Sunday, June 18, 2023

Former Albertsons #4358 - Deerfield Beach, FL

Albertsons #4358
3701 Hillsboro Boulevard, Deerfield Beach, FL - Deer Creek Plaza

     We all know that the most popular reuse, by far, for the former Floridian Albertsons stores is being converted into a Publix. This is Florida after all, and having over 830 stores here, it was bound to happen that one or two or 60 of our former Albertsons stores would get swallowed up by the green giant. However, in case anyone was curious, the second most common reuse for a former Floridian Albertsons store is what we'll be seeing today: being converted into a Ross Dress for Less store. Of those 170 Albertsons stores that once called Florida home, 10 became home to a Ross Dress for Less, like former Albertsons #4358 here in Deerfield Beach. The reason we see so many former Albertsons stores end up as a Ross in the afterlife has to do with a deal made during the breakup of Albertsons in 2006. That year, Ross purchased 46 stores directly from Albertsons in 6 different states, including Florida. While I've never been able to pinpoint exactly how many Floridian stores Ross purchased as part of that deal, I was able to track down 4 that were for sure part of it, with a number of other conversions happening around that same time that may have been part of the deal, or just coincidental. Regardless, the Ross in this former Albertsons was not part of that deal, having opened a few years after that transaction occurred. However, after buying all those former Albertsons stores, it seems like Ross was keeping an eye on Albertsons' real estate, using Albertsons' losses for their own gain much like Publix was doing. Anyway, we'll touch more on this store's present life in a moment, but first, the background information:

Photo courtesy of Google Street View

     Deerfield Beach is another one of the many suburbs of Fort Lauderdale, located in the northernmost portion of Broward County. The Palm Beach/Broward County line is all that separates Deerfield Beach from Boca Raton, which is located directly to our north. Unlike its ritzy northern neighbor, Deerfield Beach is your rather average South Florida suburb these days, consisting of various residential subdivisions bisected by the major arterials upon which the local retail lies. Albertsons managed to pick a very nice location for their new store in Deerfield Beach, locating at the northwestern corner of Hillsboro Boulevard and Powerline Road. This intersection would also end up becoming home to two of Deerfield Beach's major shopping centers as well, including the Deerfield Mall (anchored by Publix, Zayre, Marshalls, Walgreens, and General Cinemas, and which despite its name, was never an enclosed mall) on the southwestern corner, and the Kmart and J. Byron's-anchored Shoppes of Deer Creek on the northeastern corner (an open-air mall that's since demolished for a Super Target). Interestingly, Albertsons' presence at this intersection came at the demise of others. The property upon which Albertsons would build their Deerfield Beach store was originally owned by Grand Union, who had intended to build a store there. However, with Grand Union's financial troubles in the early 1980's and the company's eventual exit from Florida in 1985, Grand Union's new store never materialized, and the land was sold to Albertsons.

Photo courtesy of Google Street View

     Albertsons' new store opened sometime toward the end of June 1984 based off my research in the local newspaper archives, with a pre-opening hiring ad published on June 18, 1984, and post-opening sales flyer published on July 1, 1984 mentioning the new Deerfield Beach store. Albertsons #4358 was the last of (what I've dubbed) the "trapezoid" model Albertsons stores to open in Florida, a short-lived early 1980's building variant that took the old 1970's Skaggs-Albertsons interior layout and added a reconfigured entryway to the front. That redesigned entryway gave the building a trapezoid-shaped vestibule when viewed from above, hence the name. From looking at county records it appears this store received a remodel of some kind in 1995, which was probably a remodel from the store's original decor to Blue and Gray Market. While the only pictures of this store I could find online were blurry Google Streetview images from 2007, the building appears to have a mostly original exterior, which would line up with a mid-1990's Blue and Gray Market remodel. Albertsons #4358 lasted until August 30, 2008, closing as part of a wave of 4 Floridian store closures announced by Albertsons only a month after the company entered a transaction to sell of 49 of its Floridian stores to Publix. 2008 was a bit of a bloodbath year for Albertsons Florida, and the events of that year certainly didn't send any signs of a rosy future for the company in Florida.

     With its prime location on one of the busiest corners for retail in town, the former Deerfield Beach Albertsons didn't sit empty for long. By 2009, the building had been subdivided for its two new tenants - Ross Dress for Less and Michael's. As you can see, Ross is still going strong at this location, although its neighbor Michael's closed sometime in late 2019 or early 2020, its former space sitting empty during my visit here.

