After the first round, AppleTree was left with 89 stores. After the second round, 84. The (W) in Notes denote known former Weingarten stores. Also note that we don't know which Waco store closed in March 1992, the double asterisks represent the fact I don't know when it was closed but that it was definitely an AppleTree.
Even before the closures, apparently one Austin store ran out on its lease, so the list is amorphous. Between May 1992 and November 1993, 26 stores were closed or sold, the closure date for these are going to be "M26". Unless that number is completely wrong, of course.
By the time AppleTree died, they had 49 stores, then 12 stores were sold in Central Texas (10 Austin, San Marcos, Killeen...there wasn't a Temple store that survived to become an AppleTree), then there were 7. That is the last section. The stores were stores were sold in 1/94, with the Brenham store closing at about the same time. Therefore, the Brenham store has 1/94 as the closure. Later closures are estimated, '97 may not be entirely accurate for the Richmond location.
Store numbers were partially derived from this address and a phone book listing. Most of this was gathered from news articles, but some from Internet forums. This compromises about 80 stores, and the most complete list you'll find of the former original Houston division of Safeway, or AppleTree Markets you'll find, ever. Contact EARTHBOUNDMAN (AT) GMAIL DOT COM if you'd like to make a correction or addition.
The store numbers are unclear if they were ordered sequentially, as there are some that are not with the rest of the set. The (X) are provided by ArchMemoH, which are unverified, and are all M26 stores.
|Bay City||7th Street||1/92||--|
|Houston||6742 Hillcroft St.||1/92||--||currently Famsa|
|Houston||Gessner & US-59||1/92||--|
|1111||Bryan||1010 S. Texas Avenue||3/92||--||(W) Later a furniture store, now C&J Barbecue, Rockies (bar), and Bingo Barn|
|Houston||Imperial Valley & Greens Road||3/92||--|
|Waco||7125 New Sanger Road||3/92||--||**Later Winn-Dixie (until 2002), now medical offices|
|Beaumont||4/92||Market Basket||three stores, likely all in operation today as Market Basket|
|Houston||11006 Airline||4/92||Fiesta||Store still a Fiesta|
|Houston||9510 N. Houston Rosslyn Rd.||4/92||Gerland's Food Fair||Store no longer in operation, now "Omron Oilfield & Marine" (they built a building in front of it)|
|960||Houston||5 Uvalde||4/92||Gerland's Food Fair||Operates today as Food Town|
|Port Arthur||4/92||Giant Foods|
|1110||Texas City||915 6th Avenue||4/92||Food King||Now Hoffman Lumber Co.|
|Austin||6800 Berkman Drive||6/93||--||I read that this had closed June 1993, but later became Randalls in 1994 (either way) and remained up until fall 2010. Now Supermercado El Rancho.|
|1000||Friendswood||3210 FM 528||M26||--||Lease ran out (Groceteria), now a Kroger|
|Houston||Keith Harrow Road||M26||--||Referred to in a 8/92 article|
|Houston||1050 Federal Road||M26||--||Later H-E-B Pantry, now Sellers Brothers.|
|Houston||15152 Bellaire Road||M26||--||Currently vacant|
|Houston||8711 N. Freeway||M26||--||Torn down mid-2000s for Más Club, which has since closed (the address may be off slightly)|
|Houston||9529 Southwest Freeway||M26||--||Now Giant 99 Cent Store (not related to a chain)|
|983||Houston||4705 Highway 6 N.||M26||--||Later a Hobby Lobby (Hobby Lobby Creative Centers), now Family Thrift Centers|
|Waco||1320 North 25th Street||M26||--||* Winn-Dixie until closure in 2002|
* Later picked up by Fiesta until 2007
* Later La Providencia until 2009
* Super Plaza until February 2014, now vacant
|Waco||4501 North Interstate 35||M26||--||* Winn-Dixie until closure in 2002|
* Now Atwoods Farm & Ranch
* Replaced an adjacent smaller Safeway
|948||Wharton||115 East Boling Hwy.||M26||--||* "All Beauty" beauty supply store today|
* This may or may not be the same as the 1992 Rosenberg location listed above. It may be the same.
