Grand Union Florida Store List

     Grand Union entered Florida in the early 1960's, and eventually grew to establish a decent presence throughout South Florida, the Tampa Bay area, and Southwestern Florida. Grand Union's Florida division was rather isolated from the rest of the chain for most of its existence, with GU's next closest division being in the Carolinas. By 1985, Grand Union had pulled out of Florida as GU began to focus their attention on their core New Jersey, New York, and New England markets as they began their period of decline (which ultimately led to their fatal 2001 bankruptcy). Even to this day there are still a few very recognizable former Grand Union stores floating around Florida (like the one pictured above). Below is a table of Grand Union's Florida locations from the year 1983. While it is not a comprehensive list of all of Florida's Grand Union stores (which it is not meant to be), I'd say this table comprises of the majority of their Florida locations, and is still a handy reference. Below the 1983 list is an additional table of some other Grand Union stores I found online that closed prior to 1983, which is just a small bonus.

Grand Union Stores in Florida as of 1983:

Store #Store NameAddressCityStateZIPCountyNotes
500Grand Union12150 Biscayne BoulevardNorth MiamiFL33161Miami-Dade
502Grand Union2211 W. Broward BoulevardFort LauderdaleFL33312BrowardConverted to GU's BASICS Food Warehouse brand in the early 80's.
505Grand Union1308 N. State Road 7MargateFL33063Broward
506Grand Union4515 Lake Worth RoadGreenacresFL33463Palm Beach
508Grand Union955 SW 71st AvenueNorth LauderdaleFL33068Broward
511Grand Union9829 Military TrailBoynton BeachFL33435Palm Beach
555Grand Union4404 Bee Ridge RoadSarasotaFL33578SarasotaOriginal address was 200 Palm Plaza.
560Grand Union1325 South Tamiami TrailSarasotaFL33579Sarasota
564Grand Union8951 Bonita Beach Road SEBonita SpringsFL33923Lee
700Grand Union8100 W. Oakland Park BoulevardSunriseFL33313BrowardConverted to GU's BASICS Food Warehouse brand in 1979.
701Grand Union5767 SW 40th St.MiamiFL33156Miami-Dade
704Grand Union7600 Starkey RoadSeminoleFL33542Pinellas
705Grand Union11301 S. Dixie HighwayKendallFL33156Miami-Dade
706Grand Union290 S. Indiana AvenueEnglewoodFL33533Sarasota
708Grand Union1906 Ponce De Leon BoulevardCoral GablesFL33134Miami-Dade
709Grand Union5030 W. Atlantic AvenueDelray BeachFL33445Palm Beach
710Grand Union22973 S. State Route 7Boca RatonFL33432Palm Beach
711Grand Union450 NE 125th St.North MiamiFL33161Miami-Dade
712Grand Union5627 14th St. W.BradentonFL33507Manatee
714Grand Union3701 NW 7th St.MiamiFL33144Miami-Dade
717Grand Union11397 SW 40th St.MiamiFL33165Miami-Dade
718Grand Union10018 Griffin RoadCooper CityFL33328Broward
719Grand Union555 US 41 BypassVenice FL33595Sarasota
720Grand Union8601 SW 40th St.MiamiFL33155Miami-Dade
723Grand Union10720 SW 72nd StMiamiFL33173Miami-Dade
726Grand Union3108 University DriveMiramarFL33023Broward
727Grand Union1339 W. Palmetto Park RoadBoca RatonFL33432Palm Beach
731Grand Union80 Curtiss ParkwayMiami SpringsFL33166Miami-Dade
734Grand Union1851 NE 2nd AvenueMiamiFL33132Miami-Dade
737Grand Union551 NE 167th St.North Miami BeachFL33162Miami-Dade
738Grand Union19051 NW 2nd AvenueMiamiFL33169Miami-Dade
740Grand Union1263 W. Flagler St.MiamiFL33135Miami-Dade
746Grand Union500 Belvedere RoadWest Palm BeachFL33605Palm Beach
747Grand Union3500 BroadwayRiviera BeachFL33569Palm Beach
749Grand Union1020 Sample RoadPompano BeachFL33064Broward
752Grand Union1025 E. Hillsboro BoulevardDeerfield BeachFL33441BrowardTorn down in 2009 for a new Walgreens
753Grand Union2900 34th St. N.St. PetersburgFL33713Pinellas
754Grand Union143 SW Monterey RoadStuartFL33494Martin
756Grand Union5805 Manatee AvenueBradentonFL33507Manatee
757Grand Union10000 Pines BoulevardPembroke PinesFL33025Broward
758Grand Union1710 University DrivePembroke PinesFL33024Broward
759Grand Union1602 S. Federal HighwayBoynton BeachFL33435Palm Beach
760Grand Union8710 Sunset DriveMiamiFL33143Miami-Dade
762Grand Union19167 S. Dixie HighwayCutler RidgeFL33157Miami-DadeCo-Anchor to Point Royale Plaza with Kmart #3385.
764Grand Union1000 36th St.West Palm BeachFL33407Palm Beach
765Grand Union1800 East Ocean BoulevardStuartFL33494Martin
766Grand Union4141 N. Federal HighwayBoca RatonFL33432Palm Beach
768Grand Union400 W. 49th StreetHialeahFL33012Miami-Dade
770Grand Union4133 Tamiami Trail NorthNaplesFL33940Collier
773Grand Union2270 Wilton DriveFort LauderdaleFL33305Broward
774Grand Union3455 SW 22nd St.MiamiFL33145Miami-Dade
775Grand Union9450 9th St. NorthSt. PetersburgFL33740Pinellas
780Grand Union4200 S. Tamiami TrailPort CharlotteFL33952Charlotte
781Grand Union2614 US 19 NorthClearwaterFL33515PinellasTorn down for a new Sam's Club
782Grand Union3535 Fruitville RoadSarasotaFL33577Sarasota
783Grand Union3900 Universal PlazaNew Port RicheyFL33552Pasco
784Grand Union1801 N. Tamiami TrailNorth Fort MyersFL33903Lee
786Grand Union14093 SW 88th St.Kendall LakesFL33156Miami-Dade
787Grand Union12901 McGregor BoulevardFort MyersFL33902LeeAddress was previously 6257 McGregor.
788Grand Union9474 US 19Port RicheyFL33568Pasco
789Grand Union8199 S. Tamiami TrailSarasotaFL33581SarasotaFormer Kmart Foods
790Grand Union1801 S. University DriveDavieFL33314Broward
791Grand Union10751 West Flagler St.MiamiFL33172Miami-Dade

