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by ieguy441
20 Jul 2010 14:29
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Former Arby's locations
Replies: 18
Views: 13033

Re: Former Arby's locations

One of the Arby's in Hemet, CA recently closed after being open for about 20 years. http://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&q=arbys+hemet&fb=1&gl=us&hq=arbys&hnear=Hemet,+Riverside,+California&ei=redFTLHmHoe6sQO1tNDFAg&ved=0CBsQtgMwAA&ll=33.759205,-116.944528&spn=0,0.036864&t=h&z=15&layer=c&cbll=33.7477...
by ieguy441
21 Jan 2010 15:43
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Kragen Auto Parts/Former Thrifty; San Pedro
Replies: 0
Views: 2176

Kragen Auto Parts/Former Thrifty; San Pedro

I was just watching KABC7 Storm Coverage, and they reported that a Kragen Auto Parts store at 842 S Pacific Ave in San Pedro had much of it's stucco facade fall off from the amount of rain that had saturated into it. Revealed is a nearly perfect Thrifty drug sign, which appears to be painted onto th...
by ieguy441
20 Dec 2009 12:58
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Vons stores with old interiors
Replies: 30
Views: 16743

Re: Vons stores with old interiors

The Hemet, CA Vons had the same "face lift" interior for about 3 or 4 years (maybe less) before getting the Lifestyle treatment in 2002-2003. The exterior was altered during both remodels, with the entry points moved both times. I always thought it was odd that it was remodeled so quickly. It was fo...
by ieguy441
19 Dec 2009 14:12
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Vintage Supermarkets in Movies and TV (Old Ones Only Please)
Replies: 164
Views: 101207

Re: Vintage Supermarkets in Movies and TV (Old Ones Only Please)

I don't know how vintage this may be, but in the movie "Funny People", Seth Rogan's character works at a deli in an independent supermarket... which happens to be a former So-cal Smith's location from the early 1990's. The deli area looks a bit different than your typical Smiths of this era. In the ...
by ieguy441
18 Sep 2009 13:33
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Hemet CA
Replies: 15
Views: 10763

Re: Hemet CA

Wanted to chime in here as I've been very intrigued with Hemet's retail history. I'm not sure if others exist, but the former Thrifty (later Rite Aid) at the Ramona Plaza was an interesting store. I actually made it a point to visit this strip mall after I came across this old postcard (see below) ...
by ieguy441
04 Sep 2009 13:00
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Naugles Mexican Restaurants
Replies: 18
Views: 7649

Re: Naugles Mexican Restaurants

Could this be a possible former Naugles? http://maps.google.com/maps?q=hemet+ca&ie=UTF8&hl=en&ll=33.747749,-116.930964&spn=0.001476,0.002406&t=h&z=19&layer=c&cbll=33.747749,-116.931073&panoid=g9jXevGQtBuwTVpWKmvyFA&cbp=12,156.01,,0,11.56 ...This Del Taco has just a small area in the front by the do...
by ieguy441
03 Sep 2009 18:01
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Naugles Mexican Restaurants
Replies: 18
Views: 7649

Re: Naugles Mexican Restaurants

Could this be a possible former Naugles? http://maps.google.com/maps?q=hemet+ca&ie=UTF8&hl=en&ll=33.747749,-116.930964&spn=0.001476,0.002406&t=h&z=19&layer=c&cbll=33.747749,-116.931073&panoid=g9jXevGQtBuwTVpWKmvyFA&cbp=12,156.01,,0,11.56 I got it mixed up with the former Del Taco down the street. T...
by ieguy441
03 Sep 2009 16:31
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Naugles Mexican Restaurants
Replies: 18
Views: 7649

Re: Naugles Mexican Restaurants

Could this be a possible former Naugles? http://maps.google.com/maps?q=hemet+ca&ie=UTF8&hl=en&ll=33.747749,-116.930964&spn=0.001476,0.002406&t=h&z=19&layer=c&cbll=33.747749,-116.931073&panoid=g9jXevGQtBuwTVpWKmvyFA&cbp=12,156.01,,0,11.56 I got it mixed up with the former Del Taco down the street. Th...
by ieguy441
03 Sep 2009 13:32
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Naugles Mexican Restaurants
Replies: 18
Views: 7649

Re: Naugles Mexican Restaurants

Here are some Naugles locations that I can think of on the top of my head: 3369 Mission Ave. Oceanside, CA 92054 http://maps.google.com/maps?q=oceanside+ca&ie=UTF8&hl=en&ll=33.218223,-117.340821&spn=0.001485,0.002406&t=h&z=19&layer=c&cbll=33.218419,-117.34094&panoid=MnT5YZmTb-OfbGS_1Q44bA&cbp=12,14...
by ieguy441
02 Sep 2009 11:46
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Naugles Mexican Restaurants
Replies: 18
Views: 7649

Re: Naugles Mexican Restaurants

Here are some Naugles locations that I can think of on the top of my head: 3369 Mission Ave. Oceanside, CA 92054 http://maps.google.com/maps?q=oceanside+ca&ie=UTF8&hl=en&ll=33.218223,-117.340821&spn=0.001485,0.002406&t=h&z=19&layer=c&cbll=33.218419,-117.34094&panoid=MnT5YZmTb-OfbGS_1Q44bA&cbp=12,147...
by ieguy441
20 Aug 2009 12:38
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Which chain once occupied these identical buildings?
Replies: 11
Views: 5273

Re: Which chain once occupied these identical buildings?

I was wondering if the Coco's across from the Plaza once had a Reuben's in the basement.. I used to eat at the location a lot when my grandfather worked down the street. Did the Coco's near the Tyler Mall have a Reuben's downstairs also? I wonder what the reasoning behind getting rid of the Reuben's...
by ieguy441
18 Aug 2009 19:46
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Which chain once occupied these identical buildings?
Replies: 11
Views: 5273

Re: Which chain once occupied these identical buildings?

Thanks guys! From reading Wiki, it looks like Coco's owned Reuben's and ultimatly rebranded most of them Coco's in the 1980's. It would make sense that they used the design for both chains. I now seem to remember that the Coco's in Carlsbad, CA near Plaza Camino Real had a Reuben's in it's basement....
by ieguy441
17 Aug 2009 18:37
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Which chain once occupied these identical buildings?
Replies: 11
Views: 5273

Which chain once occupied these identical buildings?

I've noticed a few of these buildings around Southern California and I was told it was once a chain of steakhouses... but I am not sure.. Does anyone have any idea? The buildings are pretty much identical, these are the only three I could remember off hand, but I am sure there are others out there. ...
by ieguy441
06 Aug 2009 17:59
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Hemet CA
Replies: 15
Views: 10763

Re: Hemet CA

Was through this area over the weekend. Funny how many "doubles" are on the highway...a couple locations each of chains such as Staters, Jack in the Box (brand new location with NEW graphics), Carl's Jr., KFC, and I am sure others. Noticed the vacant Gottschalks. Can still see the labelscar of Harr...
by ieguy441
10 Jun 2009 13:09
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Gottschalks
Replies: 61
Views: 25739

Re: Gottschalks

This is a funny commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPltz2fu4GA&feature=related Is the building shown an old Broadway? Looks similar to the Puente Hills and Carson CA former Broadway locations. It's the former Weinstock's (sister store of The Broadway) at Fresno's Fashion Fair mall. Designed...