old grocery store question... 1970s

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studioone
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what grocery store was at the bend in Bryan? Corner of homestead and texas ave. Currently a Bingo parlor...

Was it a weingartens?

My mom and I got into n argument about what used to be there in the 70s....
woodiewood
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studioone said:

what grocery store was at the bend in Bryan? Corner of homestead and texas ave. Currently a Bingo parlor...

Was it a weingartens?

My mom and I got into n argument about what used to be there in the 70s....
It was Weingartens at some time. On the second floor there is still a large Weingartens sign on the wall. If course it could have been another chain grocer before or after. I have a photo of the sign somewhere on my backup drive. https://csroadsandretail.blogspot.com/2013/12/weingarten-supermarket-bryan.html
Brazos1865
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Weingarten's as far back as my memory goes. Seems like it may have been a Safeway after that, maybe in the '80s. Then Safeway moved to the Brazos County Health Department building at Texas and WJB, maybe…
UmustBKidding
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Weingartens became Safeway while the Safeway at 25th an tx was open. I thought it was crazy how long they kept both stores. Ps3d blog linked above is correct per my remembering.
BaronDeBishopville
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Safeway was at the Health Department location in the early 60's.
Brazos1865
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Gotcha. And…Piggly Wiggly at 24th and Tabor.
BaronDeBishopville
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The grocery store at 24th and Tabor was an Orr's in the early 60's. There was a sign at North Texas and Russell(?) announcing a future Orr's location put up about that time period. It was there for years, I think it finally just fell over.
Rapier108
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IIRC, Piggly Wiggly was at the location on Texas Avenue where Aarons and Rent a Tire now are.
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maroon barchetta
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OP's mom will be so proud that her son resorted to getting help from internet strangers to be able to prove her wrong.
halibut sinclair
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Rapier108 said:

IIRC, Piggly Wiggly was at the location on Texas Avenue where Aarons and Rent a Tire now are.
That is correct - I had a friend that worked there. There was also a Piggly Wiggly at 24th and Tabor in the late 70s-80s, as stated earlier.
Dumbfounded
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Piggly Wiggly at Tx and Rosemary and Orr's at Tx and North (I think).
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