CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY
South 6th Street & Atlantic Avenue
Chains of grocery stores began to spring up shortly after the turn of the century, but the idea of a supermarket didn't really take off until after World War II. An early version of the supermarket was the Giant Tiger store at 6th and Atlantic, which flourished from the 1930s until the early 1950s. The market was located in what had been the plant of the Camden Lace Company.
While Giant Tiger has been gone from Camden for many years, Giant Tiger Stores Ltd. is one of Canada's larger retailers. The two companies, are, however, completely unrelated.
Long gone from Camden, the building that housed Giant Tiger, vacant and condemned, was destroyed by fire on April 28, 1962
April 28, 1962
HEAVY BLACK SMOKE pours from a vacant factory and warehouse building formerly owned by the Fuller Brush Company at 6th Street and Atlantic Avenue this morning as a three alarm lire destroyed the structure. The amount of the loss has not been determined.
Camden Courier-Post * April 28, 1962
John Gaffney Sr. - Robert Thomas - Edward MacDowell - Giant Tiger - Philip Farrow
Donald Fuhrer - Modern Hard Chrome aka SL Surface Technologies
Engine Company 8 - Engine Company 6 - South 6th Street - Atlantic Avenue
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