|Friendswood||105 West Edgewood||M26||--||Now Ace Hardware. (X)|
|Houston||Near 403 Uvalde||M26||--||? (unknown address) (X)|
|Austin||601 William Cannon||M26||--||Made a note about this a while back but unable to find any more context. Still unknown.|
|1123||Houston||1175 Edgebrook Drive||M26||--||Currently Fiesta Mart|
|1125||Houston||11240 Fondren||M26||--||Currently Fiesta Mart|
|Austin||5355 Airport Blvd.||M26||--||Closed 1990|
|Austin||3229 Bee Caves Road||1/94||Randall's||Never became Randalls and shut instead. Building extant but address altered.|
|Austin||2101 S. Lamar Blvd.||1/94||Randall's||Never became Randalls and shut instead. Currently Office Depot.|
|Austin||9411 N. Lamar Blvd.||1/94||Randall's||Never became Randalls and shut instead. Currently Ace Mart Restaurant Supply.|
|Austin||8040 Mesa Drive||1/94||Randall's|
|Austin||715 Exposition Blvd.||1/94||Randall's||Had an atrium-enclosed tree taken down after Randalls acquisition. The tree may or may not have died.|
|804||Austin||Braker Lane and Interstate 35||1/94||Randall's||Closed in 1997.|
|Austin||1500 West 35th Street||1/94||Randall's|
|Austin||2025 West Ben White Blvd.||1/94||Randall's||Definitely a former Safeway built in the 1970s.|
|Killeen||2200 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd.||1/94||Randall's||* Later Hastings, now divided between a thrift store (which may be closed) and a Family Dollar.|
* Hard to imagine Randall's ever operating here.
|San Marcos||200 West Hopkins Street||1/94||Randalls||* This Safeway originally apparently started out as a Marina-style before being rebuilt later.|
* Sold to H-E-B in 1997.
* Around the mid to late 2000s, it was rebranded as simply H-E-B.
* Hard to imagine Randall's ever operating here.
|904||Houston||3745 Westheimer||1/94||Rice Epicurean||* Rice closed in 2013 for The Fresh Market, which downsized the space.|
* The space is now Walgreens.
|933||Houston||2020 Fountainview||1/94||Rice Epicurean||The last Rice Epicurean remaining open.|
|946||Houston||2617 West Holcombe Blvd.||1/94||Rice Epicurean||Closed in 2013 for The Fresh Market|
|956||Houston||8710 Bellaire Blvd.||1/94||Fiesta Mart|
|Houston||7510 Bellaire Blvd.||1/94||Fiesta Mart|
|1120||Houston||7061 Lawndale Street||1/94||Fiesta Mart||Now 99 Cent Only Stores|
|Houston||3803 Dunlavy Street||1/94||Fiesta Mart||* (W) Closed in 2012 for upscale apartment building (The Susanne).|
* An alternate address for this 3808 Dunlavy, apparently
|1143||La Porte||9701 S. Spencer Highway||1/94||Gerland's Food Fair|
|Sugar Land||1109 Eldridge||1/94||Gerland's Food Fair||*Address hits for Mega Gymnastics, now closed.|
* There's a Food Town at 1130 Eldridge, which I think is an old Food Lion, so Food Fair here closed as early as 1997.
* Because there's two Food Town brands, this may or may not Gerland's Food Town
|969||Houston||13811 Cypress-North Houston Road||1/94||Gerland's Food Fair||Currently operates as their Food Town brand (or is it theirs?)|
|1001||Houston||10902 Scarsdale||1/94||Gerland's Food Fair||Currently operates as their Food Town brand (or is it theirs?)|
|Houston||7601 Westheimer Road||1/94||Gerland's Food Fair||Now Ross Dress for Less|
|Deer Park||3322 Center Street||1/94||Gerland's Food Fair||Currently operates as their Food Town brand|
|932||Seabrook||4614 E. Nasa Road 1||1/94||Big Chief Super Markets||Now Arlan's Market|
|Lake Jackson||165 Oyster Creek||1/94||Stanley Stores||Now "Jerry's Food King", presumably after the bankruptcy of Stanley Stores|
|964||Houston||13642 West Montgomery||1/94||Kroger||* Now "Family Thrift Center" (and due to name changes, it's now State Highway 249). It's hard to imagine a Kroger name EVER being on this building.|
* Maybe they didn't.
