's Super Plaza is one of them. Eddie's is a small grocery store with a butcher and deli, produce, and a very small selection of dairy and frozen. There are a few aisles of packaged groceries as well; the storebrand is Krasdale.
According to the A&P Preservation blogger, this style of sign was most likely introduced with the "We Watch Our P's and Q's" campaign in 1982; however, the sunrise logo was introduced in 1976, so it could be as old as that. A&P Preservation also informed me that this style of sign was mostly installed in centennial model A&Ps during their renovations. There was an A&P centennial model in Worcester, at 700 Southbridge St. That store, along with many others, is coming to The Market Report but very far in the future. If you want to visit for yourself, Eddie's Super Plaza is at 300 Pleasant St in Worcester.
UPDATE: A revisit to the store reveals that the other side is hollow. A&P Preservation informs us that these signs were typically mounted directly to the wall, rather than hanging as it is here. Despite my insistence that I saw the other side of this sign, I was wrong. Thanks, A&P Preservation!
Back to Brooklyn bright and early tomorrow morning!