Piggly Wiggly's first store in New England

There are 6 comments on the May 27, 2013, Worcester Telegram & Gazette story titled Piggly Wiggly's first store in New England. In it, Worcester Telegram & Gazette reports that:

Click / tap on the photo to see present day view. FITCHBURG -- Piggly Wiggly's first store in New England opened on River Street in Fitchburg in 1970.

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Yankee Transplant

Auburndale, FL

#1 May 29, 2013
I clicked on teh Telegram link and I remember that old store. Right next to the Thunderbird Pizza and Dairy Queen I think. It's been many years since I've been back to Fitchburg. Look at the food prices in the window! 22 cents a pound for chicken and 10 cents for a loaf of bread. I'm only in my 50's and that makes me feel ancient.

Gardner, MA

#2 May 29, 2013
Still one of the biggest National grocery stores around.


Concord, MA

#3 May 29, 2013
I'm sure Wong will be shopping there onk,onk, pork chops on the house,in't it fit and fun in fitchburg,yu go gurl

North Port, FL

#4 Sep 25, 2013
I remember walking to this store when I was like in 3rd grade during a big snowstorm with my sister. People don't believe there was one but I know. LOL

North Port, FL

#5 Sep 25, 2013
Wickedguy wrote:
Still one of the biggest National grocery stores around.
The Dairy Queen is still there. I am 49 and I must have been in 3rd or 4th grade when it was there. I dont know what year it closed. I went with my dad and my grandson to the dairy queen on River Rd just last summer. It is nice to visit the same places you went to as a kid with your grandchildren. He doesn't live far from there either. Kind of amazing because his mom is from VT.

Concord, MA

#6 Sep 25, 2013
No it's the fairy queen

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