     While the remodel and subdivision of the building kept the general shape and design of the exterior, the building was still heavily altered and reconfigured, with the interior totally gutted and rebuilt for the new tenants. In the photo above, we would have been looking toward the left side doors into the former Albertsons store. Ross reconfigured the building to have the entrance facing the front of the building, with Albertsons' old angled entryway converted into windows.

     When Albertsons was here, we would have been looking across a wall of windows that would have illuminated the store's front end. When the building was remodeled, all the windows were ripped out and walled over, except for right around the entrances into the two new tenant's spaces.

     Stepping inside, this store looks like every other Ross store in the chain. When it comes to consistency, Ross is very good at that, as pretty much every single one of their stores looks identical to each other in floorplan. Above, we're looking down the right side of the Ross store, the wall to my right being the partition that separates Ross from the old Michael's side of the building.

     Here's a look across the back wall of Ross. Due to a quirk about this building which I'll explain in a little bit, I'm actually not sure how this store was laid out, if it was oriented with the service departments on the left side of the building or the right. Regardless though, the back wall (which we see in the photo above) would have been home to the meat coolers no matter how this building was oriented!

     Here's an overview of Ross's sales floor, where the grocery aisles have been replaced with clothing racks.

     Looking across the back aisle of Ross, while I don't see any Albertsons remnants, I do spot a very clever pun on a dog toy!

     Housewares spill over onto the store's left side wall, with men's clothing beyond that in the building's front left corner. This area may have been home to Albertsons' service departments (produce, deli, and the bakery), but I'm not 100% sure on that.

     It's not Blue and Gray Market, but at least Ross uses a lot of blue in their stores like Albertsons did.

     Spend less, get more, because it's your store!

     This store may not be a shoe-in for the best preserved former Albertsons out there, but it does clothes the gap between a cheap remodel and a complete tear-down of the building.

     From the front left corner of the building, here's a look back into the sales floor, one store's grand aisle swapped out for a different kind.

     Our final interior photo from Ross looks toward the stores check lanes, which occupy an island by the main entrance.

     Back outside, we'll take a quick look at the former Michael's half of the building:

Photo courtesy of the Broward County Property Appraiser

     Michael's opened alongside Ross in 2009, and remained here until sometime around late 2019 or early 2020. I don't know if the closure was COVID-related or the timing was just coincidental, but either way this half of the former Albertsons building is empty again. The photo above was taken while Michael's was still open, although besides the removal of the logo, the exterior doesn't look much different now than it did while the store was open.

     Unlike Ross, Michael's kept their entrance on the angle like Albertsons did, replacing Albertsons' swinging doors with a single sliding one. Through those doors was a small vestibule built by Michael's, which then funneled shoppers into the main sales floor.

     A sign announcing Michael's closure was still hanging in the window while I was here, one of the only things left showcasing the tenant that used to be here.

     Like we saw inside Ross, the Michael's half of the building was also heavily remodeled, the interior stripped out to resemble most other Michael's stores with its open ceiling and red stripe along the walls.

     As far as I'm aware, the former Michael's is still empty as of the original publication of this post in Summer 2023.

     On the far right side of the building you'll see an emergency exit door leading out from Michael's side of the building. That door marks the approximate location of Albertsons old liquor store, which leads me to that quirk about the building I mentioned before...

     The old liquor store was located on the front right corner of the building, now pretty well sealed over and hidden. Anyway, Albertsons placing a liquor store on the corner of the building like this probably wouldn't stand out too much first glance, as the front right or left corner of the building was the usual home for the liquor store in a trapezoid model Albertsons store. However, with these trapezoid (and also with the older Skaggs-design stores), the stores were always built with the liquor store on the corner of the building pointing toward the intersection the store was built on. Following that logic, the liquor store should have been on the left side of this building, however that ended up not being the case here. Since the back of the store bumps up to the property line, the loading dock had to be placed on the left side of the building, thus bumping the liquor store to the front right corner instead. Since the liquor store was tucked into the corner of the building, its placement usually dictated the layout of the interior, so a store with the liquor store on the front right corner would have the grand aisle on the left side of the building, and vice versa. With the liquor store on the right side of the building, that means the grand aisle should have been on the left, but I don't know if this store only had the liquor store moved because of the placement of the loading dock, or if it followed the standard interior floorplan described above. Pictures of this store are pretty sparse, so I can't say for sure what option Albertsons chose here.

