Above, in case You Care, is how that A&P - built in their iconic "Colonial" style - looks today.
Creepy, ain't it? Another building has long since gone up over the left side of the old parking lot.
A lot of these old buildings have been repurposed in a multitude of ways. But there aren't too many left with much of the original appointments still intact, such as the palladium, vane and fence-like "wings."
(The old A&P - uphill from "The
Curve" across from Sike's Shoes - was a more visible location. While
the 'new' one was convenient to its neighborhood, it was far off the beaten
path. My grandmother, who lived in Homewood, considered it - in her
vernacular - "Way out of the way.")
11/29/2008 -- 752 PM EST