|934||Houston||9325 Katy Freeway||1/94||Kroger||Branded as "Kroger of the Villages" and also one of the few AppleTree stores that completed a renovation.|
|1057||Houston||2300 North Gessner||1/94||Kroger||Branded as Kroger Signature. One of the last stores built as a Safeway (around 1988).|
|993||Houston||1990 Old Spanish Trail||1/94||Kroger||Closed permanently in January 2017|
|1102||Houston||1938 West Gray Street||1/94||Kroger||(W). Upper level stores?|
|Houston||14900 Northwest Freeway||1/94||Kroger||Closed in 2005. Now "K1 Speed Indoor Cart Racing"|
|1107||Houston||1352 W. 43rd Street||1/94||Kroger||This store was demolished in 2000-2001 and replaced with a larger Kroger store.|
|Houston||7068 FM 1960 East||1/94||Kroger||Now 24 Hour Fitness|
|943||Conroe||1100 W. Dallas||1/94||Kroger||Now a Palais Royal|
|1117||Houston||2409 Bay Area Blvd.||1/94||Kroger||Closed circa 2005-2008|
|1103||Houston||239 W. 20th Street||1/94||Kroger||(W)|
|980||Pearland||2028 North Main||1/94||Randall's||Now a Big Lots and an Office Depot.|
|1011||Houston||21155 Tomball Parkway||1/94||Randall's||* Randalls closed this location in 1997.|
* Later an H-E-B Pantry (around '98-'99), which has since moved to a larger location.
* Now "Jump On In"
|917||Houston||1805 Ella||1/94||Cox's Foodarama||Still Foodarama|
|959||Pasadena||4100 Fairmont||1/94||Super Warehouse Foods||Appears to no longer be in business (last known as 99 Cent Only Store). Also served as "Super Plus" foods for a time.|
|731||Brenham||2226 S. Market||1/94||--||No one bought this store. It remains closed.|
|714||College Station||1725 Texas Avenue S.||10/02||Kubicek||Demolished or extensively remodeled, now Spec's and OfficeMax|
|736||Bryan||1760 Briarcrest||--||Kubicek||Renamed 2008 to Village Foods by new owner, to close 2016 and be partially filled with an Aldi.|
|1193||Bryan||2001 E. Highway 21||2009?||Kubicek||* Last AppleTree, renamed to Super Canasta with logos intact|
* Later Food City, renamed to El Ahorro
* Part of the store is La Michoacana Meat Market, the rest is vacant
|Huntsville||2601 11th Street||1997?||Kubicek||Now Brookshire Brothers. Records suggest the changeover happened in early 1997.|
|1012||Houston||9371 Richmond Avenue||1996?||Kubicek||Closed by 1997, now "Ayva Center" banquet/conference center|
|1105||Houston||8620 Stella Link||7/97||Kubicek||Later Food City, became Sellers Brothers by 2008. Closed in 2015.|
|928||Houston||11502 Wilcrest Drive||1987||--||Now Foodarama|
|958||Spring||7310 Louetta Road||1987||--||Appears that it was later taken over by H-E-B Pantry, which later demolished it for a new H-E-B somewhat behind it, keeping the address.|
|968||The Woodlands||130 Sawdust Road||1987||--||Later taken over by H-E-B Pantry, which later demolished it for a new H-E-B around 2002, though the new store faced east.|
|1058||Houston||"FM 529 at Highway 6"||1987||--||Was this a different Safeway/AppleTree then the one closer to the Kmart near Kieth Harrow?|