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About TenPoundHammer

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    East Tawas, MI
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    roads and highways, malls (especially dead/dying ones), urban exploration, etc. etc.

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  1. TenPoundHammer

    Spartan Stores history

    Here in Tawas City, we have a local store called Neiman's that is supplied by Spartan. Earlier this week I saw some NashFinch branded items there. So it looks like they are starting to cross pollinate.
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    Spartan Stores history

    I found something saying that Family Fare once had three stores in Indiana. Anyone know where they were?
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    Spartan Stores history

    I'm looking for history and former locations of all the Spartan brands that have been in GR over the years. A 2007 thread ( http://www.urbanplanet.org/forums/index.php/topic/43774-dw-locations/ ) had some listings of former D&W locations, but I haven't been able to follow up on a few of them yet so I don't know exactly where some of them were. Any help would be appreciated! Also, I'm trying to find information on when and where Family Fare was founded, and by whom, but I'm completely empty handed. SpartanNash's website has no historical info at all.
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    Old mall in Temple

    Looking online, I found that before Temple Mall opened, there was another mall on I-35 near exit 299 (Dodgen Loop). From what I can tell, it's called Outdoor America Mall now, and it has RoomStore and a now closed RV dealer. I can't find a shred of information about it online, though, and would like to know its history. What anchor stores did it have, first of all? They almost look like maybe Woolco and a supermarket.
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    My "local" (ha!) Meijer's is the one on Wilder Road in Bay City. This one was appparently built in the late 1980s or so. Recently it was remodeled inside to the "meijer" layout, including a larger pharmacy and a much smaller (hmph) Home Office section. a drive thru was tacked onto the pharmacy, but strangely the window is on the passenger side as you drive through, just like if you go through the drive thru on the left side of a Rally's.
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    I agree that the Meijer in Ionia is fugly. The one on Telegraph in Southfield looks like that too. Actually, the entries aren't bad, but the rest of the store is blech. Especially that new logo. Wonder what they'll do with the old Meijer? Why not put a Target there so you have FOUR discount chains in a row? (Watch, they'll actually do that just 'cause I said that.)
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    Traverse City

    Of course, before all that, there was a drive-in (The Sundowner) out on that stretch of 31 near Chums Corner... as far as I know, the drive in was only open for like five years. By the way, speaking of Chums Corner - I noticed that TC's only Dollar General is in Chums, and the nearest Family Dollar is Kalkaska. Even though Family Dollar is usually for small towns, I see plenty in bigger towns, so I'm surprised that they don't have one in TC at all.
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    Traverse City

    I love Traverse City, it's a beautiful mix of rural and urban. Even the older developments (e. g. area around Cherryland Mall) look good. Unfortunately, from where I live (Oscoda), it takes FOREVER to get there! Speaking of Cherryland, does anyone have pics of it before it was turned into the half-dead strip mall it is now?