     As we begin to wrap things up, here's one last look at the store's modernized facade. However, behind all those extra stucco details lie the bones of an old Albertsons.

     And before we leave, here's that loading dock I was just talking about, which is now used by Ross (the former Michael's side uses a small loading area right behind this, on the opposite side of the wall that truck is backed up to). Having the liquor store on the other side of the building would make it easier for trucks to get in and out of here, without having to deal with extra people walking around here going in and out of the liquor store.

     Anyway, that out of the way, let's go up in the air for a look at some satellite imagery, starting with this overview of the shopping center (oriented where north is to the right):

     Unlike the other two large shopping centers built at this corner, Albertsons was the sole anchor to this small center, with that small strip of stores coming out from the right side of the former supermarket building.

     Now with that little bit of perspective, let's move along to some Bird's Eye aerial images of this former Albertsons store, courtesy of Bing Maps:


Right Side


Left Side

     And now some historic aerial images, courtesy of Google Earth and

Former Albertsons #4358 - 2019

Former Albertsons #4358 - 2009 - The building as seen during its short time abandoned.

Albertsons #4358 - 2007

Albertsons #4358 - 1995

Future Albertsons #4358 - 1984 - This image must have been captured in the earlier part of the year, as we see the shell of the new Albertsons store early in the construction phase.

Future Albertsons #4358 - 1980 - Where everyone thought a Grand Union would sprout would instead give Deerfield Beach an Albertsons

     The satellite imagery out of the way, that concludes our tour of former Albertsons #4358! As usual, more Albertsons will be coming your way in two weeks if you're looking for more, so be sure to come back then to see where our Floridian supermarket travels take us next!

So until the next post,

The Albertsons Florida Blogger

Sunday, June 4, 2023

Former Albertsons #4361 - Largo, FL (Walsingham Commons)

Photo courtesy of YonWooRetail2

Albertsons #4361 / Publix #1336 / Publix #1579 
13031 Walsingham Road, Largo, FL - Walsingham Commons

     After that refreshing Winn-Dixie break for the month of May, June takes us right back to our old friend the Publixsons. Sadly, we won't be kicking off June with a super funky Publixsons store either, as this time I've pulled another store out of the "flattened Publixsons" files. Don't worry though, I still have plenty more authentic Publixsons stores in my archives for your viewing pleasure in the future. However, every one of our former Floridian Albertsons stores has a story to tell, even if our former Albertsons friend had to see the ugly side of Publix's bulldozer brigade, like what happened here with former Albertsons #4361. Even though ol' #4361 is probably serving as eco-friendly gravel in someone's driveway these days, it stood here at the intersection of Walsingham and Vonn Roads for 30 years serving locals and beach-goers alike. We'll touch on the supermarkets of past and present that occupied this site in today's post, starting off with some photos of #4361 that YonWoo found in addition to some Google Street View images of the original building. After that we'll see what things look like now, but before we get to that, let's talk about the past first:

Photo courtesy of YonWooRetail2 - Seeing this, I never knew supermarkets had a position specifically for donut fryers, but I guess that fills a hole in the bakery staffing.

     Once a sleepy citrus farming town, Largo, sandwiched between St. Petersburg and Clearwater, began to grow in size during the 1960's and 1970's as an attractive, quieter suburb to its larger neighbors to the north and south. As the people came so did the supermarkets, with Largo becoming home to 3 Albertsons stores in due time. Albertsons #4361 was the second Albertsons store to open in Largo, opening in the later portion of 1986, 6 years after the town's first Albertsons store opened on East Bay Boulevard (#4338). 6 years after the opening of this store came Albertsons' buyout of Jewel-Osco's Floridian stores, a purchase which gave Largo its third and most notable Albertsons store, #4402 at Largo Mall.

Store recreation photo courtesy of YonWooRetail2

     Store #4361 was a typical late 1980's superstore building, which appears to have gotten a refresh in the late 1990's to the Blue and Green Awnings decor from its original Blue and Gray Market. Outside of the decor swap, Albertsons didn't do anything major to the building up until it was sold to Publix in 2008, part of Publix's deal to buy 49 of Albertsons' Floridian stores that year.

