Thursday, September 12, 2019

Snapshot: West's ShurFine - Livonia, NY

Once again, we only see the exterior of this store here in Livonia, a small town just east of Conesus Lake. I regret not photographing the interior here (I was in a hurry, but I did go inside to grab a circular).
There are two West's (which were previously part of the ShurFine cooperative, now dissolved), the other one being in Honeoye, about ten miles east. We'll be checking that one out tomorrow.
This building looks vaguely like a 1970s-era A&P, but I have no idea whether it ever was one. I'd be inclined to say no because the building does not line up exactly. See Maplewood, NJ for reference. Like the Big M in Bloomfield, this store has a gas station in front.
It just has an A&P feel to it, but it's probably just the era of store construction we're looking at. Come back tomorrow for the other West's! This one is located at 1 Main St, Livonia, NY.

Photographed August 2018

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  1. The whole building has an A&P-ness to it; and A&P often built stores at "1 Main St" in towns all across the country. The odd steel design even reminds me of A&P. However, I have to disqualify this as ever being an A&P due to the minimal height difference between the main peak in the awning, and the rest of it. A&P typically had a greater height difference between the two.

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    1. I would agree with you. Also, weren't the raised center parts typically centered on the store? I guess not always (like Califon).

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