Saturday, February 26, 2005

let's go krogering!

A vanishing icon of grocery retailing: the classic four-sided Kroger sign tower, popular during the '70s and '80s. Photo taken by your friendly neighborhood blogger in Hollins, Virginia, Friday, February 25, 2005.

Here is the Roanoke Valley's newest Kroger, opened February 22, 2005 at Cave Spring Corners in southwest Roanoke County. It replaced a 30 year old store in the same shopping center and was built on the site of a former Ames discount store. (Eric Brady/The Roanoke Times)

Here's a little goofy music to take you where I am when I see these signs and the Kroger stores of the era: Can You Feel It by The Jacksons