Photo courtesy of Google Street View

     Publix reopened this store rather fast, with the new Publix #1336 opening on December 18, 2008. That being the case, this store probably got Publix's standard budget-friendly upgrades of new tile flooring, the addition of sliding doors on the front, and a quick interior refresh from Blue and Green Awnings to Classy Market 2.0. During Publix's time in this building, it would have looked pretty close to this inside, just minus all the Classy Market 2.5 upgrades you see at that link.

Photo courtesy of Google Street View

     Interestingly, after Publix took over this building from Albertsons, Publix repainted it a darker shade of brown. Around 2013-2014ish the building was painted into the color scheme we see above, which is closer to the original color scheme Albertsons used during their time in this building. However, one thing that never changed during Publix's tenure in the old Albertsons building was the color of the roof, which remained painted in Albertsons blue all the way until the end.

Photo courtesy of Google Street View

     From the looks of this, it appears Publix remodeled this store to Classy Market 3.0/Sienna at some point (maybe around the time the building was repainted ca. 2013, although Publix does repaint stores independently of remodels quite often).

Photo courtesy of Google Street View

     The attached liquor store was located on the left side of the building, and the only interior photos I was able to find of this store before it was demolished were from the liquor store, an example of which you can see here. That linked photo (which appears to have been taken by the liquor store cashier) also shows the old Blue and Green Awning trim around the interior of the liquor store. Much like how the textured backing from Blue and Gray Market was commonly left behind in the Classy Market 2.0 remodels, that trim was the big remnant Publix would leave behind in the Blue and Green Awnings stores when those were all first converted.

Photo courtesy of YonWooRetail2

     After spending 8 years in this building, Publix felt it was time for a really big change. Publix #1336 closed in October 2016 to be demolished and rebuilt for a new store - #1579 - which would be a standard Publix 45M of the time. Publix managed to replace this store in pretty good time, with #1579 opening on August 17, 2017, roughly 10 months after the original store closed. YonWoo passed by this store as it was in the process of being rebuilt, providing us with the photo above as the shell of the building was nearing completion.

     While totally coincidental, Publix #1579 actually has a vague early 2000's Albertsons look to it (it's those arches). As fun as it would be that Publix would pay tribute to this property's predecessor, this is just a common 2010's Publix exterior variant, as I think Publix would love nothing more than to make people forget Albertsons was ever here!

     Similarities to Albertsons aside, the exterior of this store is quite nice, as I like these "old Florida" style designs Publix uses from time to time instead of the usual 45M default exterior. With the 48M having taken over as the new default store design for Publix these days, Publix's most recent stores have varied a lot more in exterior design, as the 48M stores have used a lot more exterior variants than the 45M ever did.

     Back in the early 2010's, this stretch of Walsingham Road used to contain two really interesting Publix stores - this Publixsons, and about a mile west of here, a funky old expanded Wing Store that ended up being Publix's very last store to sport the Wavy Pastel decor package. That store down the street, Publix #98, also met the same fate the Publixsons did in 2013, getting replaced with an identical (interior-wise) modern 45M store (#1471). Unfortunately, I made it out this way much too late to see any of the real Publix oddities of Walsingham Road, however I do have a few photos I saved from the auction listing of Publix #98 if you want a quick look at that store in its final days. As for today's tour, we're going to have to settle for a quick spin around a 45M.

     Since we're here, let's head inside for a quick look at the store that replaced Walsingham Road's longstanding Albertsons building:

     Like any modern 45M store, you find the floral department immediately to the right of the entrance. Beyond that is the bakery in the front right corner of the building, with the deli along the right side wall following that.

     During the Albertsons days, the right side of the building also served as the home for all the fresh departments, although Albertsons would have had deli in the front right corner with the bakery on the right side wall, with produce out in the middle between those two departments.

     We find some drinks in aisle 1 across from the deli here, with produce becoming visible in the back right corner of the store.

     A fairly standard Publix produce department here, with lots of apples and oranges stacked in neat rows (but who am I to compare?).

     Rounding the corner to the back of the store, we find the meat and seafood departments. The seafood service counter and its signage got cut off a bit in the above photo, but we can see the signage for the meat department next door.

     Moving further down the store's back wall, here's a better look at the seafood counter from the opposite perspective.

     Cutting through the grocery aisles, here's a look across the front end, with the pharmacy visible in the distance.

     While I don't see food on the right side of this aisle, I do seafood ahead.

