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Grocery Stores
(09-28-2018, 10:56 AM)KevinL Wrote: Get the brand right folks, it was HiWay Market. (I can still hear the radio jingle...)

That might be so, but it's a terrific way to weed out the locals from the non-locals.

I am 99% sure that HiWay Market was way smaller than I remember it as a child. It seemed huge to me, but I am guessing it wasn't that large. I do remember the flat escalator and the grocery clerks taking the carts down to the exit level. Good times.
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Here's a blast from the past! I was doing some housecleaning and found some decade-plus old shopping bags...

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A few weeks ago, I went to Food Basics at Fisher Hallman and University for the first time since their renovations and was pleasantly surprised to see self checkout kiosks. Seeing as the checkouts were usually understaffed, this is a great improvement.
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That's the first I've seen self-checkout at a grocer on the 'discount' side of the spectrum (Walmart excluded). How soon will No Frills or FreshCo follow suit?
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(09-29-2018, 06:57 PM)jeffster Wrote:
(09-28-2018, 10:56 AM)KevinL Wrote: Get the brand right folks, it was HiWay Market. (I can still hear the radio jingle...)

That might be so, but it's a terrific way to weed out the locals from the non-locals.

I am 99% sure that HiWay Market was way smaller than I remember it as a child. It seemed huge to me, but I am guessing it wasn't that large. I do remember the flat escalator and the grocery clerks taking the carts down to the exit level. Good times.

Throw Back Thursday #TBT Article from the WR Record from 2015

https://www.therecord.com/community-stor...ay-market/

Photo from Hiway Market original store 1952 



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Photo from 1987 just weeks before Hiway Market was closed 

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Where was this store?
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WOW  Good memories.  I remember running the shopping carts down the ramps...that was so much fun !!
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(Yesterday, 07:23 AM)jamincan Wrote: Where was this store?

On Weber St, where Zehrs "HiWay Centre" is today.
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(Yesterday, 08:33 AM)panamaniac Wrote:
(Yesterday, 07:23 AM)jamincan Wrote: Where was this store?

On Weber St, where Zehrs "HiWay Centre" is today.

But facing King, to the west, where the highway is now? Searching for the actual address now comes out to the Eskander Auto Sales lot, apparently actually at 2786:

https://goo.gl/maps/6iMhoDyb9ry

Anybody know if it was fully demolished, or does the Zehr’s store and attached strip mall include any element of the HiWay building?
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King Street used to run where the expressway(highway 8) is now, that's why there's that little stub of King Street E with the dead-end on the map, and why King Street turns into Weber at that point.
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