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Seabra Supermarkets

This week's location to get your wheels turning is Seabra, located on Hope Street in Bristol.

Businesses come and go in every state and town. But how far back can you remember?

Today, Seabra is the only grocery store on the Hope Street strip. The large store sells everything from Captain Crunch cereal to Hot Pockets. Before Seabra was Hi-Lo Supermarkets. But think back to the "bread, milk and eggs" days to see if you can remember what other businesses inhabited the building over the last few decades.

See how far back you can remember and post your memories in the comments section below. 

Ava Mascena February 22, 2011 at 12:19 AM
Almacs used to be in that building.
Ray Andrews February 22, 2011 at 12:36 AM
I'll always see it as Almacs with the metal wheeled conveyor ramp to take the bags of groceries to the waiting car outside. I could never understand why nana wouldn't let me hop on for a ride
pamela j camara February 22, 2011 at 10:50 AM
I started my job with Almacs in Aug.of 1973.Hospital Trust was on one side , and a laundy mart was on the other. Across the street was First National, another grocery chain. We had Green stamps and great personal service. The prices did not change much, back then. Was there for over twenty five years. And , oh yes I remembered that ramp, was very cold in the winter months. Also being the unfortunte cashier near the door, had to wear gloves and extra layers to ring customers out. Was in Seabra the other day, and the cashier was dressed in layers and a heavy coat, ah, the memories!
Charles Millard February 22, 2011 at 01:08 PM
In the mid fifties it was the Midway Casino (midway between Bristol and Warren) and our parernts used to go there on Thursday nights to watch Milton Berle on the TV. Chuck Millard
Mary Alexandre February 22, 2011 at 01:23 PM
I only remember as far back as Almacs, when I first moved to the area 20 years ago. The Midway Casino is very interesting! Anyone know anything about a baseball field near this area - Seabra/Gooding/Bliven/Verndale?
JACKIE HASKINS February 22, 2011 at 03:12 PM
BEFORE SEA BRA IT WAS HI-LO---ALMACS---AND WAY BACK THE BRISTOL CASINO WHERE I HAD MY WEDDING RECEPTION. JACKIE HASKINS
Donna Laires February 22, 2011 at 08:12 PM
I always remember Almacs, with the conveyor to send the groceries out on it. I liked Almacs..... and Seabra as they're not "Supersize" grocery stores where you can't find anything and be in and out in a short period of time. Love the set up of smaller grocery stores.... Sincerely, Donna Laires
George Garvin February 26, 2011 at 01:47 PM
I loved the large murals as a kid. I know one went to herreshoff marine museum and i would love to know where the rest went? any ideas? These were a big part of bristol histroy and would love to view them again
Robert Squatrito April 04, 2011 at 09:42 PM
My father oned that building in the early 50's. The name of his business was the Midway Steak & Lobster House. He sold it in the early 60's and it was distroyed by fire. Later, it was rebuiled and became Almacs. Bob Squatrito
Mrs. B April 12, 2011 at 08:01 PM
Yes, I remember when I was a very little girl I went to a wedding there once. I seem to remember the building was painted grey and built of wood. Am I right?
DownTown May 10, 2011 at 03:10 AM
I still have some of the Almac's paper bags around. Who remembers the A&P and First National stores downtown?

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