The Ghosts of Columbus Past
November 21, 2014 11:38 am at 11:38 am #1051560
The area around that ravine by 270 was a major stone tool making site. They’ve found fragments of flint that were brought from New York and the Carolinas. Over by Bright Rd., there’s the northernmost known mound group in Ohio. That slope they just dug out for Emerald was a known site with a lot of work pits.November 26, 2014 11:52 am at 11:52 am #1052254
Nice collection of Big Bear photos here today:December 6, 2014 10:21 am at 10:21 am #1053568
More grocery: Searching for “fazio” didn’t bring this thread up so I’ll add this find. I was poking in a back cabinet and I found something wrapped in a bread bag from Fazio’s which was the grocery arm of Gold Circle Stores.December 6, 2014 11:55 am at 11:55 am #1053574
Fisher Fazio’s was a Cleveland chain that was briefly in Columbus-most notably next to Gold Circle on Olentangy RR.
It was nice to be able to take a bus from the Ohio Union to that location when living on campus 45 years ago.December 6, 2014 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm #1053576
Didn’t they share the same space? IIRC it was a little like the walmart setup where there’s one main entrance, go left for groceries or right for the department store.December 7, 2014 12:34 am at 12:34 am #1053601
Didn’t they share the same space? IIRC it was a little like the walmart setup where there’s one main entrance, go left for groceries or right for the department store.
That’s how Big Bear / Harts was set up. Could you be thinking of that?December 7, 2014 1:11 am at 1:11 am #1053603
The stores were separate entities – Fisher Foods/Fazio’s leased space from Lazarus/Federated/Gold Circle. The grocery had different hours from Gold Circle – I remember waiting for GC West Broad to open when grocery shopping with my mother early summer mornings. There was a gate between the two spaces. Also, Fazio’s pulled out of Columbus sometime in the 1980’s, and the stores converted to a warehouse concept called “Kash ‘n’ Karry” which had no affiliation with Fazio’s.January 3, 2015 3:00 pm at 3:00 pm #1057609
I just stumbled across this particular topic a few minutes ago, it brought back a ton of memories growing up in Columbus.
I hope I’m not repeating an earlier post, but one of my particular tech faves was the QUBE remote. For those not familiar, it was an early interactive TV control, about the size of a mailbox, “conveniently” corded, of course. And when you had that “AHA!” moment when you found out that you could simply pry open the side of the console, and realize that a simple, well placed paper clip opened up a completely new world (soft core porno) of entertainment options.January 3, 2015 3:47 pm at 3:47 pm #1057642
Of course, the other phenomena was this former Fotomat located in Great Southern Shopping Center at S High St and I 270; somebody had the brilliant idea to repurpose the structure into an Italian/Chinese drive-thru, and while I really can’t recall the name (I think it was called Presutti & Chin), the food left a more lasting impression; horrible! Did they have any other locations in CMH?January 3, 2015 4:29 pm at 4:29 pm #1057648
There were booths for Fotomat and also Shutterbug. They looked like they had maybe 16 square feet of space inside. That must have been an awful workspace.
edited to add, plastic landscape plants TFWJanuary 3, 2015 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm #1057702
Of course, the other phenomena was this former Fotomat located in Great Southern Shopping Center at S High St and I 270; somebody had the brilliant idea to repurpose the structure into an Italian/Chinese drive-thru, and while I really can’t recall the name (I think it was called Presutti & Chin), the food left a more lasting impression; horrible! Did they have any other locations in CMH?
There was a Presutti and Chins in a outbuilding at Karl Plaza at Karl Road and 161. The outbuilding is still in use as a Subway.
As you mentioned, the food was terrible.January 4, 2015 4:14 pm at 4:14 pm #1057741
Not sure if i can scroll back to find the post, but yes, when Fazio’s left Columbus, i do believe there was a chain that did move in to those former locations, and yes, i do think they were called Cash and Carry, not Kash n’ Karry, as that was a former local chain here in the Tampa Bay Metro area, rebranded as Sweetbay Supermarket Supermarket beginning in 2004, and subsequently sold to Bi-Lo, the parent company of Winn dixie. in 2012January 4, 2015 4:22 pm at 4:22 pm #1057742
Of course I’m sure this place is long gone as well, met some very good friends here as wellJanuary 4, 2015 4:33 pm at 4:33 pm #1057745
Of course I’m sure this place is long gone as well, met some very good friends here as well
Yep that’s Scarlet & Gray Cafe nowJanuary 5, 2015 12:32 am at 12:32 am #1057767
Carlos, some clarification to my post – it was indeed called and spelled Kash ‘n’ Karry Warehouse Markets, a subsidiary of a chain called Seaway FoodTown from NW Ohio (Maumee), and also parent of the Fisher Foods stores that pre dated Fazio’s. Being a weekly patron of the store, I do remember it quite well as Fazio’s had been a full service grocer, and KnK was bare bones warehouse concept, not as nice as Cub Foods and some other warehouse grocers at the time. It’s not uncommon to have similar grocer names – Stop n Shop, Shop and Shop, etc….these were the days before we had mega grocers like Safeway and Kroger….
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