|Satellite Image Courtesy of Bing Maps|
|This photo and all of the following images are courtesy of Grafe Auction and grafeauction.com|
Even after the store converted back to Winn-Dixie, all Winn-Dixie did was put a new sign on the front of the building and restock the shelves. They left all of the old Save Rite decor in place (I think that's what this is), which really doesn't compliment a full line grocery store very well. It makes this store feel more like and independent market that opened in 1988.
But it was this next image that really got me:
The old 80's neon deli was still being used until 2014! When this was Save Rite, there wouldn't have been a full service deli, as Save Rite didn't offer service departments like most discount grocery chains. Winn-Dixie must have blocked this area off during the Save Rite days, then just reopened it when the store became Winn-Dixie again. Getting rid of this store may have been a good call for Winn-Dixie, as stores like this are what keeps people's perception of Winn-Dixie's stores as dirty and outdated thriving. And most people still think that way, even after Winn-Dixie's multiple attempts to turn themselves around since the bankruptcy. It's practically become ingrained in many people's minds, so Winn-Dixie still has their work cut out for them if they ever want to change that perception.
There weren't too many pictures of this store in the album on the auction company's website, but here's the link to it if you want to take a look at the few other photos of this store there.
So that wraps up my two posts from the Grafe Auction pictures. If you want, Grafe's website has lots of pictures taken at closed stores from different brands all over the country if you're ever bored and want to look through some pictures.
So that's all I have for now. Until next time,
The Albertsons Florida Blogger