Additional Grand Union Florida Stores:

Store #Store NameAddressCityStateZIPCountyNotes
XXXGrand Union4650 S. Cleveland Ave.Fort MyersFL33907LeeNow split between a furniture store and Family Dollar.
XXXGrand Union990 Missouri Avenue N.LargoFL33770Pinellas
XXXGrand Union4850 W. Oakland Park BoulevardLauderdale LakesFL33313Broward
XXXGrand Union6190 SW 8th St.MiamiFL33144Miami-Dade
XXXGrand Union3400 N. Andrews Ave.Oakland ParkFL33309Broward
XXXGrand Union6105 W. Sunrise BoulevardSunrise FL33313BrowardEntire plaza (called Sunrise Plaza) was torn down in the late 90's. A Walgreens and smaller stores were built in its place.
XXXGrand Union7501 NW 57th StreetTamaracFL33321BrowardLater became a Marshall's.

1 comment:

  1. 704, 753, 775, 781, 783, and 788 were acquired by Kash n' Karry in late 1983. Except 781, the others reopened as KnK's in January 1984.
    Grand Union started a price war with KnK in July 1983 and lost... badly.
    So much so, KnK took out a half-page ad in the St. Petersburg Times thanking Grand Union.
    704 and 753 are now Big Lots.
    775 no longer exists.
    781 remained closed because it was too close to another KnK. It no longer exists.
    783 is currently split between a local gym and a charter school.
    785 is now an Office Depot.
    The store in Largo, a former Kmart Foods/Big Star, opened in October 1978 and closed in 1982.