     Meat coolers extend out from the service meat and seafood counters about halfway down the back wall, at which point the coolers transition from meat to dairy products.

     Plenty of snack options to satisfy your hunger here in aisle 6...

     …and plenty of options to satisfy your pet's hunger here in aisle 9.

     Frozen foods are located in the middle of the building here, in aisles 10 and 11 (the aisle pictured above being number 11)…

     …with some chilled products of another kind for sale over here in aisle 12.

     The store's second to last aisle, aisle 15, was home to health and beauty overflow, with the rest of these products finding a home in the few short aisles in front of the pharmacy counter.

     The final aisle in this store is aisle 16, home of the remainder of the dairy department as well as the PB&J supplies, a common product arrangement in many of Publix's newer stores.

     Back up front, here's a look at the pharmacy counter, located in the front left corner of the building (just like a Superstore-era Albertsons would be arranged).

     To wrap up this brief look at Publix #1579, here are a few photos of the front check lanes to transition us back outside.

     The Publix standing at this site today isn't anything special, and certainly lacks the unique charm of the Publixsons it replaced. Since our tour was pretty quick, if you want to see in more detail an identical store to this one, you can view one here to better understand the design of the 45M.

     This was a decently busy Publix store while I was here. Between this being a well-populated area and being on the main route to the nearby Gulf beaches, there's a lot of draw to this store, and I can see why Publix would want to replace the old Albertsons building with this modern location.

     While the original Albertsons liquor store was located on the left side of the building, Publix's rebuild moved the liquor store to the right side, adjacent to the existing strip of stores. The relocation of the liquor store was done to accommodate the addition of the pharmacy drive-thru on the left side of the building.

     And speaking of the remainder of the shopping center, let's take a stroll down there to see if any other retail relics might be lurking around Walsingham Commons, now that it's primary attraction the Publixsons has been removed:

     The facade of the shopping center hasn't been changed since it was built in 1986, keeping its original design that matched Albertsons' facade following Publix's rebuild.

     Toward the far end of the shopping center is this Family Dollar store, which looks suspiciously like a former drug store junior anchor. I was expecting to reveal this space as a former SupeRx or Revco or something of that nature, but it turns out I was totally wrong - this was never a drug store to begin with, and this space actually began its life as a McDuff Electronics Store! We explored the history of the McDuff Electronics chain on My Florida Retail a while back, and you can read that much more detailed coverage here (the McDuff coverage toward the end of that linked post). It appears McDuff remained at Walsingham Commons until the mid-1990's (when the company began to falter). After McDuff closed, this space was retenanted by a location of Bill's Dollar Stores, a Family Dollar-esque chain that went out of business in the early 2000's. After Bill's closed this space became home to a Family Dollar, which it remains today.

     At the far eastern end of the shopping center we find the other anchor space to Walsingham Commons - a thrift store today, but back when the shopping center was first built, this space was home to a location of Florida's famous hardware store chain: Scotty's. The facade of this building is completely original to Scotty's, an example of the chain's famous barn-themed design. At the company's peak, Scotty's had over 150 locations across the Floridian Peninsula, and was the largest hardware store chain in Florida until the arrival of the big box home improvement warehouses in the 1980's and 1990's. The arrival of Home Depot and Lowe's would end up being one of the primary factors to Scotty's demise, as Scotty's stores were much smaller and older than the modern hardware behemoths popping up across the state. Scotty's tried some rebranding efforts in the late 1990's and early 2000's to ward off the threats of Home Depot and Lowe's, including formats that tried to make Scotty's into a hybrid hardware store/dollar store. Odd retoolings of a company's format is typically not a good sign, and for Scotty's, the story wasn't any different. Scotty's went out of business in 2005, bringing to an end another iconic Floridian retail chain.

     If you want to read more about Scotty's and see some more photos of the company's stores, a former Scotty's employee put together a nice tribute page for the chain. As for the location we see here, it remained a Scotty's until the early 2000's, closing a few years shy of the chain's ultimate demise in 2005. In 2004, the building was repurposed into a flea market/vendor mall type place called the Largo Outlet Mall, although that was short-lived, and by 2006 the Indian Rocks Thrift Center was operating out of this building. The Indian Rocks Thrift Center is operated by the Indian Rocks Baptist Church, which has its main church complex located just behind Walsingham Commons.

