The removal of the “Right Store Right Price” sign tacked onto the side of the Kroger at 239 W. 20th St. briefly revealed long-buried evidence of the building’s long-hidden relationship with Weingarten, a parking lot cruising reader notes. Yes, that Weingarten (which currently owns the shopping center): the company’s account of its own history notes that the Weingarten family started out in the grocery biz, then got into real estate to build its own stores. The company dropped supermarkets altogether in the early 1980s and went into real estate full time.
By mid-afternoon yesterday, the newly unearthed traces of the company’s former association with the building had already been beiged out:
- History [Weingarten Realty]
Photos: Chris Barnes (top and bottom), Andy M. (2nd)
Hey, don’t stop with the sign….. Keep dismantling in an easterly direction please.
redo this kroger please!!!
Now that they can sell wine and beer, I’m sure this location is in for some big changes…
In Fiesta’s last weeks once HEB on Dunlavy/W. Alabama opened, Fiesta hung out a sign exclaiming, to the effect, “Family Run Business for 30 Years!” Fiesta, as that brand, hadn’t been there that long. The irony that Finger should redevelop the ‘ole Weingarten’s. Reminds me: Good Will to Academy– the right store (for?) the right price!
Still have some dried oregano from Weingarten. No bar code even
I wish Weingarten would demolish the entire strip center. The Kroger is disgusting. With HEB opening 4 blocks away – this is likely the end of Kroger here anyway.
My first encounter with that Kroger is told here: