Old Richmond Grocery Stores

I was doing some work-related research once upon a time and stumbled across http://www.groceteria.com/ website. This great website is devoted to supermarket history and architecture mainly from the 1920's to the 1970's and I highly recommend that you visit that site if you haven't done so already.

Anyway, I got to getting sort of nostalgic about going to the store when I was a kid and realizing that Colonial, Food Fair, Safeway, and A&P are all gone - if not entirely, at least from Richmond.

So, strictly as a pastime and out of curiousity, I decided to do sort of what David Gwynn of the Groceteria.com was doing for places like Charlotte and San Francisco, but about Richmond. First I developed a list of addresses of grocery store and supermarket locations, and then I started taking some pictures. Right now the address list contains over 500 entries and I know it's incomplete because I haven't even added much in the way of current or recent locations since I figure those are low-hanging fruit.

The (Top) Mark of David

I have been an avid buyer and collector of restaurant ware and other collectible items for many years and am happy to be a member of The Restaurant Ware Collectors Network.

Here you'll find a wide selection of collectible china and other items related to the original users of these interesting pieces of history, in most every price range and style, from the ridiculous to the sublime.