Posted by: Manager / Associate Curator | March 25, 2018

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. Ltd

155 Pitt_AP_scrap0083_1960This December 1960 image shows the old A&P groceteria at 155 Pitt Street with window signs announcing the store’s imminent closure and the subsequent grand opening of its new modern store at 814 Sydney Street.

AP 1961_Farm Boy 2018_webIn this fantastic January 1961 Marcel Quenneville image we see the new A&P store’s official opening; the photo below Quenneville’s is mine [Don Smith’s] from today showing Farm Boy now in the same venue.

Rurban CRFarm Boy got its start in a section of the former Powdrell and Alexander curtain factory at Cumberland and Fourth Street. Rurban now calls that location home. Do you or someone you know have photos of the Bellemaire’s original farm market at that Cumberland Street location? If so, please e-mail me at .



  1. What great photos. I never knew that the A&P was on Pitt.

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