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Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection

Document Type

Still Image

Call number of Original

EX 11 FEB 1985 and PH 20 MAR 1984

Contributing Institution

Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives


Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA

Creation Date


Format of Original

35mm gelatin silver negatives


Views of Super Shop 'n Save supermarket, 295 Forest Avenue. At the time of its opening in March 1984, the food market was considered "the largest of its kind north of Boston," at 48,000 square feet. The store comprised 19 long aisles that combined groceries and drugstore items (with an in-store Wellby's pharmacy), including "a wondrous machine that allows a store employee to core and slice whole fruit in seconds." Super Shop 'n Save also included a branch of Portland's Bookland book store chain. The store's hours began at 7am-11pm, Monday through Saturday.
Also opening simultaneously with Super Shop 'n Save were plaza neighbors Maine Savings Bank, Travel Agents International, Annie's Book Stop, Athletic Attic, and Maine Photo Express.
Subsequent businesses in Shop 'n Save Plaza were Hair Stylists Unique, Kinko's Copies, and The Frame Center.

Left image: Exterior view of Super Shop 'n Save entrance, from east.
Photo published in the Evening Express, on 11 February 1985.

Right images: Interior views taken during the grand opening of Super Shop 'n Save, including performances by the Portland String Quartet.
Bottom photo published in the Portland Press Herald, on 20 March 1984.


Portland, Me., Oakdale, Forest Avenue, Businesses


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In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted.