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by RXSQ
08 Oct 2011 19:26
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Thriftimart Locations
Replies: 33
Views: 24436

Re: Thriftimart Locations

In the early 1960s, a Thriftimart grocery store (with the huge red neon 'T' on the roof) opened in a new shopping center located at 6350 Van Buren Blvd. in the Arlington area of Riverside, CA. The center also included a Thrifty Drug (w/ adjoining coffee shop), W.T. Grant and Security Pacific Nation...
by RXSQ
05 Mar 2011 18:41
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Mervyns
Replies: 94
Views: 51415

Re: Mervyns

The Riverside, CA store across from the Galleria at Tyler mall is now a Kohl's. It opened in September 2010. http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5060/5500136151_fb67b3cc21.jpg The building originally opened in 1972 as The Treasury. Mervyn's and Target took over the building in 1983, with Mervyn's closing...
by RXSQ
16 May 2010 18:21
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Treasury Department Stores
Replies: 34
Views: 26001

Re: Treasury Department Stores

What is also amazing is the size of the original building. If it was large enough to divide into a Mervyn's AND a Target. Wonder if the site rivaled the size of today's Walmart Supercenters? Yes, it is large (the building seen below at top left): http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3421/3760505832_20064...
by RXSQ
16 May 2010 01:00
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Treasury Department Stores
Replies: 34
Views: 26001

Re: Treasury Department Stores

Thanks for the shot! What was throwing me off was I clearly don't remember The Treasury front as a Mervyn's. As the further shots mentioned, Mervyn's had a "false front" over The Treasury's. Let's see if Kohl's returns to The Treasury's...or eliminates it for good! Yes, we should have better noted ...
by RXSQ
15 May 2010 18:43
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Treasury Department Stores
Replies: 34
Views: 26001

Re: Treasury Department Stores

Spotted this uncovered "squiggly roof" from the former Riverside, CA location for 'The Treasury' (which was most recently a Mervyn's): http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3403/4609317053_901bbccd34.jpg The Riverside location (3520 Tyler St.) opened around 1972 and closed in 1982 or early 1983. As most al...
by RXSQ
01 Jan 2010 22:03
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Gottschalks
Replies: 61
Views: 24190

Re: Gottschalks

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San Bernardino - Inland Center Mall, former Gottschalks

Originally opened as May Co. in 1966, but closed in 1993 upon the merger with J.W. Robinson's at which time the building was sold to Gottschalks (1993/94-2009).
by RXSQ
01 Jan 2010 21:48
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: White Front Stores
Replies: 48
Views: 45899

Re: Former White Front stores

I read in a Wikipedia entry that the Orange Show store still had the White Front arch. I used to go to that store a lot in college but I don't remember the arch but I wasn't paying attention to that kind of thing at the time. Is there still an arch there? The arch is long gone, but the pylon sign r...
by RXSQ
30 Sep 2009 23:01
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Montgomery Ward Locations-Southern California-1960s & '70s
Replies: 28
Views: 18780

Re: Montgomery Ward Locations-Southern California-1960s & '70s

When did Wards enter the Riverside Plaza? I know that the WT Grants opened after 1957 and it became Wards thereafter. But when? The location was torn down (with the rest of Riverside Plaza minus Harris') when the Plaza was redeveloped a few years ago into a small "lifestyle" center. Prior to its Ri...
by RXSQ
20 Sep 2009 23:35
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Kids R Us
Replies: 10
Views: 9545

Re: Kids R Us

The Riverside Kids R Us was located at 10481 Magnolia Ave., just west of Tyler Street (and the Galleria at Tyler). It took up about 1/3 of the space within a former Gemco (the rest being a Lucky's supermarket, post-Gemco). As part of the remodel for KRU, it contained the long, oval window that Dean...
by RXSQ
06 Sep 2009 02:26
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Which chain once occupied these identical buildings?
Replies: 11
Views: 4900

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. ... From the Jan. 20, 1970 edition of the Riverside Press-Enterprise newspaper regarding the then newly-opened Reuben's at 3640 C...
by RXSQ
03 Sep 2009 23:08
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Naugles Mexican Restaurants
Replies: 18
Views: 7144

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 RXSQ
02 Sep 2009 20:54
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Naugles Mexican Restaurants
Replies: 18
Views: 7144

Re: Naugles Mexican Restaurants

Here are two views of the very first Naugles (Location #1) located at 4407 Brockton Ave. (at 14th St.) in downtown Riverside, CA:

Bing Bird's Eye View: http://tinyurl.com/ls4rbw
Google Street View: http://tinyurl.com/mtoeyy
by RXSQ
01 Sep 2009 21:37
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Which chain once occupied these identical buildings?
Replies: 11
Views: 4900

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? No, the Magnolia Ave. location (across from the mall) did not...
by RXSQ
27 Aug 2009 22:19
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Thriftimart Locations
Replies: 33
Views: 24436

Re: Thriftimart Locations

In the early 1960s, a Thriftimart grocery store (with the huge red neon 'T' on the roof) opened in a new shopping center located at 6350 Van Buren Blvd. in the Arlington area of Riverside, CA. The center also included a Thrifty Drug (w/ adjoining coffee shop), W.T. Grant and Security Pacific Nationa...
by RXSQ
20 Aug 2009 02:06
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Which chain once occupied these identical buildings?
Replies: 11
Views: 4900

Re: Which chain once occupied these identical buildings?

Here's a street view of a Coco's in Riverside (across form the Riverside Plaza) that also once had the "basement" Reubens (the stairs "down" are still readily visible out front): http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=33.953526,-117.392481&spn=0,359.9972&t=h&z=19&layer=c&cbll=33.953528,-117.39...