3.12.09

THE BIG G


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  1. Riverside had a store if a remember correctly from my youth. Wasn`t the Grants department store located in the same plaza?

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    1. The Grants in Riverside was not near a Big G - It was near an Almacs and an A&P. I think the Big G was either in Seekonk or East Providence.

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  2. There was a Big G on Smioth Street in Smith Hill too... Had a Laundromat attached to it... Right across the street from Domestic Oil and A. Watt & Sons...

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  3. There was a Big G store on Newport Ave in East Prov it closed in the mid 70s

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  4. Tower Hill Rd (Rt 1) in North Kingstown as well. It is now a Dave's Marketplace.

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  5. one in Coventry where Benny's now resides. If you look to left of the parking lot you can see where the Big G self serve gas station was. That is in the day of under 40 cent gas a gallon.

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  6. I worked at the store on Market St. in Warren in the late 60's..It's now some sort of remedial school.

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    1. My Dad Bill Moretti was the Manager there in the late 60's

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  7. Big G in Warwick was on Post Road, where Wal-Mart is now. Misspent much of my youth in the Warwick Plaza.

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  8. We lived on Blackamore Avenue in Cranston and used to walk to the store on Reservoir Ave

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  9. The Big G in Cranston was at 725 Reservoir Ave to be exact. There used to be a car dealership (Buick maybe?) next door, closer to Park Avenue. The Big G building was expanded in the 80's or 90's(?) and is now a professional building -- doctors mostly, I suppose.

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  10. And King Corn trading stamps!!! I remember the name, but not mutch else, except they were orange. Almacs S&H GREEN stamps -- I still can see the silly rotary dispenser!

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  11. I remember the Big G right across from Tiogue Lake on Rt3 in the mid 60's. All the kids in Oak Haven Manor called it "The Big Gyp"!.

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  12. I started in the Coventry store 72 to Groton73 to Old Saybroo73. I lived in Warwick but traveled for promo, 65 mi one way.76 I quit. At that time the writing was on the wall. A short time later an employee called to say they were going our of business. Mr Livin I think was his name was taking money from our company and buing condows in Florida. For the last couple of years I and others would work off the clock so we saved on payroll. Livin stole that money from us an left many broken.I did learn a lot and went on to have a great career in retail, owning my own store for 15yrs by the beach. When it was right it was a great company to work for. And I met Sue!!!

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