     Whenever I see a thrift store operating out of a former retail anchor building, I always find it worthwhile to check out what kind of relics of the past may be lurking inside, as thrift stores, especially low-budget church-run ones, are typically not known for elaborate renovations. To get us off to a good start, the two "ENTRANCE" decals on the front doors are remnants from Scotty's, as I've seen those same decals before on other former Scotty's stores.

     Heading inside, we see the Indian Rocks Thrift Center uses a fleet of old Winn-Dixie carts, recognizable by the W/D emblem engraved into the metal panels on the sides of each cart.

     As for the rest of the store, like most hardware stores built in the late 1980's, Scotty's used the traditional warehouse-style approach. As such, there really wasn't a lot for Scotty's to leave behind to be recycled by the flea market or the thrift store that came after it, as the building was just a large empty warehouse to begin with. I pretty much expected to discover such results during my visit, however, sometimes you never know what you might walk into at an unfamiliar thrift store!

     Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No - it's SuperThrift, here to save your Scotty's! Anyway, wall signage aside, here's a look across the width of the building, with the thrift store's front check lanes located under the large Superman logo sign.

     The thrift store's salesfloor only uses the front half of the former Scotty's store, with the back of the building reserved for the thrift store's donation center and some other church offices. The photo above looks toward the back right corner of the building.

     From the back right corner of the thrift store, here's an overview of the salesfloor from the furniture department. As I mentioned before, the building is just a large open warehouse, so there isn't anything too distinctive in here to really make it feel like it was another store prior.

     Even though Scotty's remained in operation until 2005, sadly, I never got to experience a Scotty's store in-person (although I did see the exterior of one on a road trip once, not long before the chain's ultimate demise). Therefore, I really don't know much about what the interior of a Scotty's store would have looked like back in the day, as there aren't many photos of the interior of a Scotty's store floating around online. I'd imagine the interior of a 1980's-built Scotty's wasn't too far off from the average hardware store aesthetic, with aisles of steel rack shelving and some banner signs hanging from the ceiling denoting the different departments.

     Like most thrift stores, clothing took up the majority of the store's salesfloor space, with the remaining space on the right side of the building not used for clothes being dedicated to furniture. The left side of the building was home to the assorted bric-a-brac such as housewares, kitchen items, books, movies, CDs, and the other types of assorted tchotchkes and et cetera.

     Our last photo from the interior of the former Scotty's looks down one of the thrift store's bric-a-brac aisles, with some fake palm trees sprouting out of the clothing department in the distance.

     Since the interior of the thrift store wasn't too exciting, here's one final look at the exterior of the building with its well-preserved Scotty's barn design.

     Off on the right side of the former Scotty's building was the former lumber yard, which was located behind this chain link fence. These days the old lumber yard is where people go to drop off donations for the thrift store (via a gate around back) and also where the church parks its vehicles and the buses for its school. Speaking of the church's school...

     …here it is, located in a former Frank's Nursery & Crafts next door to Walsingham Commons, and also in front of the church's main complex. Frank's Nursery & Crafts closed this store in 2000 when the company pulled out of the Tampa Bay area, and the building was converted into the church's school shortly after.

     Now that we've explored the entirely of Walsingham Commons, here's an aerial overview of the entire complex to better visualize where all the stores we just saw were located. And since we're already up in the air, let's use this opportunity to go back in time and take a look at this former Albertsons through the years in historic aerial imagery, courtesy of Google Earth and

Former Albertsons #4361 - 2019

Former Albertsons #4361 - March 2017 - The building shell for the new Publix looks mostly complete here.

Former Albertsons #4361 - January 2017 - Going back two months prior to that last aerial image, here we see the new Publix building just beginning to get framed out.

Former Albertsons #4361 - 2016 - The original Albertsons building

Albertsons #4361 - 2008

Albertsons #4361 - 2002

Albertsons #4361 - 1995

Future Albertsons #4361 - 1985 - It wouldn't be long after this image was taken that this empty lot would sprout a new Albertsons store.

     It wasn't much to look at, but that's all I have to share about former Albertsons #4361. Thankfully the other two former Albertsons stores in Largo will provide us with much more to look at, as Publix has kindly kept those stores around in much more original condition! Anyway, we'll return to Largo another time, however, in two more weeks I'll be back with more Albertsons adventures to share, so be sure to come back then for more!

So until the next post,

The Albertsons Florida Blogger