Memphis Grocery Stores From The Past

Memphis Grocery Stores From The Past

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Jeremy Grimaldi

Smithville, TN

#1 Sep 15, 2011
I am trying to recall the many grocery stores in Memphis's past. I can remember PicPac, Hogue & Knott, A&P, Crondolet, Dixiemart, Giant Foods, Big Star and MegaMarket. Can anyone come up with any more and share any memories you might have of them?
Smith

Marco, Italy

#2 Sep 15, 2011
Big John's
pjt

Memphis, TN

#3 Sep 28, 2011
The Treasury. It was like Corondolet.
Ranger

Somerville, TN

#4 Sep 28, 2011
There was a National Food Store on Poplar near Tillman and don't forget Giant Foods and Fred Montesi's. The location of the first PicPac was at 999 Jackson.
Honestly

Memphis, TN

#5 Sep 29, 2011
The Montesi's, located where the MIFA Center is now, I think at Vance & East St, used to have a wonderful carry-out Deli. Their hot turkey sandwiches bring back grand memories.
Honestly

Memphis, TN

#6 Sep 29, 2011
Also, there was Weona Markets (I think 3 or 4) and Sellars(sp) Grocers on Southern, near Mariana St.?
Mississippi Man

Olive Branch, MS

#7 Sep 29, 2011
Tho not a large chain, there were several D'Caro's in Memphis and Collierville.
shop

Memphis, TN

#8 Sep 30, 2011
Big Star
Oldtimer

Danville, WV

#9 Oct 12, 2011
What was the name of the grocery store between Poplar and the RR tracks, across the street from maybe an IHOP and could be Sears? I think the street was Perkins or maybe Perkins Ext.
I'm talking Ca. 1987-'92 or so.
and, oh yes, Megamarket was GREAT!
HOG

United States

#10 Oct 12, 2011
Sisco's on National and Macon
Oldtimer

Danville, WV

#11 Oct 12, 2011
Yeah, Sisco. Across from Oak Court. Loved that store, they had a marvellous selection of Bulk Tea, even had hard-to-find Lapsang Souchong.
Another of my favorites was across from the Eastgate Shopping Center. Maybe a Piggly Wiggly?
Including Megamarket, I could, and did, easily spend hours in those stores.
I love my retirement!
Honestly

Memphis, TN

#12 Oct 16, 2011
Gemco was one of the first membership type stores, limited to government, and certain other type employees, I think. They were out Lamar in the Clearpool area and were on the layout of a Walmart, but with better class products. I remember jewelry and food being sold in a warehouse style environment.
truth be told

Union City, TN

#13 Oct 17, 2011
Good Memories !!
papillonflyers

Memphis, TN

#14 Oct 26, 2011
Well not so long ago Piggy Wiggly, Sessel's,Jingle Jungle, Albertson's. Montesis's still have one store open on Summer.
Mark Haley

United States

#15 Jan 1, 2013
Does anyone remember the name of the one at Pauline and Jefferson? Where the med is now?
Theresa

Manassas, VA

#16 May 19, 2013
How about Bruno's BuyRite and Weingarten's Food Center, both in the grocery store building at White Station and Quince? And, yes, Hogue and Knott, at Park and Kimball, was it? Theirs was the first automatic (!) door I saw as a 2 year old. There was also Curb Market, a forerunner of 711s. John Gray's became a Big Star. Don't forget all of the little Italian American owned markets back in the day. Many to name. Lastly, I had A. Toussant laughing at the thought of Weona (we own a) grocery. Loved their signature screen door.
debra r

Cedar Falls, IA

#17 May 19, 2014
Jeremy Grimaldi wrote:
I am trying to recall the many grocery stores in Memphis's past. I can remember PicPac, Hogue & Knott, A&P, Crondolet, Dixiemart, Giant Foods, Big Star and MegaMarket. Can anyone come up with any more and share any memories you might have of them?
kents and jump and grab on Jackson street
debra r

Cedar Falls, IA

#18 May 19, 2014
Jeremy Grimaldi wrote:
I am trying to recall the many grocery stores in Memphis's past. I can remember PicPac, Hogue & Knott, A&P, Crondolet, Dixiemart, Giant Foods, Big Star and MegaMarket. Can anyone come up with any more and share any memories you might have of them?
kents was like a dollar store and jump and grab on Jackson street those days was the good days 1981 1982
debra r

Cedar Falls, IA

#19 May 19, 2014
they don't even have jungle juice here in iowa or a churches chicken
Looking

Memphis, TN

#20 May 19, 2014
High Point Grocery on high point terrace. I worked there in college. As far as I know it's still there.

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