The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (A&P) grocery chain was founded in 1859 as a mail order business by tea and spice merchants George Huntington Hartford and George Gilman. It is now is a family of supermarkets with over 700 stores across the U.S. and in the province of Ontario, Canada[1].

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One of the few items that could be considered a crossover between the three series is that of the grocery store chain. The Marshall A&P was originally located at 205 East Michigan Avenue but moved, in 1955, to 855 West Michigan, eventually closing in 1974[2].


  1. Wikipedia: The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company
  2. Marshall, Richard Carver; 1993