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by Paper or Plastic
31 Jul 2011 20:18
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Cold Stone closings...replaced by Thrifty's?
Replies: 4
Views: 5584

Re: Cold Stone closings...replaced by Thrifty's?

unknown on the Thrifty ice cream.. but it would taste better than cold stone. Their product reeks of flavoring chemicals.
by Paper or Plastic
07 Nov 2009 21:22
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: That used to be a department store?!
Replies: 18
Views: 9618

Re: That used to be a department store?!

The old K-mart on Auburn Blvd in Citrus Heights / Sacramento became a storage place, including the parking lot !
by Paper or Plastic
10 Jun 2008 14:11
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Sambo's Restaurant Locations in California
Replies: 54
Views: 42477

Re: Sambo's Restaurant Locations in California

TheStranger wrote:The El Patron mexican restaurant at 65th and Folsom in east Sacramento is an ex-Sambo's...
Last time I ate there it was called "Mexico 70" and was painted red. Food was not too shabby.
by Paper or Plastic
10 Jun 2008 14:00
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Auto Parts Club
Replies: 7
Views: 4992

Re: Auto Parts Club

TheStranger wrote: Rancho Cordova - is that the Grocery Outlet at Zinfandel/Folsom?

The South Sacramento one, how far is that from the Mack/99 interchange?
A) Yes, same place.

B) If you take the Mack Rd. East exit off SB 99, it's right there as you go thru the clover leaf.
by Paper or Plastic
19 Mar 2008 10:05
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Auto Parts Club
Replies: 7
Views: 4992

Re: Auto Parts Club

Yes, the one in Reno did go by the name of Auto Depot. At the time the Corporate clowns were trying to come up with a non membership version of their own store. It didn't make much sense to me then or now for that matter. If you charge a membership fee, that money goes strait to your profit margin, ...
by Paper or Plastic
12 Mar 2008 18:00
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Nothern California "FARMERS MARKET" chain
Replies: 5
Views: 3477

Re: Nothern California "FARMERS MARKET" chain

anyone have Sacramento location info ??
by Paper or Plastic
31 Dec 2007 10:49
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Auto Parts Club
Replies: 7
Views: 4992

Auto Parts Club

Who remembers the Auto Parts Club chain ? They were part of that big "club store" craze that was in the late 80's thru the late 90's ( Home Club, Pace, Price Club) I worked at the Oakland Ca. store from pre opening ( July 91 ) until they closed it due to horrendous shrinkage in October 95. I then we...
by Paper or Plastic
09 Dec 2007 07:24
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Levitz Furniture
Replies: 27
Views: 20084

Levitz' lingo was You'll Love it at Levitz !
After my folks bought some heavy crappy particle board bedroom furniture from there in 1970, pop would say " you'll leave it at Levitz!"
by Paper or Plastic
11 Oct 2007 16:46
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Gaylords
Replies: 4
Views: 5270

Gotta goto Gaylords < ba bow bow >

I still have that tune in my head even though I haven't lived in Columbus since 91. My brother won a 19" TV from there back in the early 80's when he was about 10 years old. He still had it and it was still working up untill just recently. Pre dating Gaylord's ( in the same building) was Howard Bran...
by Paper or Plastic
27 Sep 2007 19:17
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: The almost-all-request west coast photo tour Oct. 2007...
Replies: 34
Views: 13228

latif's restaraunt

While traveling down 99 stop at -> Latif's Restaurant (209) 634-5351 111 N Golden State Blvd, Turlock, CA <-

it's another one you will enjoy!
by Paper or Plastic
15 Sep 2007 19:43
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: White Front Stores
Replies: 48
Views: 50244

Re: Sacramento White Fronts

The second one, is that where Safeway/Longs is now at Arden/Watt?
I think that was a closed up pack n save before it was remodeled into a safeway... it was yellow and black inside. The whole center was abandoned then remodeled.
by Paper or Plastic
14 Sep 2007 23:15
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: The almost-all-request west coast photo tour Oct. 2007...
Replies: 34
Views: 13228

Go thru Eureka and stop at the Samoa Cookhouse, you won't be disapointed !

http://www.samoacookhouse.net/
by Paper or Plastic
12 Jun 2007 13:32
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: White Front Stores
Replies: 48
Views: 50244

If anyone has location addresses for the Sacramento region, please post them!
by Paper or Plastic
29 Jan 2007 00:26
Forum: History: Miscellaneous and Not Region-Specific
Topic: Paper or Plastic?
Replies: 24
Views: 12156

I resemble that remark !
by Paper or Plastic
28 Jan 2007 01:54
Forum: History: USA California
Topic: Davis: Nugget Market (409 Mace Blvd.)
Replies: 10
Views: 4200

flat roofed 70's build from what I remember.